Labrador Retriever Question

What can you tell me about silver labs? Are they rare? Can they be registered?


What can you tell me about silver labs? Are they rare? Can they be registered?

    In Labrador Retriever - Asked by Anonymous - 11/1/2012 3:52:51 PM
We have a wonderful 5 year old silver lab. She has color dilution alapechia - a genetic problem from inbreeding. We love her but I think it could be a mistake to get another. Beware
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/4/2012 12:59:07 AM


Silver labs should never be sold with a full registration. AKC doesn't recognize the silver color. There are reasons AKC doesn't regonize the color. They cannot be entered into a dog show at all.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/16/2012 8:20:28 AM


It is caused by a dilut gene. Reserch shows that they have always been around, and until 20 to 30 years ago most people would do away with a pup until the demand for them was noticed. It is a dilute gene found in the black and choc labs. The only way to get silver pups is to breed a silver with a silver or silver factered, in which You breed a silver to a black or choc. After you have a factered litter (most of the time they are all silver or charcol) then you breed a silver with the facterd and the litter will be born all silver. Not as rare as people say these days.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/16/2012 10:22:57 PM


Yes labs can be registered. AKC only recognizes blk,choc, and yellow. But the silver is registered under blk or choc, which ever color it was factered from.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/16/2012 10:28:39 PM