GSD coat color question

i am going to buy a new german shepherd puppy and now at 5 weeks it has a black strip on its back and the rest is brown/tan.

What will this puppy look like when it is older or what will be the pattern of the coat, example black saddle back?

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Jan 03, 2010
by: SaraP

I'm no professional, but I'm pretty certain you wont' be able to tell the characteristics of the puppy's coat by looking at him now. You'd probably need a closer look at both parents, and even then it would likely be a guess.

My puppy had a one inch or so wide black stripe down his back beginning at his shoulder all the way to his tail for about a month, then his back and body began to fill in completely with black. He's got a beautiful coat and is healthy, which is my true concern.

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