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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?


http://colleenbighley.smugmug.com/Ca...2months-XL.jpg
http://colleenbighley.smugmug.com/Ca...7months-XL.jpg
http://colleenbighley.smugmug.com/Ca...20months-M.jpg

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)
http://colleenbighley.smugmug.com/Ca...QqC89CB2-L.jpg

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.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...44947998_n.jpg

8 weeks old
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/...89186801_n.jpg


if I remember right, about 12 or 13 weeks
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/...71751823_n.jpg

about 6-7 months old
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/...69916524_n.jpg

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
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...98903834_n.jpg

4/5/2014
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/...72308361_n.jpg

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


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