Red and white with a smudge on the muzzle. :-) Adorable!
The mask is common on sables BUT a sable needs to have black hairs mixed in on the coat and usually has a "cap" on the top of the head as well.
Sable should also have black tipping on the coat and the coat looks mostly red to me.
Adorable either way! :-)
Beth...interesting on a sable. Max and Brady were/are definitely reds. Katie I was never sure what to call her. She is a very light red/white no black on her face but on her head if you ruffle her red fur forward it has a black base but no black in her coat at all.
Jack has a lot of black tips on his red coat, but a breeder we know was very clear that he is red-and-white with some sabling, as opposed to sable.
I'd say sable. Cute puppy!
I was told that if they have black tipping on the ears they could be considered sable. My boy has a touch of it too, but mostly red. Whatever... your pup is a cutie!