Earlier today, I saw some runners. "We are running away from the sable!" they shouted and I followed them at the fastest speed.
If you are just looking for a pet both lines would make great pets. Just go to a good breeder. Doesn't really matter the color because you are going to fall in love with the dog either way. Temperment is key because it's harder to fall in love with a dog thats skittish or aggressive.
I'm only half joking about the ugly thing. All my friends thought my black and tan was prettier than my dark Sable. I also found people were more willing to come up and ask to pet my black/tan and not so much my Sable. Heck I'm sure a couple of people don't even know he's a German Shepherd. I love the fierce look though. I just tell him to sit still in the front yard. Keeps all the salesman away.
What?!! You can't tell me that this is ugly! Look at how handsome he is (To each thier own, though)