by jimbean on 23 April 2019 - 09:04
by Lunastar on 23 April 2019 - 13:04
by Cutaway on 23 April 2019 - 13:04
My wife's dog is a light sable and has the pencil marking and my dark sable has no pencil marking at the toes :(
But one thing I was told which seems to hold true, is the color they are when there born is the color they will be when they mature?????
I will try to post a pic later
by Hundmutter on 23 April 2019 - 17:04
In my experience Cutaway yes that is generally true, a sable dog will end up more or less the shade it first comes out. Don't know how one could measure it any more precisely than that; it is certainly a decent 'rule of thumb'.
Not having much experience with very 'dark' sables, of the sort we see increasingly these days, I would still like to agree with you that the 'pencilling' varies, some lighter sables DO have it, and while on a darker sable coat its not always easy to see, sometimes they do not.
I always pay more attention to pencilling on bi-colours than on sables, because it can vary so much with sables.