I recall a few years ago, someone suggested that Field Style dogs sometimes (often) had a single coat. I just wondered what a single coat would look like on a Lab. Two of our Labs were Field Dogs and one was 1/2 Field and 1/2 Bench. All had what I think of as a double coat. Heavier Guard hair and softer shorter hair underneath. The two Field dogs had harsher guard coats. Tilly, the 1/2 & 1/2 had the thickest coat, but her guard hair was softer and a bit shorter. Cooper's guard hair is longer, stiffer and coarser. She does not seem to get as wet in the rain as Tilly did. Ginger, our first Lab had a coat that was kind of in between, but all definitely had double coats. Has anyone seen a Field style Lab with a Single coat? What was it like? I think it was also suggested that Field dogs might have slimmer tails, but Cooper has the biggest heaviest tail of any of our dogs. Think baseball bat. She can take a full pint glass off a table with one swat.