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View Poll Results: Do you prefer saddle back markings or full blanket markings on a german shepherd?
Saddle Back 22 40.74%
Blanket Back 32 59.26%
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I voted for blanket back, because I love darker colors. But my girl is a saddleback and I love her look. And I adore red/black saddlebacks. (:
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm leaning towards the saddle back, as my frequent questions about Thor's coloration may have led y'all to believe. BUT if Thor turns out to be a blanket back the, obviously, blanket back will be best!
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:08 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've had almost exclusively saddle backs... black and red. My first sable is coming. I used to not be overly fond of the sables, but over the years they've grown on me. I've also seen a few blankets that I thought were stunning.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:26 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I grew up with the typical saddle (West German Showlines) but when Stark came home, I quickly changed my tune! I LOVE the blanketed look!





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Old 08-13-2012, 07:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I like 'em both, but I guess I prefer the blanket backs!!!
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:47 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I have a preference for saddle backs, but I love the striping (like Stark's above) that blanket backs sometimes have on their chests/shoulders.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:36 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I like the saddle look more. Rushie was a blanket and Ninja is, Gretta could go either way I guess. All the rest are saddles. If that is Stark in the photos, I would call that a saddle, not that it matters really. But I always thought that a blanket back is pretty much dark from the neck to the tail area, though Rush's started to fade a bit.

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Ninja's litter sister, Milla on the same day, definitely a saddle back in the making:
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I love the saddle backs. Kayla was a saddle and most of my GSDs growing up were saddle. It's just a nice distinction...

So why weren't SABLES mentioned? It's DISCRIMINATION!!! Poor Sables, get no love. Just 'cause they look like Mals.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #19 (permalink)
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But I always thought that a blanket back is pretty much dark from the neck to the tail area, though Rush's started to fade a bit.
One thing I read said that blanket backs have black extending down to the elbow, but then what is a bi-color? Just a tiny bit of tan/red on the feet and the rest black?


This is a dog that we were going to adopt from the rescue. We were just waiting for his neuter and then we were going to bring him home, but they found a serious heart murmur when he went to be neutered. I still think he's one of the prettiest shepherds I've seen.

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Old 08-22-2012, 04:38 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I can't decide between the two. My last GSD was a saddle back, but Bear hasn't made up his mind yet and he could go either way at this point.
At what age do they have their adult coat?
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