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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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What color will he Become?

I have a 5 month WGSL that suddenly getting all these gray hairs in his black. I have heard it is called a bitch stripe. Boss's mom has all of gray. She is long coat but it took her 3 years to get all this gray. His dad has some but neither parents were this gray at this young. Could he sable out on his back? Just asking opinions since he is young for this much gray. Dad is dog on beach and others is mom.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 09:28 PM
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To my knowledge, a bitch stripe is pretty common in WGSLs. My boy is a WGSL/West German Working Line combo (also a long coat, almost 9 months old) and he's got a definitive bitch stripe down his back. Nothing wrong with it in my opinion, especially since the rest of the black pigment on my boy is a really nice black with no fading otherwise.

Your boy is handsome! It does look like a bitch stripe but that's not a cause for concern whatsoever!
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Your dog is so gorgeous. Thanks for info.
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