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    Thanks to all who have responded. Rnd was the most irritating of the replies, but he at least has paid enough attention to label me as a "purist". That may be an accurate assessment. As a purist, all I want is perfection! However, I know those little white spots are way down the list of priorities. They won't be much of a factor in my selection. Maybe just a tie-breaker if there are two pups that are equal in other regards.

    Carol, I can only do justice to one puppy at a time. I think I'll be able to make an educated guess at 7-8 weeks as to which of the females I favor. The title "Brood Bitch" won't be bestowed upon the little tyke at that time. She will have to earn it over time as she grows and learns, passes (or fails) health clearances and hunt tests, and is compared to other young bitches that are auditioning for the part. While I'd rather not have a white spot on a brood bitch, I've had more than one excellent Lab who possessed one. It's not a deal breaker!

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    Pretty sure Abe sired many with the bolo spots. I would say he was a nice sire .
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    I think it should be obvious that there's a genetic component to it. Or else it would not be showing up. Because it goes away on the outside does not mean it goes away on the inside. Is it bad? Depends on how much looks means to you. I would think a "purist" should not want any spots. Of course, we all have ways of changing our opinions when it becomes personal. See ya in the field. Harry
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    Quote Originally Posted by cchristopher View Post
    Pretty sure Abe sired many with the bolo spots. I would say he was a nice sire .
    Bolo spots are on the feet, not the chest

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    I've been reading with great interest, and losing hope a little.

    For some reason, I really want a black dog with a white diamond on his chest; I always have. My yellow has one--and definitely, not just a shading. When I discovered it, I considered it a very good sign. I would put the white diamond (and it would have to be the perfect shape and size!) last on my list of priorities, for sure, but if all other things were equal or impossible to determine, I'd take the one with the white spot.

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    Thanks to all who have responded. Rnd was the most irritating of the replies, but he at least has paid enough attention to label me as a "purist". That may be an accurate assessment. As a purist, all I want is perfection! However, I know those little white spots are way down the list of priorities

    Jeff, This is not necessarily aimed at you. But following this thread just because some great dogs had a blaze/star/spot on there chest why would we/you want to start a breeding program with that trait? I think those great dogs happened in spite of their spot not because of it..

    When looking for field trial prospects coat and color come in way behind other traits.....IMO As hard as it is to get a pup in trial home why start behind the 8 ball???

    My original post was not meant to be "irritating" but "provocative "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnd View Post
    Thanks to all who have responded. Rnd was the most irritating of the replies, but he at least has paid enough attention to label me as a "purist". That may be an accurate assessment. As a purist, all I want is perfection! However, I know those little white spots are way down the list of priorities

    Jeff, This is not necessarily aimed at you. But following this thread just because some great dogs had a blaze/star/spot on there chest why would we/you want to start a breeding program with that trait? I think those great dogs happened in spite of their spot not because of it..

    When looking for field trial prospects coat and color come in way behind other traits.....IMO As hard as it is to get a pup in trial home why start behind the 8 ball???

    My original post was not meant to be "irritating" but "provocative "

    Randy

    RND, I seem to recall some stuff about "Bolo Rings" rather than "Bolo Spots". This was when I was a dumb kid trying to get a dog to run a basic NAHRA water blind. I may be way off.

    I sent you a PM.

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