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Lucas is almost a year and a half old and he is a mix between German Show lines (mother) and Czeck (father). His pedigree is: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/602450.html

I know these shots aren't the best, but I'm curious as to what people think of him - I've been told his face resembles more the showline and his body is more working line. From a distance he looks more black and tan, but you can kind of see from these pictures that he has a sable sadle. Plus, any thoughts on his overall structure would be cool to hear.





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Nice dog. I am no judge so not so able to critique. His structure looks very much like his sire's if you ask me.
 

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Awe, I am not an expert, but I think he is gorgeous. I can't tell you what he leans more towards though, as far as the Showlines and what not, but others here will know and will chime in soon enough!
 

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Gorgeous boy! I am no expert but Gianna sends kisses to her older half brother!
 

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And Lucas sends them right back to pretty Gianna - big wet sloppy kisses!!
 

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I love his colors and pattern!
 

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he's absolutely gorgeous,,he looks like my first gsd Jake:))
 

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Thanks everyone.


Diane, I'd love to see a picture of your Jake!

Another question - what color would you call him, black and tan, or sable? His back is sable, but the color pattern makes him look more black and tan.
 

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Originally Posted By: vectorSketcherAwe, I am not an expert, but I think he is gorgeous. I can't tell you what he leans more towards though, as far as the Showlines and what not, but others here will know and will chime in soon enough!
Agree...no idea about the lines, but he is a good looking dog!
 

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I'd call him black and red:)))),,,i'll see if I can scan a pic in of my old boy Jake,,
 

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What a handsome boy!!

His face is so very expressive!!

I just want to kiss his loving and kind face!!

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I would also call him black and red, I think the "sable" in his saddle is jsut undercoat showing through. Could be wrong though as there are patterned sables, and with pictures it is hard to tell.
 

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This is kind of a crazy picture, but it's a close up of his back which I think shows the sable pattern. It is hard to see, but each hair has tan underneath and black at the tips.



But his belly is all just tan and from a distance, and in pictures, it is really tough to see the sable. I know there was a post not too long ago all about sables, but I can't find it now.

I appreciate all the compliments! I'm pretty partial too him!
 

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http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/133576.html

Looks a lot like that guy as far as the markings go. I would not be surprised if yours is indeed a sable. If so, what a drop dead GORGEOUS sable! Hey, even if he is black and tan he is beautiful. No comment right now on structure. Hopefully lhczth (Lisa Clark) or Chris Wild will comment on the color type but my vote is for sable.

Do you do any schutzhund with him?
 

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I say he is a patterned sable without a doubt. And Karlo sends his 1/2 bro a deep wuuf!

He certainly has the mix of show and working in his structure, but I think the showline dominates. How is his drive?
 

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Diana - that dog is so handsome! I can kind of see where he might have a simular color pattern. Lucas had gone out to the Schutzhund field a few times when he was younger, but we weren't sure he would be cut out for the protection work. We've been taking OB classes together and I've done some tracking with him. He is very pushy with his nose!

Jane - Lucas sends a big woof right back! He is more driven by food than toys or tugs, takes after his mother that way.
 

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Most definitely a patterned sable! He is LOVELY!
 

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Wow wow wow!!! I want!!

He looks sable to me, beautiful red sable!
 
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