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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-01-2014, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Dark or light sable?

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It's been really neat to see Maverick's color progression the past 5 weeks. He has gone from really dark all over... To almost a silver hue on top of his black and tan... And now at 14 weeks his black seems to be getting dark again. When I pet against the grain of his fur, he has a brownish undercoat. These are pics from today. Any guesses how dark of a sable he may be? His mother was a very light silver sable and his dad was a dark red and black. Thanks!

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Is he a patterned sable? He doesn't look like your average sable. Take a look at the dog in my Avatar; he's a dark sable. Maybe he's black and tan. Do you have younger puppy pictures? They could tell me more.

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Looks like a black and tan. The word sable is a wide range but that pup wouldn't be what I'd consider a true sable.
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He is a patterned sable.
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He'll look practically like a black and tan, with tan hairs showing in the black.

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looks like a black and tan -- with colour paling (bitch stripe)

post a pedigree or post a picture of the pup when younger and a picture of the dam

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Neither. He's black and tan.
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Do you have pics of him as a little puppy? That will settle the sable vs. black & tan question.

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Sure! Here is the day we brought him home at 9 weeks:

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And here is around 12ish weeks when he started to lighten all over before getting dark again:

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I'd say a patterned sable as well, who knows if he'll get a bitch stripe. What do the parents and others back in the pedigree look like? Do you have the pedigree?

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