Meet The Yellow Labrador Retriever

October 19, 2014 – 06:10 pm

Labs were originally bred to fetch fish that fell off of fisherman's hooks in Newfoundland. The web paws make them powerful swimmers as well as their tail that resembles that of an otter. They have a slightly oily coat that helps them stay dry and get dry fast.
Source: Animal Planet

Labradors also have what is called a soft mouth, which means that they can grip a delicate object like an egg and not break it (if trained).

Yellow Labrador Retriever demonstrating ability to hold objects in the mouth without breaking them. Know that yellow labrador puppies are "mouthy" dogs which means that they need to be trained on what is acceptable for biting and what is now

Source: Herwig Kavallar

Yellow Labs are one of the most common breeds used in police work, as well as companion or assistant dogs for the disabled. They respond well to training, making them good working dogs.

Though they can be a little unruly if they aren't trained, a Lab will respond well to positive attention and praise, and with training, are one of the most dependable, obedient, and multi-talented breeds in the world.

Within the Lab breed there are different types of dogs, most often identified by the different coloured lab pigment.

The Lab is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the world and those that are called yellow range in shade from light yellow to a more golden yellow that looks almost tan. The other common types of Lab are black and chocolate.

There are two distinct kinds of yellow Labrador retriever. The first is yellow with black pigment. With these types, the lab pigment is yellow, and the black can be seen on the muzzle and around the eyes.

The second kind are those with black noses, though there is variation within this group of Labs.

Some dogs have just a little black pigment around their muzzle and eyes, while on others it's more noticeable.

With some, the lab pigment in their noses begins to fade as puppies, but others keep dark black noses until they're older.

In others the lab pigment is yellow with "liver" pigment on the muzzle and around the eyes. This pigment appears brown on the muzzle, around the eyes, and they have brown noses, as well.

A more rare type of yellow Labrador retriever is called a Dudley.

These dogs have no pigment, so their eye rims, nose, and feet are pink, and remain so throughout their lives.

Some Labs with liver lab pigment are also referred to as a Dudley, but according to the American Kennel Club, they are not, no matter how light the liver pigment is.

Source: www.labrador-retriever-guide.com


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She's a labrador retriever then?

That's not exactly rare. She's technically a "yellow" labrador retriever though some refer to them as "vanilla"
From the AKC standard: Yellow--Yellows may range in color from fox-red to light cream, with variations in shading on the ears, back, and underparts of the dog.
So light cream.
I'm sure she's beautiful though :-)

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