Jack, absolutely right.
Loki will get darker as he matures! Don't be surprised if he seems lighter first though, or if he develops a ring round his tail and a stripe down his back for a few weeks. Baby sables get the eel stripe and the raccoon ring tail thing happenin' sometimes. It's temporary!
Grimm at 12 weeks:
Grimm at nearly 2 years:
Jane, I specificly asked Dari at VanDenHeuvelK9 for "medium, balanced drives, medium energy, stable dog, must be able to be calm & settled in the house." He was the most stable male in the litter, and is deeply intuitive, and astoundingly empathetic... that's the last thing I expected from these lines, but he tenderly, lovingly gravitates towards anyone who is very ill or disabled or elderly, and tiny toddlers, too. He's all heart.
My challenge is surviving his teenagerhood--
the teenaged intensity in these lines is a lot to deal with (for me, anyway),even with mental and physical outlets. Expect to get more than you bargained for, so maybe find a wonderfully supportive club ..maybe the one you have for Onxy now?
who can help you either to
a.) channel that intensity into sport, or
b.) guide you instead to reward each and every CALM moment that dog has in learning self-control.
Grimm would love you if he met you, Jane. Grimm loves everybody!!