Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
My first GSD had been named Lassie by her owner. He had to give her up when he went into a nursing home.
Having grown up with the Lassie TV series, I had to rename her. I called her Lili Marlene, after the famous WWII song. A German name for a German dog, and I figured Lili sounded enough like Lassie that the change wouldn't be difficult!
Yes, long coat and liver genes are both recessive, so pups will all be stock coat and sable or black and tan, unless Dad carries those genes.
Sable is dominant over black and tan, so if some pups have the black and tan pattern like Mom, the father must carry for black and tan. If he were homozygous for the sable gene, he would only produce sable pups.
Last edited by Sunsilver; 06-20-2019 at 02:16 AM.