What color is this?

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  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I've been looking at this dog a while (can't get him of course, but I really like him). He's so unusual looking. What color would his coat be classified as?

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  2. PixieSticksandTricks

    PixieSticksandTricks Athletic Labs. They Exist

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    Dilute something? Lol I really don't know but he is BEAUTIFUL.
     
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    Hmm It looks like that grayish coloring might be merle. My understanding is that, with Aussies, in that case he would be considered a merle.
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    You know what, when I saw that dog I thought his color reminded me of Riot's... except dilute, hence the blue color instead of the black. I have no idea what that's called, though.
     
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    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    WOW!! He looks like he's covered in soot :) He's beautiful, but I have absolutely no idea what to call the colour.
     
  6. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I guess there can be a dilute sable but I've never heard a name for it. It's hard on my screen to tell if his nose pigment is black or blue. I've seen in paps where the sable gets diluted to red but I don't think I've ever seen blue like this guy. Some sable merles I've seen kind of get that greyish color on their coat but I've never seen one with that much.
     
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    He is very lovely!
     
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    in chihuahuas it would be a blue fawn or a blue fawn sable.
     
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    He's a blue sable. Gorgeous dog! It's a very striking color.

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    It seems to be not uncommon in poms:
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    If it were a greyhound or APBT, I'd say it was a blue fawn. Definitely not a Collie color.
     
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    Merle in Aussies doesn't affect white markings like that though...he looks to have the typical Irish spotting/markings but heavily speckeled like an ACD. Actually, I think his head looks more ACD than Aussie anyway, so maybe that would account for it?
     
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    He's a blue sable. Nose pigment is pretty dark, but he definitely looks blue to me.
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    Blue sable? Lilac?
     
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    His eyes are really light too.

    Anyway, he doesn't look a whole lot like a rough collie, I wonder if they meant border collie.

    Here's a pic of him next to a blue sable gsd puppy, strong resemblance. The lilacs have much lighter noses, being blue dilutes of livers.
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    A lilac border collie, notice the reddish nose
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  15. Laurelin

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    On my screen his nose looks black, or it did. Now I'm not sure. Gah, what a confuzzling dog.

    I'm pretty sure the breed guess can't be right. I see spitz but maybe I'm crazy...
     
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    If the nose is blue rather than black I agree it would be a blue sable or blue fawn.
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Coyote blond?

    Looks like a good agility prospect, Laur ;)
     
  18. Laurelin

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    I wish! He sounds like such a neat dog. I keep reminding myself that when I get back, I'm sure there will be an awesome mediumish herding breed mix or herding breed dog I can adopt. It's hard though!
     

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