German Shepherd Dog Questions

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German Shepherd Dog Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 10/4/2008
any possible to get a solid black pups when the both parents and the ancestor does not have black colour? i'm confuse over it because my bitch had just delivered 4weeks ago and came out 6 solid black pups and everyone said that it looks like a black golden retriever.

Date Reply Member
10/22/08 Do you know if your dogs or the stud dogs parents ever produced black or if any in the pedigrees produced or have siblings that is black. Janet
Mystical's Shepherds
1/11/10 This is Sonja from Shadow Land Shepherds. Yes, it depends in the background in breeding. Blk sables or sables in general can produce solid blk. Much of this is dependent on what breeders have been working towards in color, etc. They do look like a blk lab until the ears come up, but as with any color GSD their ears do not stand up at birth, but will stand between 4wks to 4 or 5 months due to growing process and teething, etc. You may have already had this question answered. We have had solid blks in our breeding since our very first litter in 1991. It wasn't planned, but it was a pleasant surprise and since then have learned a lot about the coat colors and coats in general. Very enjoyable breed and wouldn't be without one in my life. Sonja Mark
Shadow Land Shepherds
8/6/11 The black color gene is a recessive gene in the GSD. Both parents must carry this gene, and to get a black puppy each parent must contribute it into their pup. It takes two black genes to create the solid black puppy. Jean
Schraderhaus K9