Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

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  1. Nicmorris

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    Hi
    I have just received some more pictures today from our breeder and I can clearly see one of the black pups has a white flash across its chest!
    I have seen both parents and they are kennel registered full labs and the breeder is on their accredited breeder scheme but I have not seen this before?
    A quick google search suggests this can be the case but I was wondering what everyone thinks of this or if anyone has any experience of this
    Thanks
     
  2. Penny+Me

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    Re: Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

    Yes absolutely. I think it's more common in blacks than the other colours, though Penny had a bit of white on her chest when she was really tiny and it gradually faded into red over time. She still has a couple of white toes though!
     
  3. bbrown

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    Re: Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

    Yes they can and in fact you can get all sorts of mis-marks too.

    Here's a link to some of my favourite lab pictures :) there's a second page too

    http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/mismarks.html

    and from there you can also find this link which discusses colouring in labs including a section on white marks.

    http://www.labbies.com/genetics2.htm

    White marks on the chest are not uncommon and white marks on the feet or 'Bolo spots' as they are thought to come from a particular dog called Banchory Bolo. My friends dog has them and you get little white flashes when she runs, it's very cute
     
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    Re: Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

    Just to reinforce what's already been said - yes a white medallion on the chest is not uncommon. Lady has one and her pedigree is complete. I think I read somewhere that it's a relic from the original Newfoundland cross that lead to the current Labrador.
     
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    Re: Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

    Yes. My first lab, Tammy, came from very good working stock and had a white medallion.
     
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    Re: Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

    Those pics are really interesting. I love the mosaic markings!
     
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    Re: Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

    The puppy I'm training might be considered mosaic. She is chocolate with a splash of blonde on her hip. Her parents were yellow and chocolate and no mismarks on any other pups. Genetics are awesome!
     
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    Re: Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

    Both my Labs have some white on them but especially the younger one as he has a white stripe behind his foreleg above his paw, I chose him because of this ;D He is definitely purebred ;D I do know of a black Lab who has quite a white splash on his chest.
     
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    Re: Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

    My 'Bella' has Bolo spots and she is pure bred.
     
  10. Nicmorris

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    Re: Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

    This is good to know.
    I have seen several yellow labradors who have white marks on them but just assumed this was a variation in the yellow colour. I had never seen a black or chocolate lab with these white markings!
    The links were great to look at thanks, although the second one was a little scientific for my small Brian to take in! :eek:
    I have posted a pic for you to have a look at, they are all very cute regardless of colour!

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    image by nicolamorris0208, on Flickr
     
  11. Jane Martin

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    Re: Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

    Thanks for showing these Nicola as mine must be about the same size! I think I read that the standard allowed a white mark on the chest if you were showing; the kennel club might have the standard. Very cute puppies!
     
  12. Nicmorris

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    Re: Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

    Hi Jane,
    I think your pup was about 3 days younger than mine so would look very similar! ;D ;D
     
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    Re: Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

    My Mira has a white flash on her chest and Bolo spots behind 3 paws. One of her black sisters had the spots too. I like them, but people often ask if she's a cross when they see the white ::)
     
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    Re: Can a black purebred lab have white markings?!

    Apparently common in the Drakeshead line !! Megs brother known as Mr White has a flash on his chest so did her Dad. She has an amazing gundog pedigree :)
     

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