Hi - I just recently joined this forum and we've had 5 dogs in the past 10 years; 4 of which we've fostered and adopted out. We work with a nearby Lab Rescue center. They have a cute male "yellow" Lab that we've had over to our house for a few days. Typical Lab behavior for a younger male. All the features of a Lab but one strange thing. He looks to be half-way in between a yellow and a chocolate. I've learned that his color is referred to as "Fox Red." The owner of the rescue tells me he is a purebred yellow but sometimes they come in different shades. Yes, I know that the AKC only recognizes the 3 main colors: yellow, chocolate, and black. But in the past 6 months, since I"ve started looking for a dog for myself, I've found (on-line silver, white and Fox Red. The last one is the color of the dog at the Rescue center in whom we are interested. Going on-line, I've found a breeder who actually sells "Fox Red" labs and she tried to explain the genetics to me. Something about 2 yellow labs mating who were each offspring of a chocolate parent, but not related. So, knowing that I may risk the wrath of purists, I'm still going to put it out there: Can this be a true 100% Labrador Retriever? I know, if we like the dog, what does it matter...but I really like 100% Labs!