well, i didnt go LOOKING for a dilute - i went to the rescue and they brought out dobe after dobe after dobe... and what was the right dog for my household was a 10 month old male blue. i was HOPING it would have been an 8 year old black female, but alas - there went my hopes of the show puppy for the next 10 years ! but rah was everything i was looking for in terms of temperament and drive - and thats more important to me than color.
this guy had no color listed when i went to go get him - no one could tell, probably because they arent familiar with the breed, and lets face it - he has very little hair. but hes a blue too. it just so happens that i have two dilutes in my house - i dont care what color a dobe is when its in need, if i can help them, i will. purposefully breeding for something is a whole different ball game!
you guys are all just jealous of the blue buttheadedness in my house right now