Hello everyone, my dog is only half shepherd (as you will notice in the pictures). But I'm just looking for some insight as her personality and energy seem to be all shepherd. When we rescued her 2.5 years ago we didn't know what the dad was but now know he was a shepherd of some kind (we just don't know which). Anyway she was completely black when we got her as a puppy and I know most dogs' coats change a lot but I thought by 2.5 years it would have mostly stopped changing. She developed a sable double coat on her sides but on her chest and back is completely different fur. And the stripe down her back has gotten super defined. And is a completely different type of fur to the rest of her. Long and wiry and just one layer where as everywhere else is short, very soft, and double coat sable look. Is this normal for shepherds? I'm not concerned with the way she looks, I think she is beautiful (we call it her 'racing stripe') I'm just curious. Sorry for the not great quality of the pictures, she is very rarely standing still. Puppy pic added to show how much her coat has changed.