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    Yellows handle the heat best when working.
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    IN GENERAL, a black coat will overheat a dog more than a chocolate or a yellow. But the problem with generalities is they don't logically apply to individuals! There are multiples of individual blacks that stand the heat/sun better than than average yellow.

    If heat/sun is an issue, go with the yellow, but know ahead of time, by no means is it a guarantee. Not even close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    No. Go with whatever color hair looks best on your floor or carpet.
    AND clothes!
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    Most of my lab coats are white, but I do have a couple blue clean room lab coats. I find they make me a little warmer than I generally like to be.
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    To answer your question, do black labs get hot faster than others, ....No! I have had black labs that can run all day in the Florida heat and others that could barely run a set of marks in 80 deb weather without getting hot. The same is true of chocolates and yellows. It all depends on the dog. The dog in my avatar had a very thick wavy coat that you would think would make him hot as all get out, but he was pretty much unaffected by the heat. He was also comfortable in icy water in the duck blind. I has a black dog with a very short coat and he gets hot in a hurry. His full sister can go forever without getting hot.
    Like Susan said, match your clothing.
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    Conditioning is a much bigger factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul "Happy" Gilmore View Post
    Conditioning is a much bigger factor.
    I hear bandanas work well for goldens
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrkplabs View Post
    Yellows handle the heat best when working.
    Not true, I have a black at my feet right now working on taking a nap. its going to be hot today but so far he is handling the heat ok, I have the thermostat on 70. If his condition changes I'll be sure to let you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    No. Go with whatever color hair looks best on your floor or carpet.
    That's the best advice you'll get on the topic right there!
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    In my experience the black dogs seem to handle the heat best absent eic or other confounding factors. I read a research paper once that seemed to support this. Subjects were black and white birds. If there was any air movement at all, the black birds stayed cooler. In still air there was no difference.

    The researchers surmised that the white plumage reflected body heat back toward the skin as well as reflecting sunlight away.

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