and anyone that doesnt know
1 pencil markings are black strips of fur over their toes
2 striping is a black stripe of fur running down the front of their front legs
3 tar heels black fur on the heels of their back legs
No, not all sables have those markings. I believe they must have a bicolor or black gene to get pencil toes and tar heels. I could be mistaken about how the genetics work, but saddle-patterned sables don't have those markings.
FWIW, I don't think your dog is a "black sable". I would say he is dark sable. Black sables appear very black at a distance, with just a bit of tan on the legs and around the eyes. Can someone pull up a photo of a true black sable?
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