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    Hey everyone,
    My wife and I bought our first lab from a breeder a few weeks ago. We met both parents, both pure bread with normal short coats. Our guy Clyde is furry with wavy hair on ears and breeders says he may have a recessive long hair gene. I'm fine with it and may do one of those genetic tests with mouth swab to know for sure. I've seen a few pics on internet and how he may mature but haven't found many. Any input on the subject?
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    Welcome and cute pup. I have no idea about the long hair. If you got him from a responsible breeder(did health testing on all the dogs and competed in some kind of venue like huniting/showing ect..) I would trust her. maybe it is because I have never seen a supposedly, pure-bred lab with long hair before, but the ears remind me of a spaniel.
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    I don't have any input, but love your username.

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    welcome! cute puppy!
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    What a cute baby, welcome! I have never seen wavy hair on the ears like that, i have seen "waviness" down the back, but not longer in length. What did the rest of the litter look like?
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    Typically a good breeder doesn't have both parents on-site unless they are a bigger breeder that shows both males and females in conformation. Also, most breeders that suspect that they have the long coat gene in their lines would have tested the parents. I have actually not seen a chocolate line with the long coat gene expressed. Breeder didn't also have chessies on site, did they?

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    They breed only labs, no other breed of dogs on site.

    This was the only pup in litter with the wavy hair, should be interesting.

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    He is cute and your name is a good one.

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    I love your name too! Cute! I have never seen a fuzzy chocolate before either. The puppy is a cutie tho! I am curious, it is hard to tell from the picture, but what color where his eyes? Normally a chocolate is born with blue eyes, and they go to a beautiful green by 8 weeks and gradually go to a golden color. Most chocolates have a sleeker coat than their black or yellow counterparts. The coats on the blacks and yellows usually looks thicker. As far as a recessive gene goes, what recessive gene would they be talking about? As far as I know, there isn't a curly lab unless its a labradoodle, but I could be wrong.
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    Love the username too !
    That puppy is absolutely ADORABLE !
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