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View Poll Results: does your sable have these traits
TAR HEELS 2 4.35%
STRIPING 2 4.35%
PENCIL MARKINGS 3 6.52%
ALL THREE 34 73.91%
ONLY TWO 5 10.87%
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #31 (permalink)
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thats adorable i wonder if thats a genetic markings because the striping and tar heels are the marks of a recessive black gene
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #32 (permalink)
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thats adorable i wonder if thats a genetic markings because the striping and tar heels are the marks of a recessive black gene
That's what I think as well--either black or bicolor. I have noticed darker sables tend to come from crossing a sable to a bicolor or black, as opposed to a black & tan saddleback. The latter usually produces saddle-patterned sables without pencil toes and tarheels.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:36 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Halo has the striping on her front legs and penciling on her feet, (although both have faded quite a bit since when she was a puppy), but not tar heels. Her dam is sable and her sire is a solid black.

This is at 5 months old:



And 3-1/2 years old:



She has a lot more hair between her toes than she used to, so it's hard to see that there's still a bit of dark striping on them.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:14 PM   #34 (permalink)
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she is a gorgeous dog
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goodday!!!! mine at home i had a recent pups,2 pups actually off my male GSD & Female GSD...both parents were black and Tan but it turn out to produced a silver black sable color pups like the imaged used by sir SILVER BLACK SABLE. do u think its rare?
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:35 AM   #36 (permalink)
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goodday!!!! mine at home i had a recent pups,2 pups actually off my male GSD & Female GSD...both parents were black and Tan but it turn out to produced a silver black sable color pups like the imaged avatar used by sir SILVER BLACK SABLE. do u think its rare? here tis the pups picture with his littermate Black & tan...for your comments & suggestions...thanks


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Old 11-05-2012, 08:27 AM   #37 (permalink)
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That puppy looks blue. It's not sable. Yes the blue and tan is pretty rare.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:05 AM   #38 (permalink)
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the show judges must be drunk on brandy to not prefer the sables and longhairs. My girl has very dark sable characteristics, big pencil toes, and I havent thought of looking for a tar heel. But I know she is the prettiest pup ever. And btw, about half the pups who I have seen claimed sable are not, theres a bunch of saddleback or blanket owners claiming sable???

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Old 11-06-2013, 06:27 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Wow lovely love sables my Kane is gold sable my very first shepherd going back over 30 years was classed as teddy bear sable he was all gold with silver grey overlay on the gold but very pretty but was very light the pics are georgous
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:02 PM   #40 (permalink)
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how do i know my GSD puppy is Sable. i know they go through color changes, but its kinda confusing and I'm anxious to know 6 weeks

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