In my 2009 litter between these two, I kept a stunning red/white boy whom I still have today. I also had a stunning Sable/white girl, who through no fault of her own was not suitable to be kept to continue the line due to her colour. While I knew it was possible to get sable again, I was trying for a stunning red/white or black/white girl to continue this line.
The sable/white puppies were incorrectly registered as "Tricolour" when they were five weeks old. It was not until they were 12 weeks old, did the colour come out and determine what is now considered "Sable/White".
While I did not set out to breed this colour, I do believe it should not be hidden for future generations. It is important for breeders to be as correct as possible with regards to colour, in registering their puppies to ensure future breeders of their line know and understand what has come before. It is through knowledge and understanding that comes the ability to breed towards the correct Australian Breed Standard. It is to this end, I have admitted I have produced this colour rather than hide it.