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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-02-2014, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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Sable, saddle...not sure??

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My baby girl Koda is coming up on 4 months and her colours are starting to change. When we first brought her home she had a very blonde/tan chest, belly and hind legs. Her back and tail were pure black. Her blonde is now moving up her shoulders and hind legs, so I was thinking saddle but she is getting colour underneath the black on her back as well. She's confusing me! I've put a pic of her up, just wondering if anyone could take a guess at what she is/will be? Thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-02-2014, 07:22 AM
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-02-2014, 07:23 AM
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Sounds like a normal black and tan. Some lines (show lines) the normal black and tan will have what is called a "bitch stripe" which is sable hairs down the spine in a stripe.

Ironically, my sables (not sure this is true of all sables) have had a solid black stripe down the spine as puppies that persisted through adulthood.


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Your pup is black and tan, not far as a saddle, look at your pup's parents - if they were tan with black saddles, that is what she will be....pups with that pattern are born mostly black and the tan comes through quickly -


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2014, 09:29 AM
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Probably will be a saddle patterned black and tan with so much color showing already at 4 months. A blanket pattern black and tan is possible, but I would guess she will continue to lighten to a saddle pattern though.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2014, 04:32 PM
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This is our Lucie girl. She's sableSable, saddle...not sure??-imageuploadedbypg-free1401827472.151596.jpg

Your pup is awful cute😃

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