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01-30-2014 03:42 PM
Lobobear44 Whatever Gs I get I have no idea what color what he is going to be. A surprise is a surprise, he will be a very special companion. Won't judge him on appearance. Cannot say a for sure future.
01-30-2014 03:35 PM
Jax08 Nothing wrong with wanting a certain color. Just don't get "stuck" on that color.

I'm partial to black dogs and wanted the black male. So thankful my breeder picked my puppy for me! I am absolutely in love with my sable boy!
01-30-2014 03:16 PM
wyoung2153 I know it's not what the thread was about... but check this thread out.. conveniently someone just started it. Might be of interest to you..
01-30-2014 03:06 PM
wyoung2153 If this has already been said.. my apologies.. nothing wrong with wanting what you want.. just make sure you don't pass up the dog that's perfect for you jsut because it's not a Sable. Second is... while I know you want a dog who will protect, please do your research on what a personal protection dog actual does, and what it takes to get there. From my research (being a single female in the military, who was stationed overseas in a village all alone, wanted one as well) PP dogs aren't what you are thinking. my guess is that you want a dog that will protect you and your family, especially when you are deployed, to protect your wife. Understandable but from what I have read and seen GSD's will do that without training.. getting your dog and just doing OB work and having a sound temperment and a solid nerved dog will absolutely protect your family if it came down to it.. no expert just based on research and thinking what I wanted is probably similar to what you want.. I think you should look into other sports, IPO, OB etc. IMO.
01-30-2014 01:32 PM
CelticGlory Nothing wrong with picking a color you like! I have always wanted a red/black, but over the time I have been looking at other types of lines (working, DDR, etc) and have other colors I wouldn't mind if the right puppy came along! As long as you know what you want in temperament, drives, etc. color is the preference of the person who will have that dog for the rest of its life!
01-30-2014 11:06 AM
NancyJ If that is important to you but realize the "perfect" pup may be that black and tan or bicolor and there are variations of sables (patterned vs full as well as light vs dark) which may not be 100% verifiable at selection time.
01-30-2014 10:59 AM
Redrider469 Not wrong at all. You like what you like. I prefer the sables as well. Good luck!!
01-30-2014 10:53 AM
Galathiel If you have chosen your breeder wisely, then you don't have to worry about temperament and health. Why not, then, concentrate on another preference that you have???

I will say that I most definitely want my next dog to be sable (I wanted sable this time and got black!) and will be willing to wait to get it.
01-30-2014 07:55 AM
blackshep I don't think it is, providing you don't compromise on temperament and health
01-30-2014 05:38 AM
G-burg If I remember correctly when I was talking to my breeder, one of her questions to me was- did I have a color preference.. not that I was necessarily going to get that color.. It just happened that all the pups in the litter were my favorite color, but I would have been just as happy with a sable, a bi or even a black n tan..

You shouldn't have any problems getting a sable dog..with a good temperament..
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