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Old 02-16-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Chocolate labs often have the exact color, but this dog expresses some non-lab phenotype characteristics so I doubt that this is a pure lab. Any assessment about what is common or uncommon is more or less meaningless.
Well, I knew that sooner or later there would be this question. I checked with more than one vet and, yes, he is a pure lab. No, he is not a chocolate lab as you can plainly see. Anyway, his purity is meaningless to me, I absolutely adore this little fellow.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Well, I knew that sooner or later there would be this question. I checked with more than one vet and, yes, he is a pure lab. No, he is not a chocolate lab as you can plainly see. Anyway, his purity is meaningless to me, I absolutely adore this little fellow.
Apologies if I came across as a bit of a negative nancy. Definitely a cute sucker with a smart face, but almost certainly not purebred. That's just not a lab face or lab coloration. Does he have any hair that want's to grow backwards along his spine?
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have a 2 pure bred labs - one black, one yellow. Our yellow lab had bright green eyes as a pup and now has light green/hazel eyes. His picture is in my profile, if you are interested.

We did some research (read- internet searching) and found that yellow labs with a mother that is a chocolate lab tend to have light eyes and noses. Our labs' parents were chocolate (mom) and black (father).

That's a good looking pup you have there!!
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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I have a 2 pure bred labs - one black, one yellow. Our yellow lab had bright green eyes as a pup and now has light green/hazel eyes. His picture is in my profile, if you are interested.

We did some research (read- internet searching) and found that yellow labs with a mother that is a chocolate lab tend to have light eyes and noses. Our labs' parents were chocolate (mom) and black (father).

That's a good looking pup you have there!!
That's interesting. I stand a bit on the corrected side...
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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There is absolutely no reason to believe this is not a purebred lab. I am a vet assistant in Minneapolis (labs are our #1 patients!) and this looks like a purebred lab to me...yellow labs can come in all shades, regardless of eye color.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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Oh! (squealing) I LOVE your dog...

I love pretty eyes...!
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal
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Now THAT'S a gorgeous dog!
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Here is a picture of Bailey as a pup with his green eyes...
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Here is a picture of Bailey as a pup with his green eyes...
Thanks for sharing. Another beauty! You satisfied my curiosity. Rare but purebred nonetheless.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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Looks like an old puppy I fostered before. It's parents was a chocolate lab and pit bull, the puppy popped out looking like a yellow lab with pretty green eyes, looked nothing like the rest of the litter.
...I miss him!

Take care of the little fellow, definitely a keeper.
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