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Just had to dump this on DF. Lady dropped dog off for boarding yesterday and I was told it's a Brindle Lab:eek:. Well she was half right as it was brindle colored, I went no further as it was really none of my business.:cool:
 

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Well, I recall a very long and informative thread on the HRC forum about brindle Labs (and other color anomalies). I don't know whether a consensus was ever reached, but some had made a good case for the possibility, at least. It's not a subject I'm able to follow for long...because I just don't care that much.
 

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Brindle is a mismark in labs, but I've heard of it happening before.

http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/mismarks.html

I do know that brindle in shelties is highly debatable as brindle is a dominant gene so many people believe they're crossbred.
 

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I once came across someone who said they had a "silver lab"... it looked exactly like a Weim to me... and not just from colour, but this pup's entire body structure screamed Weim to me.

That link about mismarked labs was interesting. I've heard of yellows appearing with black spots but I'd never heard of all the others. I have to admit, I think the "mosaic" ones are kina neat!
 

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Well, now the rest of the story, I fibbed a tad when I said I did not go further. I told lady there was no Brindle Labrador breed and then she said(I know it's hard to believe a fibber)the breeder told her it was a Golden Retriever/Lab mixed breed. It just boggles me the naivety of people. The only similarity of a Golden or Lab and this dog is they all have head, tail, and 4 legs.
 

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Even if the dog was a lab x golden mix, why would a breeder breed for that? What would be the benefit? Hmmm.....
 

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Here's my brindle Lab:


Okay, so she's not pure, but she sure looks like a brindle Labrador!

I'm sure that having a brindle purebred Lab is possible...but I highly doubt that this instance was the case. If I had a mismarked Lab, I wouldn't say it was a "Black and Tan" Labrador, I'd just call it a "mismarked Lab".
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The color is right but the brindle was in a stripe program, more pronounced as you might see on a Pitt, the body structure was more Lab sized longer legs etc. Again I was more amazed by owner than the actual dog.
 

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Even if the dog was a lab x golden mix, why would a breeder breed for that? What would be the benefit? Hmmm.....
Guide Dogs For The Blind crosses Labs and Goldens for some of their Guides. They tend to be a bit bigger and taller, plus seem to have a better endurance factor when it comes to long-term guidework. We have a couple of friends who have the crosses and they just love them.
 

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I once came across someone who said they had a "silver lab"... it looked exactly like a Weim to me... and not just from colour, but this pup's entire body structure screamed Weim to me.
I've come across a few silver labs before. I have a dog that I always call a laborador mix. I say mix because we're not totally sure if her parents have some other breeds, but they both looked like pure black labs. They don't have any papers or anything, their owner was just very irresponsible and we ended up taking the pups to the vet and getting them their shots, and getting their mother spayed eventually. We adopted one of the puppies from that litter, and Chewy eneded up looking like a yellow lab, except she seems leaner and smaller than most yellow labs I've seen.

Anyway, in her litter there were 3 silver pups, 3 yellow pups, 3 black pups and one we called a rottie, because she had perfect rottweiler markings, but she grew up with a laborador body and a rottie head and coloring.
 

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In one of my classes we talked about Lab colors. The prof said that silver labs are genetically chocolate labs and red labs are genetically yellow. I know there is a bunch of controversy about this among lab people, I really do not know much about it.

Marsh, that dog is so pretty! I agree, I would take one like that.
 

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Just had to dump this on DF. Lady dropped dog off for boarding yesterday and I was told it's a Brindle Lab:eek:. Well she was half right as it was brindle colored, I went no further as it was really none of my business.:cool:
A missed opportunity! Something like...."Brindle labs are very rare and very pricey....it's certainly not like the ordinary dog. Training and boarding costs will have to reflect that uniqueness."
 
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