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More pictures of my puppy... dark or light sable?

I'm curious if he will be a dark sable with a dark mask or a lighter Sable? He is 4 weeks this Thursday, I can't wait to get him! (His Name is Abel) as in Cain & Abel.
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What a cutie! The mask isn't very dark now, so I don't think he'll be real black faced as an adult.
Do you have access to pics from the birth? Usually Sables will be the color they look when born.
They lighten up over the first several weeks then the adult coat comes in and that is pretty much what the coat will be.
Seasonal changes will bring lighter/darker hues. My sable is darkest in the summer when the undercoat is thin(he has a tan undercoat). Some Sables will look darker in the Summer, however...they are all different!
This is Karlo at 8 weeks(his stripe down his back is what the coat changed to) :

And at 10 mos in the winter coat:

Last Fall(18 mos) before his undercoat lightened him up. He looks like this now in the Spring:

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What a cutie! The mask isn't very dark now, so I don't think he'll be real black faced as an adult.
Do you have access to pics from the birth? Usually Sables will be the color they look when born.
They lighten up over the first several weeks then the adult coat comes in and that is pretty much what the coat will be.
Seasonal changes will bring lighter/darker hues. My sable is darkest in the summer when the undercoat is thin(he has a tan undercoat). Some Sables will look darker in the Summer, however...they are all different!
I do...here he is... just a minute after birth
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What a cutie! The mask isn't very dark now, so I don't think he'll be real black faced as an adult.
Do you have access to pics from the birth? Usually Sables will be the color they look when born.
They lighten up over the first several weeks then the adult coat comes in and that is pretty much what the coat will be.
Seasonal changes will bring lighter/darker hues. My sable is darkest in the summer when the undercoat is thin(he has a tan undercoat). Some Sables will look darker in the Summer, however...they are all different!

Here he is...
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Awww. He looks a bit like a red sable. What do the parents look like?

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Are you wanting a darker dog? Are any of the littermates darker? |

Just wondering why this pup is "yours" at such a young age when temperament cannot be tested yet.

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Awww. He looks a bit like a red sable. What do the parents look like?
The mama is a gray sable, not a real dark sable though, and the father is a saddleback but doesn't have the black mask...i hope he takes after the mama with the mask
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Are you wanting a darker dog? Are any of the littermates darker? |

Just wondering why this pup is "yours" at such a young age when temperament cannot be tested yet.
I'm very happy with him but some of his litter mates are almost black. No he isn't mine yet, I just get pictures of him till he is old enough to come home with me.
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Are you wanting a darker dog? Are any of the littermates darker? |

Just wondering why this pup is "yours" at such a young age when temperament cannot be tested yet.
Here is the ink to my original post on him...I should have added this to my new thread. I'm just adding more pictures with a question and thought I should start a new thread.
https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...baby-pics.html
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What a cutie! The mask isn't very dark now, so I don't think he'll be real black faced as an adult.
Do you have access to pics from the birth? Usually Sables will be the color they look when born.
They lighten up over the first several weeks then the adult coat comes in and that is pretty much what the coat will be.
Seasonal changes will bring lighter/darker hues. My sable is darkest in the summer when the undercoat is thin(he has a tan undercoat). Some Sables will look darker in the Summer, however...they are all different!
This is Karlo at 8 weeks(his stripe down his back is what the coat changed to) :

And at 10 mos in the winter coat:

Last Fall(18 mos) before his undercoat lightened him up. He looks like this now in the Spring:
Just GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for sharing him!
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