The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Outdoor Media
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 32

Thread: Lab coat color!!!

  1. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    43

    Default

    Thanks for all the input y'all!!!

  2. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Fall City, WA
    Posts
    4,622

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    I hear bandanas work well for goldens
    And conditionER

  3. #23
    Senior Member Hunt'EmUp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1,995

    Default

    I do love the Wives-Tail that Yellows handle heat better than Blacks, the only labs I've had over-heat were yellow. They just don't seem to hold up as well on the summer upland hunts, while the blacks just keep on going. Of course that might have more to do with the fact that these particular yellows have that thick and full under coat, that creates little tumble weeds in the house twice a year, rather than their color. The chocolate, I seem to be constantly loosing, she'd fall asleep in the dirt, 10 feet from me and I couldn't find her
    Last edited by Hunt'EmUp; 06-24-2013 at 02:36 PM.
    "They's Just DAWGS"
    "Hunting is a skill to be learned whether you do it early or late it still needs to be learned"
    "I train dogs, Not papers"

    GMRH HRCH Quick MH (most importantly Duck/Upland Enthusiast) Rip. July-2014
    MHR HRCH Lakota MH (most importantly Upland/Duck Enthusiast)
    HR Storm.. the Pup (Beginning Upland & Waterfowl Enthusiast)

  4. #24
    Senior Member badbullgator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    somewhere between Boca Grande and Mims
    Posts
    7,234

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by afdahl View Post
    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.

    Amy Dahl
    Interesting. Black should absorb more heat naturally, but I think there is a huge difference between feathers and fur. Coat type has a lot to do with it. I haved noticed that labs with thick wavy coats do better in the heat than short tight coats. My theory is, and it is only my theory, that wavy thick coats provide much better insulation. They tend to allow some heat from the sun to be dispersed into the coat where it quickly goes back into the atmosphere rather than the skin and body. Of course this theory assumes that we are talking about ambient heat from the atmosphere and not the heat put off by the dog itself. If you are talking about a dog simply over heating from work regardless of the ambient temperature I would say coat or color makes little difference.
    Views and opinions expressed herein by Badbullgator do not necessarily represent the policies or position of RTF. RTF and all of it's subsidiaries can not be held liable for the off centered humor and politically incorrect comments of the author.
    Corey Burke

  5. #25

    Default

    My buddy and I have had many black labs and now we both own yellows and we came to one conclusion. Yellows take a lot longer to completely dry out after getting wet than blacks for what it is worth. I don't think I would make the color a main concern when picking a puppy.

  6. #26
    Senior Member yellow machine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Elk River, MN
    Posts
    721

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    No. Go with whatever color hair looks best on your floor or carpet.
    HAAAhahaaaaHa so true!
    A cold nose feels good on a hot day.....
    Majestic Oaks Liberty Belle JH

  7. #27
    Senior Member luvmylabs23139's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    3,800

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    No. Go with whatever color hair looks best on your floor or carpet.
    That only works if you have the same color scheme throughout the house. Black hair shows up real bad on the kitchen, bathroom white tile floors and the light hardwood in the family room and hallways. The yellow is really bad down in the rec room and in the master bedroom. Other rooms are off limit to all so limited issues there. They don't need to be in a room that we are not in!
    Hihope Hiland Heathen of Perth CD, RE, CGC, TDI

  8. #28
    Senior Member luvmylabs23139's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    3,800

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JMitchell View Post
    My buddy and I have had many black labs and now we both own yellows and we came to one conclusion. Yellows take a lot longer to completely dry out after getting wet than blacks for what it is worth. I don't think I would make the color a main concern when picking a puppy.
    I have 3 blacks and a yellow. One of the blacks takes forever to dry vs the other 3. The yellow only dries fast because there is very little coat to dry.
    Hihope Hiland Heathen of Perth CD, RE, CGC, TDI

  9. #29
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    43

    Default

    Thanks for all the help and input, I was just wondering if coat colored made them hotter and from what everyone's been saying it doesn't. So whenever I get ready to buy ill go for the best breeding and not worry about color!!! Thanks again!

  10. #30
    Senior Member txrancher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NE Texas & NC coast
    Posts
    275

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodyb77 View Post
    Thanks for all the help and input, I was just wondering if coat colored made them hotter and from what everyone's been saying it doesn't. So whenever I get ready to buy ill go for the best breeding and not worry about color!!! Thanks again!
    Now that is the best decision you could make!
    I ignore stupidity unless you bring it to my attention!
    Crystal Coast Labradors

    CCL Return To Sender
    N Sana Te

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •