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Real colours labrador retriever:
black.. yellow.. chocolate!
"silver.. champagne..charcoral.. not real colours!!"
Greenparadise Labradors - Switzerland
As a breeder of quality Labrador
Retrievers I want the breed to stay "true" in type, temperament
and color. I absolutely love the breed and want it to stay the number
one dog in America, as it has for the last twenty years due in the
most part for it's intellegence and loyal, gentle disposition. You
just cannot beat a Labrador for a family dog and hunting companion.
It is also the number one breed chosen by certified Guide Dog Schools
around the world to lead the blind and be a representative for their
organization. I do not like breeders passing off a mutt as a new,
rare color of Labrador as it is truely Not a Labrador Retriever!
Silver Labradors are not Labradors at all but a mix and certainly
do not convey the true essence of the Labrador in any way. I do
not want the reputation of the Labrador tarnished as these "fake
silvers" are being registered with the AKC and promoted as
a third color by ignorant and selfish breeders of these mutts. I
see clients come into the clinic with these dogs calling them rare
silver Labs and bragging about how much they paid for them. I feel
sorry for them and think they have been ripped off, and the AKC
is not doing anything about it. Please help preserve the reputation
of the Labrador Retriever.
Diana Reed - USA
I have been an active Labrador
enthusiast since 1990 and well before that I was a lover of the
breed starting at the age of 6 or 7. I have never come across a
dilute, or silver in all my days and I would like to keep it that
way. I have never produced a dilute, or "off" color EVER.
I could never believe that this "rare" color came about
any way but being nefariously introduced from another breed/s altogether.
I support only the 3 recognized colors: black, yellow and chocolate.
I will always do my best to avoid introducing this "crime"
into our lovely breed. These dilute breeders are sneaky folks as
they have demonstrated their ability to buy into well established
bloodlines and slowly build up their arsenals. We have no time to
lose. Public education is the key.
Tableau Labradors - USA
As a owner and exhibitor of Labrador
Retrievers, I am firmly against the "silver Labrador".
It is against the standard and in no way should it be bred upon
Fred Vukadinovic - USA
We are breeders to preserve the
pureness of the breed, we are stewards of the breed always protecting
our beloved Labrador. The goal of breeding is to improve. Responsible
breeders never have, never would, never will **purposely** produce
disqualifications in color that that are not recognized by the AKC,
nor would they knowingly advertise these disqualified colors as
being a true, pure bred Labrador. There are 3 colors of the Labrador
Retriever, black, yellow (which can have an appearance of light
cream to fox red) and chocolate (which can be a lighter chocolate
or darker chocolate) Silver is NOT a color, Champagne is not a color
(at times you may see a yellow being referred as having a shade
variation that matches what champagne, or Dom Perigon, looks like),
white is not a color (this is a lightest shade variation of yellow)
and Charcoal is not a color. Regardless of the catch words, the
buzz words, unscrupulous people (who call themselves 'breeders')
are using to dupe the public into thinking the rhetoric spewed means
responsible breeders are wrong and liars about their "truth"
is false. It has been argued the dilute gene causing these shades
is in all Labradors rather then understanding the silver Labrador
is a cross between a Weimaraner and Labrador. This argument is futile.
If this were true breeders of yesteryear, breeders of today that
have been breeding for 20, 30, 40, 50 years, wonderful examples
and teachers for the new breeder (both in show conformation and
field work) would have also been producing this. They are not. To
say all these hundreds and thousands of people around the world
actually are but "cull" them out (kill them) is preposterous.
Please do not fall for this scam, please protect the Labrador Retriever
which comes in three colors with different shades, black, yellow,
Moonlit Labradors - USA
Beware of breeders that sell champagne,
silver, or charcoal Labradors. These colors are the unacceptable
dilute version of the only 3 AKC accepted colors: yellow, Chocolate,
and black. The heavy inbreeding done by these breeders commonly
produces genetically weak Labrador prone to skin disorders, common
infections, and undesirable temperaments. Most of these puppies
are destined to a painful, sad, and short life. Veterinarian bills
of thousands of dollars are not enough to undo what the greed and
lack of knowledge have produced.
Shame on breeders that destroy this beautiful breed for the love
Dr Laura van Dalen
Vandalen Kennels - USA
Having had Labradors most of my
life as well as having bred and raised Labradors for nearly 30 years,
I am deeply saddened to see the latest fashion craze of our beloved
breed be sullied with the dilutes and silvers. A Labrador comes
in 3 colors and 3 colors only. The silver and dilutes, champagne
and charcoal, are not pure in spite of what you are being fed. The
breed standard WORLDWIDE lists 3 colors only. Black, yellow, and
chocolate. Yellow can vary from light cream to fox red. Chocolate
can be from light to dark. Do not buy into the falsehoods that silver,
champagne, and white are rare!!
I stand firm in my conviction to do everything in my power to help
educate the general public about the falsehoods of these other "breeders"
and to preserve the Labrador in its true colors of Black, Yellow
Kalon Labradors - USA
I have been breeding litters of
the breed standard recognized colors of, black, yellow, or chocolate
for close to 40 years. Many breeders of the so called silver, charcoal,
white, and champagne, etc. advertise their litters as rare, and
it is often a marketing ploy to sell their pups for high prices.
Don't be fooled by designer colors of Labradors! I stand against
registering silver Labradors with the AKC which only currently accepts
them if designated as chocolate.
Honorbright Labradors - USA
After falling in love with our first
yellow Labrador in 1991 and eventually raising puppies (after seeking
much advice from other experienced breeders), I was asked to board
a Labrador for a week that did not even look like the breed standard.
It actually resembled a weimaraner, but the owner insisted it was
AKC registered. That was my first introduction to a dilute Labrador,
and hopefully my last—not at all what the breed should look
like. We will only try to improve the breed and put out yellow,
black or chocolate Labradors, and do not support any other colors.
Linda Clough - USA
Thank you for starting this website.
As a new Labrador Retriever breeder I am appalled at the so called
“breeders” out there lying to the general public to
sell these fake Labradors. I will only breed and support the 3 officially
recognized colors of the Labrador Retriever as stated in the AKC
Barra Labradors - USA
As a breeder of the three recognized
colors of Labrador Retrievers for 8 years, I am grateful for this
site and the hard work of those professional breeders who created
it and maintain it.
As a professional breeder myself,
it is easy to see deviations from breed-standard conformation when
analyzing the head shape and other aspects of “silver Labradors”;
however, the unsuspecting public is not trained to spot these.
I fully endorse any and all efforts
to repeal any AKC registrations of these dogs, and will continue
to breed only chocolate, yellow, and black Labrador Retrievers.
Susan L. Trumble
Tru-Heart Labradors - USA
I do not believe in breeding FOR
disqualifying traits. It is not reputable, nor is it ethical. Since
anything other than true chocolate, black, or yellow (ranging in
shades from light cream to fox red) are disqualifications according
to the labrador breed standard in virtually any country in the world,
to breed specifically FOR those disqualifying colors and the numerous
health problems that are linked to dilutes is doing our wonderful
breed and those who love them a huge disservice.
Montview Labradors - USA
For anyone who is considering the purchase of so-called "silver
Labradors," I implore you to please take a moment to consider
what leading Labrador Retriever breeders, clubs, and governing bodies
of the breed worldwide have stated regarding these dogs and those
similarly marketed as being rare "charcoal," and "champagne
Labradors." There are no "rare" colors in the Labrador
All reputable kennel clubs, as informed
by the governing bodies of the Labrador Retriever in their respective
countries, acknowledge only three colors within the Labrador standard:
chocolate, black, and yellow. The Labrador Retriever Club, the parent
club for the breed in the United States has clearly stated on their
website that they oppose the practice of registering "silver
Labradors" as chocolate; the club does not consider "silver"
to be a light color of chocolate, as some have advertised.
If you are looking for a Labrador
Retriever for your family, please consider that this dog will likely
be with you for a decade or more. You owe it to yourself, and your
family to purchase your dog from a reputable source. Someone who
is selling you a "silver Labrador" (or other non-standard
color) is, at best, perpetuating undesirable traits which are disqualifications
under the Labrador breed standard worldwide; and at worst, selling
you a dog that has not been properly screened for known health issues
affecting Labradors, is likely to be affected by additional health
issues related to their dilute coat color, and gouging you with
premium prices for a poorly-bred dog that is being marketed as a
"rare" breed. Before buying one of these animals, please
take a moment to contact your local AKC Labrador Retriever club,
or the national
Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. and talk to their members about
why "silver Labradors" are a detriment to the breed and
a poor choice for your family.
If you love the Labrador Retriever
breed, and value all the traditional characteristics of the breed
that have made it the #1 most registered purebred dog in America
for over two decades, then please do not support any breeder that
purposely chooses not to follow accepted breed standards and breeding
practices by producing "silver Labradors." Thank you.
Daos Boonma - USA
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