What does their coat look like? Long or short. Does it resemble a saddle more than sable? How do pattern sables get produced?
Thank you for the info! I’m excited to see how he turns out and pattern sable would definitely be neat.in your case, a patterned sable is the result of a black and tan parent and a sable parent. they can have a long or short (color and coat length aren’t related) and will typically take on the pattern of the black and tan parent (blanket back or saddle back - which refers to the amount of black that covers the back) but with sable coloring instead of black. sometimes they look more like a traditional sable, other times it’s hard to tell them from an ordinary black and tan.
ultimately sable is sable and they will go through many MANY color phases before they’re done. your pup being a long coat adds in a few more.
just enjoy the ride - no one here (even with similar looking puppies) can predict exactly how your dog will turn out.
edit to add: although the photo is grainy, this is a nice example of a patterned sable (short stock coat).
Shiloh Shepherd? Hmm.. I always thought he is just a big goofy German shepherd.. LolAlso a patterned sable would be my guess. A very light one.
Edit: looks like a Shiloh Shepherd?