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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-09-2013, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Some updated photos of Buster with some loss of black on back

Here are some recent photos of Buster, he is 16 months old.

I posted a previous thread expressing some concern about his fading black saddle with bitch stripe and silver ticking. I wondered at some point whether he was going to end up more Sable than Black and Tan but as you can see in his 9 week old puppy photo he is indeed a black and tan but I really wished he had kept a solid black saddle. You should be able to buy a $1200 pedigree puppy with full papers and be guaranteed that you will get the colour you wanted, I would like to see more strict breeding profiles ensuring no loss of black in areas where it is supposed to be!

But he is still a fine looking dog and we love him
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-09-2013, 07:26 PM
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I don't think anyone can guarantee adult coloring, it is what it is.

I guess you could always dye those white hairs black

I think he's quite handsome just the way he is.

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Good looking boy!
I really like the picture where he has the ball in his mouth. He just looks SO hopeful that someone will play. I bet someone did too.


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He looks pretty average for a black and red German show line - no reason to feel that the breeder did you wrong. Did you get a chance to see the parents in person and what their coloring was like?

But as others have said, you can't really know or guarantee how a pup will turn out - you can give an educated guess and hope forthe best.

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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-09-2013, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the nice comments

At 16 months I assume he has some more growing (probably more filling out) to do and his colouring will still probably be changing for some time yet.

He was on mainly fresh meat food for some time because he didn't like the dry food (Super coat large breed puppy) but he lost weight to the point where ribs were just visible, so I took him to the vet who told me to incorporate dry food back into his diet to put weight back on, it worked and now he has more dry food than fresh meat. He is still never excited at the sight of dry food but he eats it in the end, fresh meat (chicken mince, beef etc) is more of a treat now and he looks better for it.

I never realised that dry food puts the weight on as much as it did.
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Were his parents very dark? If they were I can understand why you feel the odds let you down. Either way, he's a great and very happy looking boy
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Castlemaid I saw both parents and they were really nice, I'm not blaming the breeder, it's just one those things, both parents were top blood lines, the father (Esko aus dem Haus Zygadto) has been used as a Sire for many puppies and Buster gets his strong red pigment from him. The mother was Sheprose your special 'Ruby' also a lovely dog
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Castlemaid I saw both parents and they were really nice, I'm not blaming the breeder, it's just one those things, both parents were top blood lines, the father (Esko aus dem Haus Zygadto) has been used as a Sire for many puppies and Buster gets his strong red pigment from him. The mother was Sheprose your special 'Ruby' also a lovely dog
Great bloodlines does not necessarily = the colour you want, but if you're happy with his temperament and health then it was probably a better choice than going for a particular colour puppy/breeding
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He definitely is a wonderful looking boy!

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