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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby rivercountry » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:10 pm

I got em both!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby TomKat » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:04 am

When the times comes for me to get a 2nd dog I will look at the breeding first, color 2nd.

I like the look of the browns, but know there are good ones in all 3 colors.
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby Jarbo03 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:29 pm

Chocos are my favorite color, have seen yellas hide the best.
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby LaRedneck » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:52 am

I need a green dog
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby 1quik70 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:03 pm

Y'all can say what you want about my funny colored dog, but he sure is easy to hide. Picks up the stuff I tell him to as well, must be a fluke.

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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby O.D.Lid » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:40 pm

I have read in several books all browns/chocolates are from the same 2 dogs! :sad: I have owned a yellow they shed 24/7 365! :no: Once you try black you will never go back :thumbsup:
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby TomKat » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:51 am

O.D.Lid wrote:I have read in several books all browns/chocolates are from the same 2 dogs! :sad: I have owned a yellow they shed 24/7 365! :no: Once you try black you will never go back :thumbsup:


When I read your post I did some checking of my own.

I don't think it's entirely accurate.

Chocolate Labradors
Jack Vanderwyk traces the origins of all chocolate Labradors listed on the LabradorNet database (some 34,000 Labrador dogs of all shades) to eight original bloodlines. However, the shade was not seen as a distinct colour until the 20th century; before then according to Vanderwyk, such dogs can be traced but were not registered. A degree of crossbreeding with Flatcoat or Chesapeake Bay retrievers was also documented in the early 20th century, prior to recognition. Chocolate Labradors were also well established in the early 20th century at the kennels of the Earl of Feversham, and Lady Ward of Chiltonfoliat.[17]

The bloodlines as traced by Vanderwyk each lead back to three black Labradors in the 1880s—Buccleuch Avon (m), and his sire and dam, Malmesbury Tramp (m), and Malmesbury June (f). Morningtown Tobla is also named as an important intermediary, and according to the studbook of Buccleuch Kennels, the chocolates in this kennel came through FTW Peter of Faskally (1908).[17]


You can trace ALL labs back to a few dogs if you want to.

I don't think your concern properly warrants any negative connotations.

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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby Locked&Loaded » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:04 am

1quik70 wrote:Y'all can say what you want about my funny colored dog, but he sure is easy to hide. Picks up the stuff I tell him to as well, must be a fluke.

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