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Is my female German Shepherd a sable? and if so, what kind of sable is she?

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Could you guys please tell me if my female german shepherd is a sable? Her saddle has a really strange colors, If I pull her hair it has two colors on it, tan and black tips. When I bought her she was all tan, at 4 months, as you can see on the photo, she get darker. She's 2 years old now and she get more lighter. Her mother was like her but a little bit darker and her father was black and tan. So, is she a sable? and if so, what kind of sable is she?¿
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She sure looks like a sable. I believe she is a patterned sable?




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She's a patterned sable.

Here's my girl when I brought her home at 12 weeks old. .. .



Shasta now. . .



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What is a patterned sable? =D
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patterned sable is a sable coloration on the dog but the dog has the saddle. Not full bodied sable. Hence patterned sable. Sable saddle instead of solid black saddle.

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She's a patterned sable.

Here's my girl when I brought her home at 12 weeks old. .. .



Shasta now. . .



Oh my god!!! your german shepherd is identical to mine!! what a beautiful dog you have!!
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Thank you all!! =D Now I know that Nina, my german shepherd is a sable, a patterned sable. It's good to see another german shepherd that has the same colors as my dog Nina. =D
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Oh, I have another question, it's normal for sables to get lighter, like my dog Nina?¿ because all the sables I have seen are dark, gray and brown.
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Thank you all!! =D Now I know that Nina, my german shepherd is a sable, a patterned sable. It's good to see another german shepherd that has the same colors as my dog Nina. =D

Thank you! My first GSD was a patterned sable as well. Glad you were able to get some answers! Your dog is beautiful!

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"Dax" Thor z vom Weberhaus BCAT CAX2 CGCA ETD HCT NCO-1 PKD-T RATI RATN RA TC TKA 3/18/2013
"Hades" Guilty vom Blutfeuer 10/26/2018
Zena GSD 6/1/03-2/16/2016
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Oh, I have another question, it's normal for sables to get lighter, like my dog Nina?¿ because all the sables I have seen are dark, gray and brown.

sables change so much as they grow and age. What I've noticed is they get darker and lighter with the seasons but its not always noticeable until you go back and look at pictures. Sables are notorious for coat changes. Shasta is pretty dark whereas Zena was a lighter patterned girl. Lemme see if I can find the picture I have of the two next to each other.

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"Dax" Thor z vom Weberhaus BCAT CAX2 CGCA ETD HCT NCO-1 PKD-T RATI RATN RA TC TKA 3/18/2013
"Hades" Guilty vom Blutfeuer 10/26/2018
Zena GSD 6/1/03-2/16/2016
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