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View Poll Results: Does your GSD have striping, pencil markings or tar heels
TAR HEELS 1 3.23%
PENCIL MARKINGS 2 6.45%
STRIPING 1 3.23%
NONE 9 29.03%
ALL THREE 13 41.94%
JUST TWO 5 16.13%
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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thanks i really am interested in finding out how common these markings are in the world of GSDs
All bicolors have them, and some sables.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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good to note
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:31 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Zefra has all three.

She has some pretty dark pencil toes, has the stripping down the front of the legs and also has the tar heels in the back.

She is a sable.

Will try to find a photo that shows all three..
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:34 AM   #14 (permalink)
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tar heels are on the back legs they are just stripes of black fur going down the whole lower part of their leg
Oh I didn't realize that's what you meant by striping, I thought you meant the stripe down the back.

Delgado has all three then, he's a bicolour
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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hes very cute

looks like he has pencil markings on all four feet
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Bi-colors always have tarheels, and usually toe penciling as well.
Black/tans never do.
Sables usually have them, but not always. Usually they will be seen in darker sables, and may or may not be present in lighter sables.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
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thank you that is very helpful
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #19 (permalink)
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any one with any information like that is welcome to post it
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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i only know of six types of coat patterns so any other information on patterns that are rare so to speak would be appreciated
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