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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-16-2015, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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4 year old Male Sable

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He looks black and tan. Nice looking dog. I like his head.

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Ah, I never knew what his actual coat was but saw some dogs labeled "sable" that looked similar and just assumed.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-17-2015, 12:25 AM
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looks like a patterned sable to me!! was he predominately black or brown as a puppy?

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He looks black and tan. Nice looking dog. I like his head.
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looks like a patterned sable to me!! was he predominately black or brown as a puppy?
He was mostly black from what I remember. He changed colors so many times until he eventually became lighter colored. He still has red coloring on the back of his head.
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a mostly black puppy with tan points will continuously get lighter (more tan).... and would be Black and Tan as selzer mentioned. in your case - he's got a faded saddle.

a sable pup with go from dark to light to dark to light to dark.... there are different shades of sable and there is also patterned sable which your boy looks to me but it would not be the case if he started off black.

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He looks black and tan. Nice looking dog. I like his head.
He's a patterned sable not a b/t
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Definitely a patterned sable! Beautiful.
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I thought maybe a patterned sable, but I see no penciling on the toes, lots of tan with no black in it, and no tar-heels. While these may not be necessary, I really think he is a black and tan with a washed out saddle, and a bitch stripe.

I wonder what the sire and dam were, but, if the dog in question was mis-labled by the breeder, the sire/dam of the dog could also be mis-labled so that really isn't definitive.

If the dog was mostly black at birth, and got progressively lighter, then he is a black and tan.

My parents' Cujo looked a lot like the above dog. He was born a little lighter than the others, we thought maybe blue, but he wasn't. His black was just a little washed out. He got progressively lighter, he did not have much of a saddle at all.

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