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    The biggest thing that sticks out to me is that no silvers EVER show up when breeders aren't expecting them. They only show up when breeders try to get them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Blimp View Post
    Who he? What axe he grind?

    The cost quoted for a DNA test is JAWAG, but whatever it is it won't be cheap, and if it really is conclusive those are exactly the reasons why the breeders in the show / designer dog fraternity won't play ball. Why pay good money to prove their dogs aren't qualified for competition, or aren't genuine Labs? The implication is that it will be left to the working dog fraternities on both sides of the pond to take "unofficial" action, just as we do with health issues. I have deep sentiments of no enthusiasm for the Kennel Club, they are a millstone round the neck of the sporting breeds, and I hereby predict that in ten years time the business of "silver" Labs (in the UK at any rate) will be in just exactly the same fine mess as it is now. Having said that I find no evidence of the b******s putting in a appearance here; no one is advertising them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Peters-labguy23 View Post
    The biggest thing that sticks out to me is that no silvers EVER show up when breeders aren't expecting them. They only show up when breeders try to get them.

    Excellent point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrieni View Post
    The white patch is still considered not desirable by the breed standard. That is the point I was trying to make with that.

    But it IS allowed, unlike the silver color. My pick bitch out of my last litter had a white patch on her chest. I show in conformation as well as doing obedience and field with my Labs. I have no trouble keeping one with white on its chest since it's allowed by the breed standard. I'm not sure what standard you are reading, but Labs only come in 3 colors, black, yellow and chocolate, and a white patch is allowed.

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    I've never seen a "Silver Lab" with the kind expression, or slight look of sadness a real Labrador has.. No disrespect meant to anyone who owns a Silver... they are ugly dogs...
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    There is no such thing as a s----- L--. Every time someone says or writes s----- L-- as if it's something real, my head starts to hurt. Why legitimize it by talking about it as if it's a "thing"?

    Let it go,
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    I am not trying to stir the pot.

    I was telling a friend about this thread and basically telling him to not get a silver lab if he ever had the idea to do so. He asked "for the normal pet owner that doesn't care to compete or anything with the dog, what does it matter? Lots of people adopt or buy non purebred dogs"

    What do y'all say to that? I told him that it just dilutes the breed standard and it's not right to register a non purebred dog as a purebred lab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackh View Post
    I am not trying to stir the pot.

    I was telling a friend about this thread and basically telling him to not get a silver lab if he ever had the idea to do so. He asked "for the normal pet owner that doesn't care to compete or anything with the dog, what does it matter? Lots of people adopt or buy non purebred dogs"

    What do y'all say to that? I told him that it just dilutes the breed standard and it's not right to register a non purebred dog as a purebred lab.
    I would ask if he likes doing business with scam artists and enjoys overpaying fraudsters for something that isn't authentic. How much would he like to pay for a fake Rolex and why would he line the pockets of the counterfeit artist? If he wants to adopt a "silver lab" OR ANY OTHER MIXED BREED DOG from a pound/rescue that would be great but to line the pockets of those who are defrauding the public and willfully damaging the breed is a really bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelrobin View Post
    But it IS allowed, unlike the silver color. My pick bitch out of my last litter had a white patch on her chest. I show in conformation as well as doing obedience and field with my Labs. I have no trouble keeping one with white on its chest since it's allowed by the breed standard. I'm not sure what standard you are reading, but Labs only come in 3 colors, black, yellow and chocolate, and a white patch is allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackh View Post
    I am not trying to stir the pot.

    I was telling a friend about this thread and basically telling him to not get a silver lab if he ever had the idea to do so. He asked "for the normal pet owner that doesn't care to compete or anything with the dog, what does it matter? Lots of people adopt or buy non purebred dogs"

    What do y'all say to that? I told him that it just dilutes the breed standard and it's not right to register a non purebred dog as a purebred lab.
    I wish I could have these people talk to my sister. She went out and got a silver Lab and of course did not tell me beforehand. Her dogs are strictly pets but even so, she was royally ripped off. She bought him online and after driving 5 hrs., she was not allowed to see the parents (probably brother & sister) nor the other pups. Her dog is not registered with the AKC but she like most pet buyers assume that because the dog had "papers" it was a purebred. I think it's registered with the Continental KC or some other bogus registry started by shysters kicked out of AKC.

    Fast forward to now, her poor pup just turned two and will be lucky to make it another year. At 10 mos. he was diagnosed with crippling dysplasia in both hips & elbows. Most of the time he needs help getting up and he's already on rimadyl and other drugs to keep him as pain free as possible. He also has a host of auto immune problems. He's a sweet dog, but a genetic train wreck. My sister is not a dummy but she got sucked in by a slick website and load of crap.
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