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I have been looking at a lot of pictures here and searched a bit, but have not seen a discussion on typical GSD markings.

Emma is now 4 1/2 months and her adult coloration is beginning to show. Sorry I don't have a picture, but she is the typical black and tan with a bit of red at the ear base and forehead. I love the red showing up. Was a bit of a surprise.

My question is the two black dots on each side of the face that she has always had. The small one is equal distance from the eye and ear base about midpoint on the side of her head. The larger one (twice the size of the smaller one, is forward of that dot near her solid black snout coloring.

Are these dots genetic? I have seen a lot in pictures, mostly showing just one black dot, but the second is hard to see. Some GSD pictures here have no dots. Just curious. I have also seen the dots on the other breed that is similar to GSD's from europe. It was on the TV show Alpha dogs.

Juts curious and trying to learn the proper GSD markings.

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Fiona has those. I wondered what they are and then I saw other GSD with them. So I figured it must be normal. Tell people that is where bubbi (grandma) pinch her cheeks for being so cute.


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Gypsy has two on both sides of her face. I think my dad said they were moles, like the beauty marks some people have on their bodies.
 
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