GSD lovers - what's your favorite coat color?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by gritsar, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Growing up we had a female black and tan GSD. I thought she was the most beautiful dog in the world.

    Then we got Jax, a sable, and I think he's the most beautiful dog in the world.

    The new pup is a bi-colour and in looking at pics of bi-colours I think they are most beautiful.

    Maybe it's the fact that it's a GSD and not the color that I love?

    I found this link with nice illustrations:

    http://www.shawlein.com/The_Standard/07_Colour_&_Pigment/Colour_&_Pigment.html
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I had a WONDERFUL black
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I think they are all so pretty. GSD is my hubbys favorite dog.. he had them growing up.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I actually prefer my coats be made out of leather, not GSD. But to each her own. [​IMG]

    Impishly- OH! is that not what you mean?



    I think Jax is beautiful, but really have no preference.
     
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  5. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite is the Long haired Sables and the solid whites...
    The bi-colors and the solid blacks are stunning but not my first pick.



    So I can't choose just one. LMAO
    The dark blues, not the diluted, are gorgeous although they are not supposed to be bred or produced. I saw 2 of them long time ago and Wow!

    Thankfully I have a thing for working lines because I just don't want a saddle back. [​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Well now we're getting a little more into breeding lines aren't we? [​IMG]

    I seriously dislike the extreme slooping back of the american lines. Give me a good solid dog that doesn't appear weak in the hips any day. [​IMG]
     
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  7. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

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    I guess I am boring, I like the Black & Tan.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Not boring at all. It's interesting to see what appeals to different people. [​IMG]
     
  9. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We all do have different ideas. Obviously or there wouldn't be so many different kinds of dogs. [​IMG]

    I have had the American showline black and tans. He was a great dog until he passed 3 years ago. But when it comes to picking out what I want it just isn't it. And I have two sables and a melanistic now. It would really be interesting to see if my melanistic was just a really deep bi-color. She only has a faint tan between her toes and a red hue on her back when the sun hits it just right. If you just look at her you would think she was solid black.

    Another big chat is coat length. Some say the long is more approachable/calm than the stock. I have never seen a Mole coat.
    But that is getting really off topic. lol
     
  10. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I like the red ones with a lot of black on a big saddle, lots of black shading
     

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