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  • #80336
    kizkiznobite
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    yes – these labs were bred this way – it was an accepted colour – will dig out the info from dads papers tomorrow¬† ūüôā

    #80337
    Anonymous
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    Found this on the net made me laugh

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

    ——————————————————————————–

    (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.

    ——————————————————————————–

    #80338
    kizkiznobite
    Member

    ;D ;D

    #80339

    Lol very good Val  ;D

    #80340
    Elise
    Member

    [quote author=kizkiznobite link=topic=9654.msg178732#msg178732 date=1192287594]
    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
    [/quote]

    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.

    #80341
    kizkiznobite
    Member

    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

    #80342
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Hi there,

    sorry we are diverting your thread !!

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

    Claire x

    #80343

    I second that!  how could you resist this?

    [img width=468 height=353]http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g283/Foxisle_crazy/sc003590b2.jpg[/img]

    #80344
    kizkiznobite
    Member

    that izzie fox? she young there  :-*

    #80345
    kk_xing
    Member

    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

    #80346

    Yep, 12 weeks, seems like so long ago  :'(

    #80347
    Diesel73
    Member

    [quote author=kk_xing link=topic=9654.msg178896#msg178896 date=1192305929]
    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

    [/quote]
    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.  ::)

    #80348
    Anonymous
    Guest

    do they have poor bone mass from lack of hormone interaction during growth period?

    claire x

    #80349
    poodle
    Member

    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 Рthe same person said that choco tends to be more bouncy Рthat is why we never see a choco guide dog! 

    #80350
    Anonymous
    Guest

    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
    Val

    [quote author=poodle link=topic=9654.msg179258#msg179258 date=1192375222]
    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 Рthe same person said that choco tends to be more bouncy Рthat is why we never see a choco guide dog! 
    [/quote]

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