Correct me if I am wrong, but I always believed that rich dark/warm pigments were desired in the breed?
>>>> Dilutes definitely undesirable - livers, blues, whites, etc... But silvers would lack the obvious warm rich pigments.<<<<
Of course, "No good dog is a bad color" -- Max von Stephanitz
I am always weary of kennels that breed for "old fashion GSDs" because for them this usually translates into over-sized, under-angulated, soft dogs. Something that is just, IMHO, not what an original working GSD was. Not some of the last dogs Stephanitz himself hand picked to be siegers. That's just my usual experience, not knowing something about a certain kennel, I can't really speak to their stock or quality of dogs.
my sisters beat me to all the old photo's years ago. i was born in 57, so i grew up with this dog till i was 10. now if you want to say my memory is getting a little faded, you could be right. i see you are from ny, these gsds came from a breeder on a farm right above middletown ny.Maybe the colors on the old-time GSDs look the way they do because you are looking at old photos (that are faded and washed out). :wild: