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    Default Pure bred black labs with white patches?

    I saw somewhere on here that pure bred black labs can have white spots/patches. Something about St. Johns dogs is what I remember. Now Apollo came from a shelter and I'm sure he's a lab mix. Hes black with white on some of his toes and a white star on his chest. He only weigns 56lb. Everyone that sees him though says, "are you sure he's not pure lab?"

    Now a while ago someone on here brought up the idea that maybe one of apollo's parents was a pure lab and that the other was a lab mix. That is actually what I think is the case with him.

    Now, to the point-I was just wondering, does anyone on here have a pure bred black lab with white areas on their coat? if so I'd love to see picks to see how they are similar to apollo. Thanks.
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    My Tal is a purebred Lab and he has a white spot on his chest.
    I've attached a couple of pics I think sorta show his white spot!






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    Default Re: Pure bred black labs with white patches?

    A white patch on the chest is perfectly acceptable. Theo has one, and he's from very traditional show lines:



    You might enjoy this page on the Woodhaven site:

    http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/mismarks.html

    Also see http://www.labbies.com/genetics2.htm#WhiteHair

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    Ranger is a pure-bred and he has a white spot on his chest.

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    Default Re: Pure bred black labs with white patches?

    My Joker has a tiny bit of white on his chest. It is barely noticeable. And Murph has Bolo marks (white spots) on both of his front paws.

    I think if Apollo has a large white spot on his chest and paws he his probably not purebred. From the pictures you have posted I would also say he is a Lab crossed with a Lab mix.

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    Those: "white patches" as you describe them, the've also called: "Bolo Pads"

    Those 'pads' are directly comming from the original pure breed Labrador, such as you could find them in the UK back in those days

    I dont know how the rest of the (Labrador) world act with those pads, but over here in the Netherlands they've are allowed by the breeding description of the Labrador Retriever Club

    http://www.chocolatelabs.co.uk/html/...r_history.html

    On the above link you will be able to find more information about the: St. Johns Dog, and the "Bolo pads"

    Actualy: "Bolo" was a name given to one of the first Labrador's ;D

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    My mom has a pure black lab with a white patch on his chest. He also has a white "beard" .. I quess its alot more common than people think.. Breed is a chocolate lab/boxer mix and she is pure bown with a white patch on her chest also

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    Default Re: Pure bred black labs with white patches?

    Sherman is PB, the breeder said his lines are of the smaller old english type Labs...... I think they were meaning that he is not the tall lanky type that is being bred these days. Anyhow, Sherman does have a white spot on his chest. He was a pup in this shot.



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    Felix, I found that article that you posted the link for, quite interesting !! thanks for sharing !

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    Default Re: Pure bred black labs with white patches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Felix
    Those: "white patches" as you describe them, the've also called: "Bolo Pads"
    Wrong. Bolo marks are on the legs.

    http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/mismarks.html

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