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    Ok - I have heard many "reasons" why the chocos are more hyper/crazy (I stick to my personal belief that it is because of breeders breeding for color rather than "big picture" including temperment, health, structure as well) but this was a first:

    Because the color chocolate was introduced to the breed thru the pointer (GSP specifically) - back when the breed was being developed. So the "color gene" is attacked to "crazy pointer" gene I guess

    Pretty sure pointers were not invovled in the making of the lab but does anyone have a link of what breeds were? I have some histories of the breed but nothing that talks about breeds that were used.
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    I think I remember something called the "St. John's Water Dog" or something like that...

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    The breed itself was started from the St Johns waterdog but there were other breeds used in its development. The chocolate gene was said to come in a few ways--- Flat Coats, Chessies and yes, Pointers.

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    There is a chocolate lab that runs away from his house to come visit my yellow lab. He is VERY hyper and just wiggles all over the place. The first time I saw him I could barely read the number on his collar to call his owners. Definitely not like my yellow who is pretty laid back.
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    no help here, but our behaviorist calls the chocolates the "caffeinated version"
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    I don't have chocolate, nor will I ever. However, I've seen some whacked out chocolates and I've seen some nice ones. Nicole's Darwin is one that comes to mind as a nice one. I've seen whacked out Labs of all colors.

    The GSP, if used, is so far back that its influence would be about nil. Just as the supposed cross with Rottie after WWII. I think you're more than likely correct in assuming that the reason you might see more is due to breeding strictly for color with some breeders.



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    Here in BC, it seems that a lot of chocolates come from field lines, which might explain the higher activity level. I'm not sure if that holds true for other parts of the continent, though.

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    My chocs are mellower on average than my blacks-- it just really depends on the lines behind them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windycanyon View Post
    My chocs are mellower on average than my blacks-- it just really depends on the lines behind them.
    You want to take my Kai to mix things up a bit?

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