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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-15-2015, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Question Solid Blue Coat Colour Changes?

We are looking to get a new puppy and have fallen in love with the solid Blue coat colour for GSDs . Looking at puppy pictures they seem to look black when 2 weeks old. I would hate to buy a very dark looking puppy for it grow up into a black when I am expecting Blue. Does anyone have any experience of how the colour changes as Blue puppies age? Does it get lighter or darker with age? Or should they look obviously blue upon birth? Thank You.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-15-2015, 07:39 PM
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I think it will be very hard for you to find a blue from a reputable breeder. Blue is a fault so good breeders don't have breeding stock that are blues. If a blue or a liver pop up in a litter, it completely by accident. I have seen breedings on Pike that produced livers but they are few and far between.

The pictures I've seen, the blue is a shade off of the blacks and they can normally tell the difference. They get lighter as they age.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-15-2015, 07:42 PM
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I have a friend who has a beautiful solid blue Healthy gsd.. I can try to get the info.
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As Jax08 said blues are rare and I'd be weary about the quality and morality of a breeder who is breeding for color only. Additionally it would be beneficial for you to share more about what you want to do with your puppy. People will recommend different breeders based on if you want a companion animal, a sport dog, a SAR dog, etc.

Also it's wiser to pick a puppy who will be the best fit for your family based on personality than picking one because you want a certain color. It could be a nightmare to find a blue but then realize it has too much drive, is too submissive, too fearful, etc. for you to handle. Just some friendly advice.
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A reputable breeder is going to know a blue before its placed with an owner. Its going to be a long wait to get a blue from a reputable breeder, because they don't breed for color at all and especially not for blue. You should be able to find a reputable breeder who has had blues pop up and see if you can be on a wait list for one, but expect a long wait. You also might want to consider trying to find a blue rescue dog if you're really set on it. Again, not going to happen fast though.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2015, 09:48 AM
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Blue coats appear to change color depending on the light.In the shade they look black,in brighter light the blue cast shows up.You might ask the breeder for more pics if you can't visit in person.
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