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    A friend of mine is breeding his black male English lab with a brown American lab. I can't find anything on the web about how this dog will look when it gets big, and no one I know has any answers for me either. I don't want to have an odd looking lab. Any answers? I'm interested in how the build of a half English half American lab will turn out.

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    Tell your friend to not pick an ugly American lab! and I'm sure they will turn out ok.
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    Here is a female Father is an FC mother is a CH/MH http://sighttosealabs.com/Faye.html
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    I'm just worried it's going to take on certain English traits and certain American traits. Or do you just think it will be a mid sized dog with an equal blend of both parents? Kind of like incomplete dominance when a red and white flower makes a pink one. It's an odd reference but that's all I can think of haha thanks

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    I doubt he will be odd looking per se.... With that type of breeding, most likely its an outcross, (no related dogs in pedigrees). So you could see anything- from looking like mom,to looking like dad. Or somewhere in between. Depends on who has the dominant traits. If you like both parents involved , odds are you will be happy with what pup you get from the breeding. Especially if you dont lean toward running Trials- or Conformation shows. ,more to a companion/hunting dog,etc.
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    What Billie said
    it will not be 50% of dam 50% sire , when you go pick your pup pick what you see on the day, meaning don't pick a shy pup and don't pick a wired pup, (unless that is what you want)
    and make sure that the parents have the qualities you are looking for
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    He will be tall and skinny with bad teeth and will spell words funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexmartin92 View Post
    A friend of mine is breeding his black male English lab with a brown American lab. I can't find anything on the web about how this dog will look when it gets big, and no one I know has any answers for me either. I don't want to have an odd looking lab. Any answers? I'm interested in how the build of a half English half American lab will turn out.
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    Here was the "fieldier" of the 2 boys from the same sire as above, and a half sister/aunt to the mom above at 2 yrs old---for the smarty pants of the group, I'm referring to the black dog! .
    I really need to see the other boy in that litter-- he sure looked show bred at 8 wks when he left. Both are very nice looking, nice hunting dogs. Everyone is really happy with them.
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