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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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What color am I?

I know it's hard to tell when they're still young, but he is 7 months old now and has been the same color since I got him for the most part. His chest, cheeks, eyebrows and stomach turned from a light cream to a white. His legs minus a very very light cream/tan (as light as you can go with still having pigment) stripe down the fronts of them. The rest of them wrap around to a white color.

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Also, since I'm pretty sure we were duped about his parents (Non AKC, not from breeder, fell in love at the store) is it possible he came from two black and tan saddle backs when him and all his siblings look like this?

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 10:09 PM
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He's a black and tan blanket back.

What do you mean you were duped? Duped about what? He looks purebred to me.




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I was wavering between B/T blanket back and Black and Silver. Minus the cream spot on his front legs and it's literally a small stripe the rest of his light spots are almost pure white so I wasn't sure.

The store showed us a picture of the "parents" they told us his litter came from. They were black and tan saddle backs, dark tan so maybe a black and red even? I wasn't sure if we could assume they were his parents or not. It really doesn't matter I was just curious about the possibility that they were actually the dam and sire to the litter.
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 08:27 AM
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Black and tans/black and reds can definitely carry the genes for cream or silver. The markings of a puppy who will end up with tan markings are often dingy, muddy, grayish tan. Lighting variations also can greatly affect how intense a dog's pigment is. Your puppy looks like he will end up being a blanket black and tan at maturity.
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My pup was from b/t mom and r/t dad. Under his neck has gotton very cream/white and he has some silvery white hairs along his back now. And I know he is purebred.What color am I?-1375878976008.jpg

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Red/tan dad? Did he have any black on him at all? What color was his nose?
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Black Nose, Small black saddle other than that it was a dark tan or a red. Not quite sure from the pictures.
The Dam was your very typical what most people think when you say GSD, just with floppy ears (if that was his Dam, I was really thankful his ears went up on their own)

This may sound like a stupid question but does the B/T mean he's going to gain pigment back with age now? When I brought him home he was a cappuccino color, apologies that's the best thing I can compare it to. And as he's grown it was first the 'sweet bottom' that lost color, I've also heard it called a vent but I'm not sure which is the correct term for it, and then his chest/cheeks/eyebrows followed by his stomach and now his feet are losing the color. Is he going to start going in reverse now and gaining pigment? I'm sorry this all sounds so redundant! I guess I'm just wondering if it's going to go back and darken up or not.
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Yes, a local store.
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Black and tan blanket.

Zekes sire was pure black, his mom was black and tan saddle. Every single pup in the litter was a black and tan blanket back, with the exception of one silver and black blanket back.

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