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We are suckers and always looking through the adoption/sale ads on various sites, and came across this: (we aren't interested in this puppy, just wondering what it will likely look like grown up).

There are several in the litter that are for sale, so it doesn't appear to be "rare."

Are these simply red sables being given a hobbiest breeder name of blonde sable, or are they something entirely different? Photos of the parents are in the ad. Sire looks like a black sable and dam a very washed out black and tan saddle back.

AKC BLONDE SABLE GERMAN SHEPHERD | Burnettsville | eBay Classifieds (Kijiji) | 7030719
 

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my understanding is they are a lighter version of red sables. These guys may very well be those shepherds you see that just have the mask but no other coloring except blond.
 

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:rolleyes2::thumbsdown::headbang::nono::angryfire:

"Breeder breeds for color". Say no more!

I've never heard of anything called a "blonde" sable. Just some marketing scam for a BYB. The puppy AND the parents looks like :poop:.
 

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As I stated, we aren't interested in purchasing this puppy so I don't really care about the breeder in the first place. ;) Was just wondering what the pup would likely grow up to look like. If they retain this coloring, malinois like, or if they change as regular sables do.
 

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The dad looks like a (tan) sable. The puppies look like a washed-out tan sable to me... I think they usually call that color "cream" rather than "blonde" in GSDs although I don't think either name is an "official" color term for the breed?


The puppies might grow up to look something like this:



Or this:




Since sables can change so much as they grow though, it's hard to say for sure. They might end up looking more like the dad when they grow up.

Photos from this site:
GSD Patterns, Colors, Coat Lengths & More
 

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yeah i dont like the cream shepherds. I would be so disappointed if i got shepherd and their final color was that of a yellow lab. They're pretty but i wouldnt like to have one. and it would only bring about more of the "your dog isnt a PB" arguements from strangers. dont need to deal with any more stupidity.
 

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Before I got my girl and knew more about the colors I emailed a breeder about a cinnomon shepherd. Turns out all it was was a reg tan sable all they were doing was trying to get more $ out of a common color by calling it something else. And as a byb he still said I was un sutable to buy one of his pups :shrug:
 

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Before I got my girl and knew more about the colors I emailed a breeder about a cinnomon shepherd. Turns out all it was was a reg tan sable all they were doing was trying to get more $ out of a common color by calling it something else. And as a byb he still said I was un sutable to buy one of his pups :shrug:

a BYB said that?! Whoa! they're in it for the $$ not whether the dog will actually go to a good home or not!!! thats crazyness right there.
 

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A blond sable?

A sable who blows bubbles in her water dish, eats everything but food, and uses her good looks to get herself out of trouble, LOL.

I have a couple of "blond" black and tans.
 

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a BYB said that?! Whoa! they're in it for the $$ not whether the dog will actually go to a good home or not!!! thats crazyness right there.
I think the term BYB gets thrown around a lot. There are breeders that many refer to as hobby breeders that aren't necessarily doing things such as obtaining schutzhund titles, etc but are doing health clearances and breeding an annual litter out of their one sire/dam. These hobby breeders do tend to screen homes.
 

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A blond sable?

A sable who blows bubbles in her water dish, eats everything but food, and uses her good looks to get herself out of trouble, LOL.

I have a couple of "blond" black and tans.

:eek:.........:spittingcoffee::rofl: Love it. sounds like Shelby (she's a black and tan)
 

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I think the term BYB gets thrown around a lot. There are breeders that many refer to as hobby breeders that aren't necessarily doing things such as obtaining schutzhund titles, etc but are doing health clearances and breeding an annual litter out of their one sire/dam. These hobby breeders do tend to screen homes.

or they were simply offended by someone asking questions. but i see what you're saying.
 

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I was calling them a byb because they were selling common sables. As a color called cinnimon and getting more money for them that way. To me a rep breeder won't call his dogs something there not. Tho he had really really pretty dogs.
 

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There was a yellow GSD at my shelter, handsome 8 year old named Abe. Total sweetheart, when I saw him I was wondering if he was either a mix or a PB because of this coloring.
 

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yeah i dont like the cream shepherds. I would be so disappointed if i got shepherd and their final color was that of a yellow lab. They're pretty but i wouldnt like to have one. and it would only bring about more of the "your dog isnt a PB" arguements from strangers. dont need to deal with any more stupidity.
hahaha i get that from people about my dog max! They're are so many people who are like "well i know he is black lab.. but what else is he mixed with" REALLY? lol wow
 
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