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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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What color coat will my dog be?

Our 6 month old female has been changing color lately. We thought she was going to be a black and tank but now are thinking she may be sable. What do you guys think? Most of the sable puppies I've seen have been born sable. She looks like she's turning into a sable.

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sables are born not made -- you can't turn in to one -- your dog is a black and tan who has fading pigment - looks like she has some white on her feet and white nails .
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Her nails are black and legs/feet are tan not white.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 04:52 PM
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Black/Tan.

You can tell when a GSD is going to be sable the moment they're born. Black/tan puppies have a lot of black with some tan on their chest/legs/face with it eventually fading to b/t, and sables have a stripe down their back, then change colors every other day. LOL

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Here's a picture of one paw where the sun isn't making it look faded. Here's another picture of her coat but closer. You can see how it's black then tan and then black again at the tip. I haven't seen any regular black/tan dogs who look like this. Is she a black/tan without a saddle?

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still you can not turn in to a sable .
This dog has a lot of "bright points" , the white on her chest , sorry still seeing white nails which you can see in picture #2 . The nails aren't "white" but light grey or greyish white probably with a stripe running through it.
Pigment is not strong --- as she ages there will be less black over her ribs .
She looks like a nice dog
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got pictures of her as a baby
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I've seen that type of banding on several GSDs. She could be developing a bitch stripe.

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Her nails are jet black, it must be the light reflecting or something. We were just wondering what other people thought. It doesn't matter to us what she ends up looking like and she is registered as a blk/tan anyway.
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Scroll to the bottom - that's a good example of a bitch stripe.

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...an-silver.html

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