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12-08-2015 05:13 AM
Fodder ^ any coat/color/pattern description is (or should be) based on adults. it's the nature of our breed to change dramatically as they grow up. for example a near black puppy that ends up being a saddle back is always a saddle back (genetically). you wouldn't say you have a bi color that became a blanket back that became a saddle back.
12-08-2015 01:27 AM
LeoRose Maybe Murphy's mask has just faded? Leo's mask is a lot lighter than when she was a pup.

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2015-11-23 Leo & Lily DSC_0408 by Rosemary Elwell, on Flickr
11-28-2015 04:29 PM
Fodder ^ pigment can show itself in multiple ways - the richness of the dogs color, the skin leather (nose, lips, around the eyes), the eyes themselves or as you mentioned misplaced pigment in the form of spotted tongues. strong pigment in all areas is desirable but may not be the case.
11-28-2015 01:22 PM
Nigel Ok, I see some good examples on that page with the dark masking on the forehead, but Murphy appears to have the same "pattern" only he has less pigment? also Ranger the dog in my avatar was said to have a reverse mask, his mask is not as dark as some on that page, yet his tongue has blue spots which I thought was an indicator of good pigment? or is this something different altogether?
11-27-2015 06:01 PM
carmspack samples of reverse mask - strong pigment
11-26-2015 11:23 AM
Nigel I would have guessed Murphy has a reversed mask. I don't understand lack of pigment vs some of the other examples that have been posted?
11-26-2015 11:09 AM
carmspack Murphy isn't a reverse mask -- he is lacking pigment .
11-26-2015 01:33 AM
Kellmurph001 My puppy Murphy has a reversed mask
01-15-2013 12:36 AM
LeoRose This is my Leo a few days after I rescued her. She was about 12 weeks old at the time. I've been told, in the critique section, that she has a reverse mask.
01-15-2013 12:32 AM
reversed mask gsd

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