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I have read and read the threads here about colors and coats and just when I think I understand I realized I missed something and everything I thought I just read was really something else. Is there a "for dummies" site or thread that maybe has pics? Something like, "this is a black and tan" "this is a blanket back" etc and then maybe bullet points under each of the basic requirements of each?
 

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That's an excellent article - thanks for posting it.
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The breed we love comes in so many varieties, that is what I love about it! Kinda like Labs, black , yellow and chocolate LOL! However no guessing there.
 

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Another question...is there something similar that shows the pattern types (ie blanket back, saddle back, etc so I can compare visually those to the ones on that site and understand better? Did I mention I am the person for whom those "... for Dummies" books are written?
 

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I just think that solid black, black sable, red sable and bi-color are absolutely stunning. I would love to have one of each.
 

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Another question...is there something similar that shows the pattern types (ie blanket back, saddle back, etc so I can compare visually those to the ones on that site and understand better? Did I mention I am the person for whom those "... for Dummies" books are written?
Go to the links:

I think the Linda Shaw site is the most technical and it's my first go to.
For pictures and some of the mroe bizarre colors I like these 2 sites...
4GSD - Coat Colours

GSD Patterns, Colors, Coat Lengths & More
This is a great site to compare changes over time in AKC and German lines, lots of pictures too...

past to present (click that link)
 

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I found photos of dogs that were like twins to one of our long since gone dogs on those sites...that was very informative. I also now think Old Bitch is a black and creme/silver...I'd never thought about my OWN dogs...just wanted to understand (and get a mental image when I am reading) what people meant in various posts... very interesting! Now I think I will look again and try to figure out the Beast (who I suspect is Beast Coated and Colored and thus will not appear on the sites).
 
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