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#1 Samiii&Springfield

 

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        Posted 28 January 2009 - 05:45 PM

Okay, so it says that black labs are pure black. But my puppy has a little white spot on her chest...is she a black lab or not?

my boyfriend says shes purebred black labs.

and no, she doesnt have papers and she came from the shelter.
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        Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:27 PM

anyone? unsure.gif
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        Posted 28 January 2009 - 10:21 PM

Far as I am concerned, if she has 1% lab in her, she is a lab.

But yes you can get pure bred black labs with other colors in there.

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        Posted 29 January 2009 - 12:01 PM

thank you very much.

and i know that you said i have nothing to apologize for. but i am sorry.
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        Posted 30 January 2009 - 12:41 AM

It is perfectly permissible to have a black lab that has a white chest. Actually this is quite common. This doesn't mean that she's a mixed breed.

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        Posted 31 January 2009 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE (Samiii&Springfield @ Jan 28 2009, 09:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
anyone? unsure.gif


Way off track here, but I didn't quite understand the post. What is bumping?

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        Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:41 PM

QUOTE (partlablady @ Jan 31 2009, 04:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Way off track here, but I didn't quite understand the post. What is bumping?


Bumping is making a new entry to a thread to keep it at the top of the thread list so it doesn't fall into never never land......

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        Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:41 PM

QUOTE (partlablady @ Jan 31 2009, 04:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Way off track here, but I didn't quite understand the post. What is bumping?


Bumping is making a new entry to a thread to keep it at the top of the thread list so it doesn't fall into never never land......

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        Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:47 PM

Please post pictures of your lab we would love to see it, white spot and all.
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        Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:07 PM

i have alot of pics of her on my myspace. i'm on dial up so my internet would take forever to put up alot of pics of her. plus, im not at home.

www.myspace.com/samiriley

put heres one. not the most recent but its a good one of her... smile.gif


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        Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:06 AM

QUOTE (Samiii&Springfield @ Feb 2 2009, 05:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i have alot of pics of her on my myspace. i'm on dial up so my internet would take forever to put up alot of pics of her. plus, im not at home.

www.myspace.com/samiriley

put heres one. not the most recent but its a good one of her... smile.gif




White spots are allowable in labs, but your dog's tail does not look quite right for a pure bread labrador. I have a dog who is similar (Boris) who came from a shelter. I call him a Lab, everyone else calls him a lab, but his tail indicates he is a cross breed (in fact between the tail and the way your dog is holding one ear means that it could easily be passed as a photo of Boris when he was a partly grown pup). Holly my bitch is a pure bread with papers and she has the perfect straight otter tail.

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        Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:48 AM

My puppy has a white spot on her chest too. Her mom was pure black lab and her father was a black lab mix. But they dont know what the father is.

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        Posted 22 February 2009 - 01:43 PM

Its pricey and i'm not sure of the availability of this outside of the states, but there are places where you can get your dog's DNA tested to see what percentage of a mix she is. Like 98% Labrador Retriever and 2% Tazmanian Devil. Google DNA dog breed testing for more info.

People tell me Sawyer looks purebred, and honestly i don't care enough to spend $80 plus to find out, but if i had cash to burn i would probably do this.

But Sawyer has a little white spot on his chest too. Actually saying its a "spot" is streching it. Its more like a few white hairs among a jungle of black ones.

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        Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:43 PM

QUOTE (Samiii&Springfield @ Jan 28 2009, 10:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay, so it says that black labs are pure black. But my puppy has a little white spot on her chest...is she a black lab or not?

my boyfriend says shes purebred black labs.

and no, she doesnt have papers and she came from the shelter.


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        Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:09 PM

From what I have read, a black lab is allowed to have a white spot on its chest. My Baily, I know her dad was pure, the mom, they believe is, but Bailey has a white spot on her chin, chest, one toe, and about 4 hairs at the very very tip of her tail is white. And even so, I dont care, she is the sweetest dog, and soo funny. I wouldnt trade her for the world.

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        Posted 18 April 2009 - 10:51 AM

I also have a question about color. I have a black lab named Shadow who will be one year old on the 28th and up until a few weeks ago she was all black except for a few white hairs. Within the last few weeks she has developed some brown patches of fur. She has one brown patch on her rear end and some very noticeable brown fur on the back of her neck. Does anyone know if this is normal.

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        Posted 18 April 2009 - 05:39 PM

Nice looking lab you got there.

To ease your mind a little, here's a link to the Canadian Kennel Club's description of the breed.

http://www.ckc.ca/en.../breeds/RTL.pdf

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        Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:35 PM

My Lab as a little white spot on his chest and on all four toes. I was told he might have some German Shepherd in him. Not sure if that's related

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        Posted 20 April 2009 - 03:20 AM

QUOTE (aaronc @ Apr 19 2009, 08:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My Lab as a little white spot on his chest and on all four toes. I was told he might have some German Shepherd in him. Not sure if that's related



Try this for an answer http://en.wikipedia....#39;s_Water_Dog

http://retrieverman....hns-water-dogs/

Labradors will occasionally show traits from their original parent breed the St John's Water Dog.

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        Posted 20 April 2009 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE (Beowulf @ Apr 20 2009, 04:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Try this for an answer http://en.wikipedia....#39;s_Water_Dog

http://retrieverman....hns-water-dogs/

Labradors will occasionally show traits from their original parent breed the St John's Water Dog.


That makes a lot of sense, thanks for that info!

The spot on his chest is EXTREMELY small and doesn't take up as much space as the St Johns water dogs pictured. Additionally, the patches on all his paws are also very miniscule, noticeable against the rest of his all black fur, but nothing to the scale of the dogs pictured in your wiki link.

Still cool to know a little bit more about my dog though, thanks smile.gif

edit: just noticed he also has a little white patch on his chin directly under his bottom lip. so just like the dogs pictured just on a much more minor level.




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