Looking at the dog from the side it looks like the black is where a horse saddle would go. The saddle would usually be called the 'traditional' markings. With 'traditional' coloring usually being referred to as black & tan.
Looking at the dog from the side it looks like the black is where it would be if one threw a black blanket over the dogs back- covers a larger area than the saddle.
Examples of a 'BLANKET BACK'- Samson, Bear, Sissy.
I can not tell when the pups are young 'who' they will look like when they are older or how large they will be-tho most are relatively close in size. I can tell you which will be blankets and which will be saddles. Best for people to pick moms and dads where they like the majority of the dogs in 'growing up' pictures. The puppies usually do not look exactly like the moms or dads but sometimes they DO look like one or the other parent, or a combination of both or past relatives.
'Temperaments can change too- A more submissive pup can become dominant due to lack of proper leadership, a domiant pup will stay dominant though. Sandy'
So remember to "Be Your Dogs Pack Leader!" says Ceasar Millan
Most of my dogs pages have pictures of them as youngsters too so you can notice how their color keeps changing, and structure, till they are about 3 years old. My dogs are not full grown until they are 3 1/2 years old. A good example would be looking at Eli, Sissy or Samson's page.
This is Nadia a puppy from myMiss Pippi breeding.
Pics given tome by Nadias owner in Iowa.
Salt and peppering - lighter colored hairs on the withers and back.
Where the Big Dogs run!
Current Puppy Owners - Please check 'Notices Page occasionally.
DIRECTORY PAGE - BELOW&INDEX of ALL of MY PICTURES&WEB SITE NAVIGATING BUTTONS
I do not register my puppies with the UKC as the UKC will register a puppy from the AKC that was sold to a person with a (limited)notforbreeding registration! - (then click on 'Application for a Single Registration' and (#3), with breeders only recourse to refer to court of law with the individiual.
This is why I have clearly written in my guarantee/contract that my puppies are NOT being sold for breeding and the penalties for violating those terms.
I do not see any way that the UKC provides support to breeders to help breeders protect their pups- from going to irresponsible breeders, brokers, commercial kennels, not providing support for responsible breeders concerns about pet overpopulation and the integrity of their lines - if that is the breeders choice. Are they not concerned about these things too? The AKC does offer this option and support to the breeder with the limited registrations and breeders who wish back it up in their contracts as well.
Registry's obviously make their money by registering dogs, puppies and litters.
I think anyone charging any money from dogs, whether making any profit or not, should have the dogs' welfare as a first priority.
Some of the reasons I do not sell my dogs with full registrations.
My puppies/dogs have 'Soft Expressions'
Mostgirl & boys on left have been retired to homes w/ my puppy owners. 2 here. They are grand and great grandmoms to my current girls. which I will have on the new smaller website soon or can email to you.
**FOR SALE: DOWNSIZING. Due to family health issues looking for loving home for 1 Young ADULT Male & 1 Female. 3 & 5 years old.Serious PHONE inquiries only please. Call for info & will email more pics. No Shipping. Located in WV. 304-384-8884. PICs HERE. Need to only keep a few pupper dogs here. :-((
**Due to thousands! of new inquiries a year for only 1-2 litter of puppies a year, I can now only respond by PHONE to people looking for Young Female, Currently Available Adults, Breed Program and of course Past and Current Puppy Owners. I will announce here when I do have a Breeding and will take calls at that time. I have always tried to return every single call I get and didnt want to just seem like ignoring calls w/o posting this. Thank you for understanding.
Also AVAILABLE Female 1.4 year old black/tan & Male (red sable) 1.8 year old that I was going to keep but now need to let go as well.