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Dawn G. Bonome

by Dawn G. Bonome on 05 December 2019 - 21:12

I was trying to upload a photo of my dog from my phone.  Not working. Am I able to from my phone or only on a computer?

Vito is a Sable male who will be 14 months on the 21st of December.

Can anyone tell me what his final coat color will be.

Dawn B.



by Koots on 06 December 2019 - 00:12

I can't upload pics from my computer either, so something's not right yet.

The final coat colour for sables will be similar to what it was when pup was very young.   I want to say 1 wk old (or less) but not 100% sure so maybe someone else can chime in.


by Hundmutter on 06 December 2019 - 03:12

IF he is 14 months already, Dawn, particularly if he has had a seasonal shed, then he is probably about his finished colour now (whatever shade of sable it is). If that roughly equates to the colour he was shortly after being born - if you were there to see that, or if his breeder took 'baby pics', - then you have your answer, from Koots. Unfortunately, many owners never get to see what colour their puppy was at that early stage, of the (max) first three weeks of its life.

Bear in mind however that MANY GSDs undergo SOME degree of colour-change as they grow older; a very mature dog can often be paler (or sometimes darker), whatever the body colour, by the time s/he reaches the middle years.


by Jenni78 on 06 December 2019 - 13:12

Takes about 2-3 years for my sables to finish developing their darkest coat. They always go back to the color they were born, but it can take a very long time.


by emoryg on 06 December 2019 - 15:12

Here are various coat changes over time.  You can get a general idea of how they turn out at that age.  Wish I could just upload pics directly.


 5 weeks https://www.dropbox.com/s/87gukshi97wxpcs/Gatto%205%20Weeks.jpg?dl=0

5 months https://www.dropbox.com/s/d6u3xqktiwidsvb/Gatto%204%20months.jpg?dl=0

12 months https://www.dropbox.com/s/qtra1f7oahczmzi/Gatto%201%20year.jpg?dl=0

1.5 years https://www.dropbox.com/s/ulwrbi97hebk2en/Gatto%201.5%20years.jpg?dl=0

2.5 years https://www.dropbox.com/s/5mhlx7atyui1dvu/Gatto%202.5%20years.jpg?dl=0


6 weeks https://www.dropbox.com/s/tz9ll3k3m2ea3l9/Huri%206%20weeks.jpg?dl=0

9 weeks https://www.dropbox.com/s/ii8jwihj0hgnw9r/Huri%209%20weeks.jpg?dl=0

10 months https://www.dropbox.com/s/ug35g8jjk5y7azh/Huri%20and%20Ali%2010%20months.jpg?dl=0

2 years https://www.dropbox.com/s/mrwisdidudtuhj0/Huri%202%20years.jpg?dl=0

2.5 years https://www.dropbox.com/s/7zasqpwojqpmbm1/Huri%202.5years.jpg?dl=0


6 weeks https://www.dropbox.com/s/kake9w947qc5gli/Piker%206%20weeks.JPG?dl=0

10 weeks https://www.dropbox.com/s/6md9rdx211wtzww/Piker%2010%20weeks.jpg?dl=0

3 months https://www.dropbox.com/s/o6ue140n23qm4g7/Piker%203months.jpg?dl=0

8 months https://www.dropbox.com/s/au4f6xwzgrekc9y/Piker%208months.jpg?dl=0

16 months https://www.dropbox.com/s/ikxofwfv8whx7gi/Piker%2016%20months.jpg?dl=0


6 weeks https://www.dropbox.com/s/jzjvnrc3e2yd813/Grandma%2C%20mom%20Indy%206%20weeks.JPG?dl=0

6 weeks https://www.dropbox.com/s/or18z4xb7ck7xy0/Big%20sister%2C%20grandma%2C%20mom%20and%20Indy%206%20weeks..JPG?dl=0

4 months https://www.dropbox.com/s/xm3jxll4udsgjd7/Indy%204%20months.jpeg?dl=0

12 months https://www.dropbox.com/s/zu2q7vlutxgpnb6/Indy%2012%20months.jpg?dl=0

22 months https://www.dropbox.com/s/7e7hr1hkgcb9s6o/Indy%2021months.jpg?dl=0



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