Okay, this will probably seem like a dumb question to most of you, but what color is my corgi? I think she is a sable, but I could be wrong. She's mostly red but her back has a distinctive saddle that's darker, like the tips of her fur are black. Hopefully you can tell by my picture (more on my page of course)... Just wanted to double-check. :)

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Comment by Beth on October 13, 2009 at 7:02am
Yeah, Jack's mom was red and dad was red-headed tri. They think perhaps the sabling comes from a "weak red" that allows the recessive dark-coated genes to very minimally express, I think.
Comment by GoGoRainbow on October 12, 2009 at 11:40pm
I would go with Sable, if you had to pick one (though I don't think you'd be wrong classifying her as a red!!), though she seems like a sable/red mix. She actually has a lot of black on her back, it seems, but her face doesn't have hardly any sableing. She's also a nice color of red, and sable are usually more tan, mixed with the black, so I'd agree with Beth and say she's red with sableing (i've changed my stance like 3 times! XD).

One breeder I went to, the grandma dog was pure red, but her daughter was red with some blackish patches on her shoulders. I think it can just come out, especially if breeding a tri and a red. KC also seems to have spotty legs which doesn't seem as normal so her color genes are probably mixed =).
Comment by Barbara & Bailey on October 12, 2009 at 8:58pm
My corgi looked very similar to yours and his AKC registration said he was "red with markings".
Comment by Beth on October 12, 2009 at 6:48pm
If you look carefully at some of my pics of Jack, you will see he has sabling on his back and the backs of his ears.

I had one knowledgeable breeder say he's sable. I had another say Jack was technically red-and-white with sabling, and that to be "sable" he would need to show more dark hairs. LOL Not sure what the cut-off is between the two, to be honest.
Comment by Alice on October 12, 2009 at 4:58pm
Looks sable or red to me.
Comment by Kristen on October 12, 2009 at 4:43pm
You have a beautiful sable.

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