Posted : 10/15/2007 8:56:23 PM
Originally there was even more variation with brindle being quite common. The variations in all belgians include a grey (which can be a very pale fawn to a "whiter" fawn). There is also a black short coat as well. You can check out the discussion board at www.sitstay.com , the ABMC web page, the ABTC web page, the United Belgian Shepherd club (of the US UKC), the Belgian Shepherd website of the UKC United Kingdom. A web search on color in belgian shepherds is likely to yield some information.
The black overlay is expected to darken over time. Most belgians get darker with age. The most striking greys I have seen come out of black dog litters, rather than terv litters.