I have a liver GSD. I got her when she was 4 years old. I don't care if the AKC or any other organizations says her nose is the wrong color. She is a beautiful girl and I couldn't love her any more than I do. From what I understand it is a recessive gene. Rusti didn't come from a breeder who intentionally breeds livers and blues but I do have a friend that does that and that is her choice. She is definitely not in it for the money. Other breeders may be in it for the money but there are breeders who breed black and tans that are just in it for the money so I don't see any difference.
Rusti EAC, TN-N, TG-O, WV-N, NCC, NJC, CGC, GSD Diva
Jerry Lee AXP, MJP, OAC, TN-N, WV-N, NCC, NJC, SPJ, UAG1