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    DefaultLab "ridge"

    Anyone have more information on the "Labrador ridge", my pup has it and I know I've seen some more of them on the nets.



    It's a line of hair growing in the opposite direction, as if she never fully "streched" out between her eyes when she was a little mini-puppy evolving inside of her mom.

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    DefaultRe: Lab "ridge"

    Around here it's called a "zipper", and quite a few dogs have one.    Baloo has an itty bitty zipper if you look really closely, you can sorta see it in my sig pic.

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    DefaultRe: Lab "ridge"

    It's a cowlick. It's not a big deal. Just like anything with hair, sometimes dogs develop them too.



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    DefaultRe: Lab "ridge"

    I call it a zipper and my girl in my siggy pic has one as you can see.
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    DefaultRe: Lab "ridge"

    Another "zipper" owner here. As Laura/labby said- it's no big deal. Caleb's has gotten small as he's grown. Here it is when he was 9 weeks:


    And this past August at a little over 2 years:

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    DefaultRe: Lab "ridge"

    Awwwww they're all cute!

    But don't you have any information on how this happened? Is it a gene-fault? Do you know if conformation-judges will say she looks "uglier"?
    I mean, I'm not all upset or anything, I'm just curious. None of her siblings have it, and none of her parents.

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    DefaultRe: Lab "ridge"

    It's a cowlick. Who knows why they happen, they just do. It's not a fault. As with anything else, some judges care about them and some don't.







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    DefaultRe: Lab "ridge"

    I use to have a Doberman who had a cowlick about 10 inches long. Started at the base of her neck and down past her shoulder blades.
    She looked like a fawn colored Rhodesian Ridgeback!
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    DefaultRe: Lab "ridge"

    We call it a zipper around here too. Jackson has a tiny one. I love them.

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    DefaultRe: Lab "ridge"

    Ted has one too -trying to find a picture where it's noticeable in!

    My horse used to have a 'whorl' of hair in the middle of his forehead, it's considered to be a sign of luck or 'prophets thumb' so I think it's a good thing!

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