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LokiTheLady 01-18-2014 12:03 AM

Coat color question?
Hi there. Loki is a sable, and she's been darkening up lately. However,I noticed that in a couple spots, like right below her shoulders in a line on both sides of her back, is like silver tipped? Everything else that isn't black tipped, is the normal sable brown/red. And the spots are much too bright to be gray or white. Is this normal? It's like a ring around the base of her neck too, just very faint. Thanks for the help, guys! I'll try to get a picture, but my good camera is broken so it's just phone camera a while.

LokiTheLady 01-18-2014 12:10 AM

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You can kinda see the difference in these pictures, compared to the head area, upper neck with below the shoulder and the end of her neck area. Sorry for the crappy photos.

Xena9012 01-18-2014 03:44 AM

I wouldn't worry. That is just her natural fur colour. Every dog is different. Are her parents full GSD?

LokiTheLady 01-19-2014 03:37 AM

She is completely purebred. Saw mommy, saw daddy, and have both AKC papers and the receipt in hand :D. I was looking at some darker sable pictures and saw some similarities in the coat/pattern. They appear to have the lighter coat colors as well. Thank you for responding!

Castlemaid 01-19-2014 09:40 AM

Yes, very normal. My sable GSD has similar coloring in those areas. Sable pups go through a lot of changes for the first two - three years. You pup may still darken considerably.

Eiros 01-19-2014 02:17 PM

Coloring looks a lot like my sable pup - very cute!

helensdisturbed 01-20-2014 01:21 AM

Hi, we have those stripes on our gs pup. But her colour is changing at an amazing rate :) lovely dog though x

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KZoppa 01-20-2014 01:30 AM

totally normal

LokiTheLady 01-24-2014 12:33 AM

Awesome! Thanks for your replies guys! She's my first GSD and sable pup, so I worry quite a bit! :p

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