Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: N. Central Arkansas
First Brindle is NOT in the GSD. So, somewhere along the lines, there was another breed of dog in the woodpile. Yes, there were brindle dogs in the foundation stock used to create our breed. But brindle is dominant and it was quickly phased out by simply not breeding the next generation of brindle dogs.
Second, dilutes are recessive. Yes there is always a chance that it will come up in a responsibly bred litter but breeding for color is NEVER a good thing. The fact that they do it on purpose means that they are choosing to breed for a single recessive trait. High school biology will tell you that that is never a good thing.
Third, if you do a bit of searching, you'll see that that breeder is a known puppy mill. If #1 and #2 weren't already proof.