Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Milton, Georgia
Well, first off, is the breeding in question going to produce solid blacks or bi-colors? Those colors are generally less common so I wouldn't get too concerned. My female is a bi-color (which was fine with me) my husband's male is a solid black. We currently have 4 sables, 2 bicolors a solid black and a blanket back, plus 2 show line black and reds. In my experience I've always been pleasantly surprised when I ended up getting a pup from a different color than I had in mind. My current girl was the only surviving pup from a litter that was my second chance with this breeder so I was happy just to get a live pup, the color became a non-issue. Now that I've had her for 2 years I have grown to love the color because she is such a character and I can't imagine anything else.
If you totally have your heart set on a sable, then tell the breeder, just be aware that being 4th in line means that it may mean you will end up given then option of a color you don't love. In that case would you walk away from the breeding or not? That is really your decision.