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Tri-color (atat)

When paired with a sable and white mate, the puppies could be sable and white, tri-color or black and tan.  All of this is dependent upon the genes carried by the sable parent.  If the sable parent is ayay and does not carry the recessive clear sable gene, all puppies will be sable. If the sable parent is ayat, then some pups may be black and tan or tri-colored.

Puppies from a tri-color and black and tan cross should only produce like puppies unless the parents are carrying the recessive clear sable gene.  These puppies may have a limited amount of white on their coats.

If both parents carry the recessive clear sable gene (ee), there would be the possibility of some clear sable puppies in the litter.