I understand your view but there is no difference. The breeders are saying they are purebred Labs and the AKC and LRC are allowing them to be registered as such. Therefore the AKC and LRC are aknowledging they are purebred. I don't like it any more than you but the failure is with them not the breeders.
Read Fran's comments on the LRC web site again. The LRC does not, repeat, does not recognize what is advertised as a "silver lab". The AKC did drop the ball on this. If you register it as a "chocolate" yet advertise and sell it as a "silver"---says something right there re the breeders. As to the color being recognized or accepted by the LRC in the relatively near future, make it a big bet! There are three colors: black, yellow, and chocolate.
Ok, so if a silver lab is the result of a cross breeding of a lab and a Weimar, how can one make an argument for the pups being "pure bred" again???
I agree, the AKC dropped the ball on this one.
There's lots of breeds that carry the dilution gene. It didn't have to be a Weim outcross.
And, it doesn't matter what breed it was.
What matters, is that Labs are not supposed to carry the dilution gene.
They aren't supposed to have tan points, ticking, brindling, or polka dots either.
Justin E Schneider
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As a Lab breeder I say Silver Labs are the product of evil and not to be tolerated let alone condoned.