Silver Labs by Amy Dahl – coAuthor of the 10 Min Retriever

Silver Labs by Amy Dahl – coAuthor of the 10 Min Retriever

Silver Labs – By Amy Dahl, Professional Retriever Trainer and coauthor of “The 10-Minute Retriever” …A couple of years ago I wrote an article on color genetics including mismarks, and as part of the research I spoke with Dr. Mark Neff at UC Berkeley, * one of...
Desperate Means Call For Desperate Measures

Desperate Means Call For Desperate Measures

A rebuttal to “So You Want to Buy a Silver, Charcoal or Champagne Labrador Retriever?” (Jack Vanderwyk, February 2014) Desperation is defined as a loss of hope, or a great need that can make you act irrationally. In life, it’s important to remember that desperate...
Chew on This… BEFORE Newfoundland

Chew on This… BEFORE Newfoundland

When considering the history of the Labrador Retriever, many people have heard it said that the breed originated in Canada, specifically Newfoundland. In the early 19thcentury there were two breeds of dogs common to the area, a larger, heavy-coated dog (now known as...
The Origin Debate

The Origin Debate

The Origin Debate By Shannon Stites & Laxi Mallory How did dilute Labradors (informally known as “silver” labs) originate? Speculation abounds on both sides of the dilute lab debate. Let’s first review exactly what is a dilute Labrador. A “dilute” Labrador is a...