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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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What color is he???

Just watched two trainers get into a disagreement about what color my pup Apollo is..I don't particularly care, but now I'm curious! His papers say black/tan, but maybe that's wrong? He just turned 6 months, if it helps. Thanks! What color is he???-imageuploadedbypg-free1405281016.422349.jpgWhat color is he???-imageuploadedbypg-free1405281031.410519.jpg


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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 03:55 PM
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Could you please explain what a patterned sable is?
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Pretty much means the dogs expresses the pattern of a Black and Tan. , tan legs with a saddle or blanket, but instead of black saddle or blanket it's sable.

The only way to know for sure is too look at her as a puppy.


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Thanks. What age puppy?


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Look at the progression. True Black and Tans have the color on their backs throughout growth. Sables will get very light on their back. And then darker as they get older. So post pics at 8,12,16 and. 20 weeks and we will have a better idea


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i have a dog that looks like that. always just called it a tan sable.
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Look at the progression. True Black and Tans have the color on their backs throughout growth. Sables will get very light on their back. And then darker as they get older. So post pics at 8,12,16 and. 20 weeks and we will have a better idea


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Here are photos of the approximate times you suggested..he definitely has gotten a lot darker on his back. Thanks so much!
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Based on those photos there is no doubt he is a patterned sable!! Gorgeous too!!!!


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Agree. I have a patterned sable too. What a handsome boy he is.

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