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White Labs...

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Please forgive the ignorance of this question, but I know absolutely nothing about dog breeding, and have always been curious about this...

I have on occasion seen Labs that were either white or so light yellow, that they appeared white. Personally I have always thought that they were beautiful dogs and would love to have one. But it's my understanding that this is undesirable for some reason and have even heard stories of breeders putting puppies down for being white.

Why on earth would people not want this? They're simply gorgeous dogs and there's no way you'll convince me that the color of a dog's coat is in any way detrimental to the breed. Certainly not more that inbreeding them to the point where hip problems are a way of life...

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Those labs are officially yellow, but you're right....they are beautiful. Any breeder that would have a puppy put down because of the color of it's coat is not a breeder. It's a puppy mill! :mad: There are no words to describe how despicable that is.

I have no idea if the coat is undesirable for whatever reason. Maybe the show people can answer that for you. I know a dog has to adhere to strict standards to win in the shows. But I also know any breeder with even a slight reputation will not put a puppy down because it was born with a coat that can't be shown.
Our first Lab, Annie, was a "white" lab. White all over, except for her ears and a little light yellow spot down her back.

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