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maverickOBX 03-11-2014 08:12 PM

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Can anyone tell me what color our shepherd pup will be? He is 11 weeks and has changed color drastically since getting him at 8 weeks. He seemed to be black and tan at 8 weeks but has since lost A LOT of black. I know they lose some but he seems to have lost quite a bit. Every day getting lighter anf lighter.
Patterned Sable? Will he get darker again as ive seen some patterned sables do?
The lighter pics are this week and the first ones are from when I got him. The head shot was last week.

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Jax08 03-11-2014 08:14 PM

I thought a black and tan but the 3rd and 5th pictures make me think a patterned sable. do you have pics of the parents?

maverickOBX 03-11-2014 08:17 PM

Mom was light sable and dad was red and tan. I dont have pics though.

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maverickOBX 03-11-2014 09:33 PM

Sorry red and black not tan

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maverickOBX 03-11-2014 10:25 PM

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Jax08 03-11-2014 10:31 PM

I think he's a patterned sable. He has that dark ring on his tail and his whole coat is getting lighter. Typically a black/tan, the black recedes but doesn't fade like that. It will be interesting to see pictures of him in a couple of months. If he's a sable, after he gets lighter he should get darker.

gsdsar 03-11-2014 10:34 PM

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I think pattern sable as well. What a cute puppy!!!

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SunCzarina 03-11-2014 10:58 PM

He's really cute whatever he grows up to look like.

maverickOBX 03-12-2014 05:24 AM

Thank you! Hes been a good pup so far. Second gsd we have had. Dont remember my first one doing this much color change. Haha

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maverickOBX 03-12-2014 04:21 PM

He also has a black ring around his tail while the rest of it has changed. Does that mean anything about future color like a stripe on the back would?

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