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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Question Contemplating a Blue

I have gone to pick out my first GSD. There is a female blue in the litter and I am now contemplating purchasing her. I do not plan to breed nor show, I just want a good, loyal protector to bring into my family. I do like the blue because it is so different but being my first GSD I always wanted the classic black and tan. Has anyone had a blue? The only information I can find actually show them growing into a more classic black and tan GSD. Is that what happens or was that just the case on the one page I went to?
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I have a blue, she's about 8 months old. I don't think she'll even turn into a black and tan, she's lacking the black pigment, her gums/lips are pinkish. I love her to death and wouldn't trade her for the world but her colour has nothing to do with that.

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Blues don't turn into black and tans - they stay blue. Sometimes it is hard to see from pictures only if a dog is in fact a blue or a normally pigmented dog. Shows up better when the blue is standing next to a dog that has normal black - then you can really see the difference!


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Don't have a blue so I can't help you there, but I will say I have seen some really beautiful ones posted on here. Whenever you get that new furbaby no matter what you choose will you please share it with us.

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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 03:43 PM
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I have a blue pup who just turned 4 months. She is a wonderful pup and smart as a whip. She already knows how to sit, stay, lay down, shake, fetch, jump and we are working on roll over. I was shopping for a certain personality, so color didn't matter to me. She has already darkened up since I first got her. She was very noticably grey in the beginning. Now she looks a lot like a black and tan, but the eyes give her away. While people no longer think she is a husky mix (they used to), they still are a bit confused by those eyes. I am adding some pics so you can see how she has changed over the couple months I have had her.

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Let me try to post those pics again...

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@Kejasa, wow the transformation of your blu pup is incredible. The color is like night and day. Very beautiful girl you have there!

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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 08:24 PM
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Well I think she's cute, but then I am partial to her, of course. As her adult fur comes in she is looking less and less grey. Anyone have any guess as to how long her adult fur will eventually end up? She is a long coat, but she isn't nearly as fluffy as some I have seen.
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 08:51 PM
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if she is just for a pet then why not? Blue's can be very beautiful and striking to look at! some darken, some stay a sort of charcoal grey.
Either way it looks very cool IMO

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seraphina is blue, you can see her from a puppy to a grown up and with the cashman, who is very black, at...


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