If you ask most people what colors Labs come in they will say yellow, black, and chocolate. This is absolutely true but sometimes you hear about silver Labradors being advertised. Where do these dogs come from? Are they Labs?
The Genetics Behind Silver Labradors
Some people called them “English Labs” and “American Labs” while others refer to them as “show” and “field” Labradors. Regardless of what you call them there is no mistaking the fact that there is a definite split between types of Labradors with the ones found in the show ring bearing little to no resemblance to the ones found at field trials. In many ways, this is a real shame. A good Labrador should be capable of working in the field as well as competing in the show ring but that is no longer the case.
Show Type Labs
The Labrador Retriever is one of the world’s most popular breeds. They have topped the American Kennel Club (AKC) breed list for more than two decades. Their popularity can be attributed to a number of factors including their excellent reputation as a family pet and their love of retrieving and skills in the field. Where did the breed come from though?
The St. Johns Water Dog