I am Aware that some are not colors, they are coat markings(patterns)but since these markings often involve a specific coat color I added a few of the patterns onto this video aswell. Also Notice I didn't put all coat colors on the description and video. That's because it's simply something you can't do.There are tons of colors and markings out there that you simply can't put them all in one video, so I will be making a mini Coat Color series for you guys. Some of them don't even have a definate "name" (which doesn't mean its rare, it just means it comes in so many forms just like sables so people call each differently)
This video is to show some of the basic coat colors you see in the German Shepherd bloodlines like the German Showlines, American Showlines, and manyworking of the Working lines(including pet lines). Some of the dogs placed under a certain bloodline do not match up but since they were similar looking I placed them in anyway.
Ex: West German Showlines have sables in their bloodlines but it's a recessive gene, so I used a well DDR dog and placed it in the bunch. Sorry guys!
(WEST) GERMAN SHOWLINES:
In the German lines the most common colors are Red(or tan)and Black… all other colors are like extinct in this bloodline.The other color genes you may be able to find are solid black,sable,or bicolor but it is not ss common and usually happens when the bloodlines have been crossed. The white color no longer exists in this bloodline.
In the American Show Bloodlines, Black and Tan is the most common… coming in a variety of different forms. Other existing color genes are solid white,solid black, cream, "panda",sables,silver, masked dogs with no saddle etc. Most colors are permissible but pale or washed out colors are undesirable so light colored dogs are not as popular here. White is a very common color in this bloodline even though it's not accepted in the ring.
AKC breed Standard
For the working lines(Czech,East & West German Lines) almost all colors are apparent. These dogs are mostly bicolors or sables but do vary in color markings. Sables can be called many different ways… Red, silver, black etc.
Pet Quality Gsds have no specific colors. These are dogs bred by backyard breeders or breeders that only sell gsds to pet homes. Since these dogs aren't bred for any specific purpose most dogs are bred with poor quality coats that never fully grow out, coats may be wiry and long or too short.
*These dogs aren't up to standard and may be too skinny, to big, long or too short coated, white or light colored.
*here is where the "rare" coat color comes in. Pet quality dogs are sometimes born with "rare" coat colors but the truth is that it's not rare we just never breed for that color. Since pet dogs aren't bred for a specific color or purpose they tend to end up having undesirable or unusual coat colors. Anything could pop up.
Any questions or concerns please comment and i will be happy to answer them.
*Remember all Pet Quality German Shepherds are pet Gsds, but not all Pet German Shepherds are Pet quality Gsds*
UPDATE October 30,2016:
I will be making a new video series that will be talking about specific colors and markings in more detail. I thought that would be much better than just having one video naming some of the colors. Let me know in the comments what colors and markings you would especially want to know about.
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