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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2007, 06:35:09 PM »
yes - these labs were bred this way - it was an accepted colour - will dig out the info from dads papers tomorrow  :)

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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2007, 06:56:29 PM »
Found this on the net made me laugh

The All-New Politically Correct Breed Standard
For The Labrador Retriever
Copyright 1998 Walt Zientek



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(The following Standard is merely a suggestion. Feel free to exercise
your right to modify the Standard to suit your individual taste. We
apologize ahead of time, for offending ANYONE!)

General Appearance: CAN be that of a strongly built, short coupled,
very active dog. It CAN, however, be leggy, weedy, sleepy, dopey
or lazy looking. It MAY be wide over the loins, but remember, tight
abs DO indicate fitness and body-awareness.

Head: Each dog SHOULD have one. If it does, it will probably contain
two eyes, one nose and a mouth. One ear on each side would be nice,
at least for a sense of balance, but is not mandatory.

Expression: Please feel free to express yourself! It simply isn't healty
to keep things bottled up inside!

Body: Look, the Media has presented an ideal that NO ONE can live
up to. We have been brainwashed into self-loathing by these unreal
images. We will no longer be bound to such unreachable standards!
ALL bodies are BEAUTIFUL! Besides, some of us are just big-boned.

Legs and Feet: The ideal number here, is four of each, but that's not
written in stone or anything.

Tail: As this is a distinguishing feature of the breed, we have to get a
little tough on this one. (SORRY!!) We must insist that the dog has one.
Or had one. Or really really wishes that it did. (The committee is sorry
to be so rigid, but SOME members got a little bit 'testy' on this issue.)

Coats: The coat should be short, dense and free from feather, BUT,
contemporary, ethnic and cultural styles allow for individuality. Bad-
Hair days are a fact of life and 'bald' can be a political statement. If
your Lab is so Hair-Challenged that it needs to actually wear a coat,
or sweater, remember that Animal Skins are de classe.

Color: We simply shall NOT discriminate by color! Why, the very idea!
We also formally apologize for the discrimination that has occurred
in the past. We welcome Silver, Hailstone, Vanilla, Golden, Black and
Tan, Blue Merle, Pied, ASCOB, Blue, Cream, Harlequin and Mauve to
our ranks.

Movement: This isn't ABSOLUTELY necessary. It is simply easier if
the dog doesn't have to be carried into the ring. On the other hand, it
would be nice if those dogs who are, shall we say, 'active', could stop
moving long enough for the Facilitator to look. (Note: the word 'judge'
has been changed to 'facilitator' as it is far less judgemental.)

Weight and Size: (See: Body)

Faults: Offending Anyone.

Disqualifications: No Dog shall be disqualified for any reason. We
certainly don't want to lower anyone's self-esteem.


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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2007, 06:58:59 PM »
 ;D ;D

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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2007, 07:01:03 PM »
Lol very good Val  ;D


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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2007, 07:31:11 PM »
huge huge dif between colours - have posted re this before - someone will you the link - am in a bit of a rush

depends what drives you want - what you want the dog to do/for etc

Hi, was just looking for one as a family pet, but still would like it to be registered and have all medical tests done etc.

I was just wondering if one colour was more placid than the other, as we have a 5 year old son.

Thanks for all your comments.

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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2007, 07:33:26 PM »
only placid if they are cued to be like many dogs - the blacks are the easiest to cue in MHO yellows medium ish chocs hard going - they great with kids but they need lots of training and activity to keep them sane and fit

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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2007, 07:33:36 PM »
Hi there,

sorry we are diverting your thread !!

personally i would stay away from chocolate and get a nice black girl :)

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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2007, 07:46:22 PM »
I second that!  how could you resist this?


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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2007, 08:00:04 PM »
that izzie fox? she young there  :-*

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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2007, 08:05:29 PM »
awww baby izzy!!!

i think chocs are crazy although i look after a very sane 1 but he's 1 in a million lol blacks are my fav as theyre soley for working and yellows 2nd

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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2007, 08:12:06 PM »
Yep, 12 weeks, seems like so long ago  :'(

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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2007, 08:35:49 AM »
awww baby izzy!!!

i think chocs are crazy although i look after a very sane 1 but he's 1 in a million lol blacks are my fav as theyre soley for working and yellows 2nd


I know 2 chocolate labs. 1 boy 1 girl (different owners). Both castrated real young cause vet recomended it or the labs would have to much energy.  ::)
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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2007, 10:42:27 AM »
do they have poor bone mass from lack of hormone interaction during growth period?

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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2007, 03:20:22 PM »
could anyone solve a mystery why a choco puppy comes out only from choco x choco? 

some one said to me once that choco lab has a different genes from yellow and black.  she said choco lab is not really a lab in origin.  is that the case? 

re. character - the same person said that choco tends to be more bouncy - that is why we never see a choco guide dog! 

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Re: Labrador colours!
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2007, 03:40:37 PM »
They don't and that is the problem they pop up in litters as a recessive gene/colour but as they have become popular by calling them chocolate  ::) and the fact that liver to liver breeds liver pet breeders have been breeding them.
True lab people are only interested in the blacks, black labs have dominated the field trial and hunt test scene.  Because the lighter variants are a recessive trait, breeding for a litter of yellow or chocolate pups requires mating  two dogs with those traits. This means that dogs from these litters were selected for traits other than nose, biddability, intelligence, and hunting desire it has now got so bad that a lot of labs are breed for colour and nothing else soooo as we all know if the whole picture is not considered then we end up with colour and nothing else  ;D
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could anyone solve a mystery why a choco puppy comes out only from choco x choco? 

some one said to me once that choco lab has a different genes from yellow and black.  she said choco lab is not really a lab in origin.  is that the case? 

re. character - the same person said that choco tends to be more bouncy - that is why we never see a choco guide dog! 
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