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My 9 week old lab has pink around his eyes and his gums are pink. Plus his nose is kinda pinkish too. I just dont understand why other yellow labs I see have balck in those spots not pink. I dont mind at al, I was just wondering....
 

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Pink eyes, nose, and gums (I assume around the mouth). Sounds like missing pigment and what is called a Dudley. I don't know where the name came from, but its just a missing pigment from everything that I read. A different look, but still a Lab. And they are cute.
 

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You probably have a dudley, as Ed said. This is a fault in the show ring, but nothing to worry about health wise, unless of course you are showing or breeding (you would not want to breed a dudley or breed for dudleys, as it is a fault), also it often happens when a chocolate is bred to a yellow (or if the pedigree contains yellows and chocolates).
 

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I am not showing him or breeding him. He is just a new addition to the family (cats hate him but we love him!!). I just did some research on this a couple minutes ago and learned of the "dudley". I also read that yellow labs sometimes have those spots turn pink in the winter months and go back to black in the summer months. Anyone heard of this?? Here is a pic of Toby :)


 

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He's very cute and yes he's a dudley. Basically, both his parents were or carried both yellow and chocolate.
Does that mean he is "less" full breed??

He is still very cute:). I really think the black is a neat trademark of the labrador but I couldnt see Toby looking any other way now! He's just a little different! Are the Dudleys common?? His mom was chocolate and his dad was yellow. Are dudleys always born when different colored labs are bread??
 

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Does that mean he is "less" full breed??
Absolutely not. Dudleys (chocolate pigmented yellows) are a completely normally occurring color combination in the breed, it just isn't a preferred color combination in the breed ring.

Are the Dudleys common??
Because they're not a preferred color according to the standard, responsible breeders usually avoid producing them. They're not rare though...there are many breeders out there who don't take the standard into account when breeding.

Are dudleys always born when different colored labs are bread??
No. Dudleys are a possibility when both parents carry both yellow and chocolate. You can get dudleys from two chocolates, two blacks , two yellows or any combination of the three colors. Here's a great site that explains color inheritance... www.blueknightlabs.com/color/coatcolor.html
 

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Absolutely not. Dudleys (chocolate pigmented yellows) are a completely normally occurring color combination in the breed, it just isn't a preferred color combination in the breed ring.



Because they're not a preferred color according to the standard, responsible breeders usually avoid producing them. They're not rare though...there are many breeders out there who don't take the standard into account when breeding.



No. Dudleys are a possibility when both parents carry both yellow and chocolate. You can get dudleys from two chocolates, two blacks , two yellows or any combination of the three colors. Here's a great site that explains color inheritance... www.blueknightlabs.com/color/coatcolor.html
Wow! You know your LAbs!! I got Toby from a breeder that my brother recommended. He had gotten one a few years back. I feel terrible thinking I may have gotten him from an irresponsible breeder :-(. Thanks for all the info! And I LOVE THE PIC OF YOUR LAB! So HANDSOME (and person-like!!).
 

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The dogs that have darkder pigment in the summer and then get lighter in the winter have what is called a "snow nose". Both of my yellows have nice dark pigment, but their noses do get lighter in the winter. I think this is pretty common among yellows.
 

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From looking at your pictures I'm not sure that your little guy is what they call a dudley. It could just be the pictures, but it looks like he does has a touch of black on his nose and his paws look dark. My dog is not a dudley, but her pigment is very light in the winter months (snow nose as it's called). In the summertime it turns black again......well at least much darker. Whatever the case your pup is really cute.
 

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My Rush is a dudley and it's one of the unique things I love about her. I was so afraid her nose would go black when she was young but she is a dudley and it's pink eye rims, pink gums and pink nose. The pads of her feet are also a pinkish (tho dirty) color. I love my dudley and wouldn't trade her for anything in the world. :love::kiss: Your sweet baby is just adorable and you will really enjoy him.
 
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