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Anybodies lab have hair stand up on the back of his neck? My labs hair stands up when he barks at the door, gets excited, etc. Its a pretty high and distinct ridge.some people think he is crossed with something but he looks pure to me.
 

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We call that their 'hyena' hair do. All of my dogs stand their hair up anytime they get super aroused- during a fun game of 'tag' with the other dogs, when they smell a bear, when a strange dog shows up in the yard, etc. Totally normal and definitely not a sign of being a mixed breed :)


 

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I'm no expert but something about that second picture gives me the impression that he's not pure lab.

Are you sure there's not a bit of Golden in him? ;)
 

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I call it the Mohawk look. I hope it is normal b/c my 2 yo does it sometimes?
 

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His Dad was a black lab and his mother a chocolate. Mom had papers but dad didnt. But when you looked at the father you immediately thought..."lab". So i cant be sure because he has no papers but I dont think there is a problem. Good to no other dogs have mohawks too!
 

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His Dad was a black lab and his mother a chocolate. Mom had papers but dad didnt. But when you looked at the father you immediately thought..."lab". So i cant be sure because he has no papers but I dont think there is a problem. Good to no other dogs have mohawks too!
I think Brian's comment about having a bit of golden in him was a jab about the bandana, for some reason Golden owners are psychologically programmed to put bandana's on their dogs for some reason!

My Black alb female has a pretty stellar mohawk when she's on high alert
 

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Funny He took it seriously though - I wasn't sure if it would fly over his head and then... Yep he talked about the sire- all in good fun
 

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haha now i know the joke. Havent been in the retriever world long enough. i guess im a lightweight...A bandana is what you get when you leave your dog with mama for the weekend!
 
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