German Shepherd Dog Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Do puppies grow into their coats? (moved to gen puppy) Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
01-23-2014 06:46 AM
NancyJ A picture would help (read the rules about size), but a typical black and tan saddle is mostly black when born with areas of tan on the feet, eyebrows, etc.. As they grow the black recedes and more of the tan shows up.

As a puppy, they have a fluffy coat and at about 3-4 months the coarser adult coat starts coming in starting at the base of the tail then down the spine. It spreads from there.
01-23-2014 03:36 AM
David Winners

With pictures.

David Winners
01-23-2014 03:15 AM
volcano Id guess yours will look like a gsd. My sable started off with adult coat color, then she turned grey with a black stripe on top at 8-12 weeks. Normal black and tans are usually what you describe at that age.
01-23-2014 02:30 AM
robeangyalchen A picture would have helped a lot, upload a pic so people can have a better idea.

i could not give you a good answer, first time GSD owner myself, but i will tell you about my own experience (very limited one) that it does darken up a bit...and sable tend to change their coat and colour but my Tyson who is Blanket back black and tan darken up a bit between 3-4 months. By 5 months he had shed all his puppy coat and changed to shiny black and tan.

Edit; i think i just made you more confused what can i's a gifted talent.
01-23-2014 02:21 AM
Do puppies grow into their coats? (moved to gen puppy)

Our puppy to come is mainly black with a little tan on her face and feet. Do they grow into their coats over time?

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome