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"I want a dark/black sable DDR"

Is it just me, or is this kind of the new fad in GSDs? It used to be that everybody wanted a big black and red, but now it seems like it's swinging towards the dark and black sables? Or am I just now noticing because, uh, that's what I ended up with?

I'm just noticing a lot of people showing up saying they want a "darksableDDRCzechmale" but when you press a little more they don't really know anything about them?


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I noticed this too.

I also have to laugh at this because I have been contacting breeders (well known ones at that) and after we talk about temperament, nerve, my goals with the dog, etc.. they ask if I have a colour preference.

My answer - don't care what colour he/she is as long as they are within standard.

The response I get from said breeders - really? Are you sure?

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I noticed the same thing, I just hope that they know what they are doing. I for one love the look of black and red gsds.


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I think Sables are becoming more and more popular these days (how could they not, they are just simply the most stunning! ). 12 years ago I had no idea what a Sable was, when my friend bought her Sable puppy back then I wanted to tell her they sold her a mix.

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I noticed this too.

I also have to laugh at this because I have been contacting breeders (well known ones at that) and after we talk about temperament, nerve, my goals with the dog, etc.. they ask if I have a colour preference.

My answer - don't care what colour he/she is as long as they are within standard.

The response I get from said breeders - really? Are you sure?

Hahaha..

Really???? I don't think I've ever heard Dennis ask a buyer if they have a color preference.

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I noticed the same thing, I just hope that they know what they are doing. I for one love the look of black and red gsds.
I've noticed the recent trend too, but this board is so heavily favored towards workling lines that it's not really too surprising. Not saying anything is wrong with that though.

If they don't completely know what they're doing, hopefully they at least go with a breeder that does.
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Is it just me, or is this kind of the new fad in GSDs? It used to be that everybody wanted a big black and red, but now it seems like it's swinging towards the dark and black sables? Or am I just now noticing because, uh, that's what I ended up with?

I'm just noticing a lot of people showing up saying they want a "darksableDDRCzechmale" but when you press a little more they don't really know anything about them?
Yes, I see it as well. And then they get a beautiful, hunky dark sable, and a few weeks later the "inappropriate aggression" threads start. My dog barks at other dogs, my dog growled at me, my dog lunges at.....

THEN you get everybody saying find a behaviorist, check his thyroid, etc.

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This has been going on long enough to see a lot of them in shelters/rescue, so it's been...a while now - going on a couple of years maybe?





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This has been going on long enough to see a lot of them in shelters/rescue, so it's been...a while now - going on a couple of years maybe?
Yep, my shelter gets a few. There was recently a beautiful LH Sable boy. Now we we have a beautiful light sable boy. And we have a 3 month old sable pup that I wanted really bad.

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I've noticed this too. People have asked me about it personally because they see Pan or Boy and assume they are DDRs because they are darker sables and Boy has a nice head. Then I have to try to explain the differences in lines but NOT over-generalize and always qualify everything with it being "just my opinion or preference". So many people ask me why I DIDNT get a DDR dog and it's curious to me how much weight my response seems to carry. I don't want anyone deciding to get this dog or that based on *my* choices.

I do have a color preference - really who doesn't? - but it's not a main priority. When I got Pan it was between him (sable) and a black and tan boy. I believe I ended up with Pan because I said I would be happy with a smaller more compact male (seems everyone wants giant males too) and Pan is fairly small, about 10lbs lighter at the moment than the other puppy that would have been a match for me. I was honest and said I prefer a sable because I feel they are easier to show than solid black or bi-color but that is not what narrowed the choices or ultimately made the decision.

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