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Greetings,

My wife Karen and I are almost through our first week of lab puppy ownership. It's been a challenging but fun week with Hans (the darker one) and Lady - 10 week old AKC certified lab puppies. Forums are great for learning, so I thought I'd join up with this one.

I've done very little animal photography in the past, but have been having fun photographing these two. Maybe I can learn a thing or two in that department as well. Here are the photos:



Here's a few shots of Hans:







Here's a shot of Lady:



Here's a shot of Lady "helping" mom sweep the floor:



These two play together constantly!











We got them on Saturday. Sunday we got them up and took them out back so they could explore the back yard:



It didn't take them long to start playing again!









My wife supervised:





Hey! Where's mom going?!?



Let's destroy this tree!



The Trouble Twins take a break to pose for the camera:



My wife is thrilled with our new "kids!"



I hope you enjoyed the photos!
 

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Rolex John said:
Thanks!....what's a "dudley?"
Hee hee, it's what you have! X2! :D

Dudleys are basically yellow labs that are lacking pigment in their nose/lips/eye rims and paw pads. Generally, yellows have black pigment on their nose/lips/eye rims and paw pads, dudley's have pinkish brown instead. :D

Here's a better explanation:
http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/yellow-pigment.html

Technically they can't show in conformation as the lack of pigment is considered a fault, but it doesn't make them any less CUTE!! ;)
 

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Baloo317 said:
Rolex John said:
Thanks!....what's a "dudley?"
Hee hee, it's what you have! X2! :D

Dudleys are basically yellow labs that are lacking pigment in their nose/lips/eye rims and paw pads. Generally, yellows have black pigment on their nose/lips/eye rims and paw pads, dudley's have pinkish brown instead. :D

Here's a better explanation:
http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/yellow-pigment.html

Technically they can't show in conformation as the lack of pigment is considered a fault, but it doesn't make them any less CUTE!! ;)
Interesting! As I understand it, the white spot on the darker labs chest is also considered a flaw?

I really like their nose color...or lackthereof. ;)
 

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Just awesome looking pups. I love the look of dudleys and they look like a great pair. Makes sure you do lots of good training with them early on so they know that you and the wife are the leaders of the pack. Super looking pups. :D
 

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Beerfish said:
Just awesome looking pups. I love the look of dudleys and they look like a great pair. Makes sure you do lots of good training with them early on so they know that you and the wife are the leaders of the pack. Super looking pups. :D
Thanks - we start obedience training tonight. :educated:
 

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MumtoEllie said:
They are gorgeous - both of them. And your photos are fantastic - looks like you are going to have alot of fun with photography now that you have such great subjects!
That's the idea. I'm hoping to sell some photos to some dog magazines to help pay for puppy damage to the house. :whatever: :D
 

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RolexJohn - welcome to the forum. What gorgeous pups you have!! I love all your photo's too... they seem to be enjoying their new home and settling in well!

Can I ask - what made you get 2? They are such hard work on their own..... I can't imagine what it would be like with a pair!
 

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sarahnye said:
RolexJohn - welcome to the forum. What gorgeous pups you have!! I love all your photo's too... they seem to be enjoying their new home and settling in well!

Can I ask - what made you get 2? They are such hard work on their own..... I can't imagine what it would be like with a pair!
Temporary instanity? :laugh: Well, there were several reasons. Firstly, it was clear when we went to the breeder these two were a match set. The bond was VERY strong between them. I just didn't have the heart to break them up. Since I read that labs need lots of excercise, I also thought they would help each other out in this department, and lower the burden on me to excercise them! ;) My wife and I both work, so I also thought they'd be good company for each other during the day.
 
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