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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 08-23-2012, 09:57 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I don't care between saddle or blanket but I like a really rich, full black and not the salt and pepper or washed out look. I like my saddles to be like Stark and Nikon and a blanket to be a full blanket.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Blanket, simply because you will RARELY find saddle markings in working lines. They are almost non-existant. A lot more blanket backs (that's what Zeke is, and I see a lot of people wrongly label blankets as bi-colors, when in fact they have too much extension of the tans to be bi-colors).

Some old DDR lines have black and tans still. Rare though. Sable, bi-color, blacks. And some blankets.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:10 PM   #23 (permalink)
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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.

I see a TON of mislabele saddles! Bi-colors basically are tans on the distal limbs, tar heels or pencil toes, with minimal tan markings on the face. No tan on the chest or underside, although I've seen numerous arguments about some tan on the neck right below the jaw (where Zeke has a large region of tan).

Zeke is a blanket, even though many would call him a bi-color. Too much tan, and he does not have tar heels or pencil toes.




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Old 10-16-2012, 10:35 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I love the saddle backs and got one, but I now have a real fondness for black. Although, it really depends on the individual GSD as I've never seen one that I didn't think was beautiful in some way!
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
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The darker the better here too. Saddle is my least favorite of all the markings.


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Old 12-15-2012, 10:34 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I don't have a preference but have one saddle back and two blankets.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:51 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Sable - darker the better
Solid Black
Dark Bi color, as little tan/red as possible


way down the list
blanket
saddle

That being my preference - there is no bad color on a good dog!!!

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Old 12-15-2012, 11:01 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Wolfstraum's preferences are identical to mine, except I would reverse the order of bi-colors and solid blacks.

But since all my GSD's are adopted, color wasn't really a preference/option. So I have two saddle backs and one bi-color.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:30 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Saddle backs only, and as red and black as possible, I personally do not like blanket back or Bi or sable.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:58 PM   #30 (permalink)
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blanket back for me.
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