Coat color of german shepherds!

German shepherds come in a varity of colors, understanding color genetics can be hard and there are some general rules to remember when researching a puppy and many people prefere different color's...Just remember when choosing what you live with is temper not colour!

As a general rule:

1. black and tans tend to get much lighter as they age often not getting full color untill almost two!

2. Sables tend to get darker with age especially over the back.

3. Dark patterned black and tans (black that extends up the neck and down the legs will not have tan behind the ears as a puppy.. If you look at the photo's below you will see a female when she was picked up at 8 weeks and the same female at one year of age in the bottom two pics!

 

Dakota at 7 weeks ******************* *****************Dakota at four months

To learn more about the color of shepherds see the link below!

The color of german shepherds Link

http://www.geocities.com/al_shep2000

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