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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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One thing though are whiter pups more due to health problems as my sister said she may be more prone to ear infections ect, so far i have had no problems and she is 7 months.
There is absolutely no truth to this. Your puppy has the same genes for good health as the parents had if that's what they were bred for.

I had a 'white' one too, he did indeed get darker with age.

The only thing wrong with white labs are the breeders who market them as rare or more worthwhile. They are just light yellow labradors.

I have several Ridgeback breeder friends and I can say that the ridgeless puppies can still exhibit a dermoid sinus, also that they rarely cull any puppies anylonger, but puppies born with dermoid sinus are routinely euthanized, ridge or no ridge.
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