German Shepherds Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi,


We have a 9-month old GSD male that was solid black at 2 months, apart from a little white between the toes.

Now, he has grown brown specks on his paws, the under-tail is whitish and the space between the toes is paler.


The breeder has seen pictures and thinks he is actually a bicolor.


Here are the pictures. I just hope they are not too large! What do you think? Black or bicolor?



Thanks!
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
My boy is jet black, but recently has shown some brown between his toes similar to the pics you posted.. I am no GSD expert by any means, but i would have to assume yours would be called black..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,028 Posts
Bi-Color.

Woolf started out black as midnight and changed slowly to bi-color. Although now he is showing his maturity some.

132.jpg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
468 Posts
I'm not sure what the exact requirements for bi-color vs black are. I know there are DNA tests out there that could give you an exact idea of what your pup is carrying in terms of genes.
Maybe bi-color with heavy masking? I'm leaning towards bi-color, solely because of his white tush. Nice pigment though. I like darker dogs.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,884 Posts
not a bi colour

I had a dog similar to this -- by all appearances solid black -
and then I had to show Linda Shaw some stray hairs of tan , on the
back of her fore legs and a few between her toes .
You had to LOOK to find it .

This is the dog's pedigree - Carmspack Ivana , affectionately known as Ivory.
Carmspack Ivana

Linda was interested in this as this was a Kilo daughter and Linda had Kilo's sister Katiana - dam
to her beloved Timmy .
At that time she had started research and was data gathering - hand written notes and illustrations.

for YEARS and I do mean years this kept on coming up in discussions . To me - she was BLACK -
to Linda she was a melanistic black and tan .
At the end she concluded , after years , that she was a black dog.

I wouldn't know where to place your dog --- melantisctic black and tan to an extreme
or black with some blled through

I would not say bi colour as this is a different pattern .

what is the pedigree of your dog - who, by the way I find to be a stunningly good looking dog?

maybe some answers to be found in the genetics.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top