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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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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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alright i posted a thread already pertaining to to sable shepherds but now im curious how many other types of GSDs have striping, tar heels, or pencil markings
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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This poll is for all GSD types not just sables
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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 07:16 PM
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Delgado has both tar heels and pencil toes

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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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thanks i really am interested in finding out how common these markings are in the world of GSDs
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post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 12:33 PM
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Frank has pencil toes and tar heels

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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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what type of GSD is he
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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 09:47 PM
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Do these markings correlate to certain work/temperament traits or are just cosmetic?

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their cosmetic they usually mark a black recessive gene
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What are tar heels?
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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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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
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