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ColleenB 04-09-2014 07:55 PM

8 weeks and 7 months comparison
First off a couple questions.

I hear people talk about colors changing in GSD as they age. Is it normal for color not to change that much? Obviously he darkened up on the face a bit but really he looks almost the same. Do you think there will be any more changing from the point on?

Second I know he is sable but would he be considered dark sable? Like is he dark enough to be considered dark sable?

Madisonmj97 04-09-2014 08:04 PM

They say sables go through color changing till they reach the age of 3.

FG167 04-09-2014 08:31 PM

Wow, great photos and gorgeous dog!

anitram 04-09-2014 09:10 PM

That dog is so beautiful. If I was getting a sable, it's exactly the look I'd want. Gorgeous.

ColleenB 04-09-2014 09:14 PM

Thanks guys. Its funny because before we got Scout my husband did not like the look of sable German Shepherds at all now he totally prefers them.

Here is a really bad quality picture of his dad from the breeder. I am just hoping he doesn't get as dark as him. (he looks a bit darker in person)

Mister C 04-09-2014 09:21 PM

Very handsome dog. I have a soft spot for sables. It's interesting to see the changes they go through as they age.

KZoppa 04-09-2014 10:30 PM

I don't have a comparison between 8 weeks and now but here. Dax is getting darker still too.

Something I've learned, a good basis for color is look at the younger puppy pictures and you should be able to get a decent idea of adult coloration.


8 weeks old

if I remember right, about 12 or 13 weeks

about 6-7 months old

Hope that helps give you a rough idea.

Sables don't tend to stop changing until about 3-4 years old and they seem to darken and lighten with the seasons.

KZoppa 04-09-2014 10:33 PM

and another for comparison
This was taken on 3/8/14


Your boy could very easily still have a lot of changing to do

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