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Old 05-27-2013, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know a lot of these topics are on here, I'm just a little confused right now . my sable 16 week old puppy started out really light when we got him. I know this is normal cause they usually get darker. At about 12 weeks he got the usual black stripe on his back. He's gotten progressively darker and now all of a sudden I'm seeing white/or silver on his shoulder blades,stomach, scattered on his neck.and bottom of his neck. It looks like its his adult hair because its course. Ill post pictures. But anyways his mom was solid black with tan feet and his dad was a really dark sable. I looked in his pedigree and I didn't see and silver in the GSD's. Ill post the pedigree so correct me If I'm wrong. I didn't know if this was something that will go away or he's just different haha. I like it though. I was just thinking he would be like his dad. Sable puppy color question-imageuploadedbypg-free1369659105.009627.jpg

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In the pictures the areas look darker but there actually white or silver.

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Never mind !! I was looking at the pedigree on my iPhone and I couldn't zoom. But now that I'm looking on my computer I see where he gets it from. So on another note how does his pedigree look ?


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Ranger has a longer coat but similar lighter coloration.

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Nice ! He is very similar to mine. How old is he there ?


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Your puppy looks alot like mine. We do not have a pedigree so I cannot help you with that. However, everywhere we go we are always getting complements on his color. Sometimes we get asked if hes mixed. Just yesterday we were at the dog beach and someone came up to us and said his parents raise shepherds and said "you have a very beautiful sable there" so I take that as a compliment. Although wed love him even if he looked a mess lol
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Do you have a pic of the Mom? She may be a bi-colour, or a blanket black and tan. Your puppy may end up being patterned sable with the sable coloring receding up his legs and side - seems like a very common outcome between a black and tan and sable mating.
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Nice ! He is very similar to mine. How old is he there ?


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I think he was about 5 months in that first pic. This is him at 8 month. He keeps changing, never seen a dog go through so many changes.

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Do you have a pic of the Mom? She may be a bi-colour, or a blanket black and tan. Your puppy may end up being patterned sable with the sable coloring receding up his legs and side - seems like a very common outcome between a black and tan and sable mating.
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This is his mom. She's pretty dark.


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Your puppy looks alot like mine. We do not have a pedigree so I cannot help you with that. However, everywhere we go we are always getting complements on his color. Sometimes we get asked if hes mixed. Just yesterday we were at the dog beach and someone came up to us and said his parents raise shepherds and said "you have a very beautiful sable there" so I take that as a compliment. Although wed love him even if he looked a mess lol
Haha yeah ! I always get asked if he's a husky mix. It doesn't bother me though.


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From the pic you posted, looks like Mom could be a patterned sable - but hard to tell from the light and the front view. Side view and natural light would be best, if you have a pic like that.

The Mom is definitely NOT a bicolour, so with the tan on the legs, that leaves a black and tan, or a patterned sable. So your pup will most likely be a patterned sable once his final colour comes int - but that could take a couple of years yet.
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