Pearl - Female, Daughter of Butter, English Lab
Silver Labrador Silver Labs are Chocolate labs with a silver factor. Some breeders have posted on their websites Silvers are bred with other dogs to obtain the color. AKC has proven by DNA testing in 1987 those theories are wrong. Although they are chocolate on their AKC papers the silver factor creates a beautiful silver nickel color. They are head turners. I love my Labs! You will too!
Toward the end of the twentieth century the frequency of silver Labradors began to increase due to the increase in number of chocolate Labradors in the gene pool. DNA testing and mapping of the silver lab was done by AKC investigators to determine the ancestor of the labs that people were trying to register as silver.
The following is the official position of the American Kennel Club "AKC" on the registry of silver Labradors from Jack Norton, Special Services Department AKC 01/24/00.
"The registry of the American Kennel Club is based on parentage and not the coat of a member of any breed."
In 1987 the AKC, in cooperation with the Labrador Retriever Club of
America, conducted an inquiry into the breeding of litters that contained members that were registered as silver. An AKC representative was sent to observe these dogs. The report and color photographs were reviewed by AKC staff and representatives of the Labrador Retriever Club of America. Both parties were satisfied that there was no reason to doubt that the dogs were not purebred Labrador Retrievers, however, they felt that the dogs were incorrectly registered as silver. Since the breed standard at the time described chocolate as ranging from sedge to chocolate, it was felt that the dogs could more accurately be described as a chocolate rather than silver. Written by Robert Young AKC 03/27/00
DIXIE SILVER FACTORED BLACK ENGLISH
Dixie Black/ Mozart Silver / WINTER champagne
Caleb has Champion Background
Caleb has champion background.
Previous litter from 2014
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