Pure-Bred or Not?

Discussion in 'Labrador breeding & genetics' started by SolitaryHowl, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. SolitaryHowl

    SolitaryHowl Registered Users

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    I'm curious as to whether Daisy is a purebred lab or not. We got her at the shelter, and they said she's a mix, but she looks purebred to me. And the shelter's been wrong before on that kind of thing.

    Of course, it doesn't really matter. It just would be nice to have some opinions.

    They said she was between 6 months-1 year (so we as a family decided to split the difference and say she's 9 months old), and at her last vet visit (2 weeks ago) she was around 61 pounds (and I believe 21 or 22 inches from the ground to her withers).

    Some pictures (link to imgur album:( http://imgur.com/a/bAZuW

    (I really need to learn how to take better pictures of black dogs with my phone, haha. Still waiting on my DSLR to come back from repairs...)
     
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  2. edzbird

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    She looks very Lab to me, but you never know. Whatever, she looks beautiful.
     
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  3. bbrown

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    She looks lovely and very lab but whatever she is she's yours and that's the best thing :D
     
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    She's beautiful and looks quite a lot like my rescue dog Charlie who is a Labrador x Pointer. Whatever enjoy her :) x
     
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    Without CKC registration papers on the parents you will never know for sure but she looks pretty Lab to me. Even DNA tests on known purebred dogs have shown other breeds in the results as most breeds had inputs from other breeds at some time in their formation. But a DNA test might be fun to do.
     
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    Lovely girl!
     
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    She is lovely and you will love and enjoy what ever she is.
     
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    adorable just adorable
     
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    I'd agree, she looks very lab... and very beautiful!
     
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    She looks all lab to me! What a beautiful girl, regardless of her parentage.
     
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    She looks a lot like my lab! They may have labelled her a mix because of the white mark on her chest, but that doesn't necessarily mean she is mixed.
     
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    :heart:She's lovely
     
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    I wonder how a lovely girl like that ends up at a shelter?!
     
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    Thanks everyone! I'll love her no matter if she's a mix or not, but its always nice to know, especially for future health problems.

    The people who brought her in said she was a stray, but the shelter staff said to us that she was so attached to them and it seemed like she was their original family that had her as a puppy.

    If I had to guess? Maybe they brought her in because they couldn't afford to spay her, or maybe because she was peeing everywhere (she had a bladder infection when we got her) in the house. Or maybe its because she's no longer a "cute little puppy" and the kids got bored of her? Its anyone's guess, really! But she's with us now, safe and happy!
     
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  15. Granca

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    She's beautiful - and looks very much like my younger lab. Enjoy!
     
  16. Stacia

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    I am so pleased she is now safe and happy with you. I guess a lot of people don't understand what hard work puppies are and get rid of them when they hit adolescence, so sad.
     
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    She looks great to me.

    The most important thing about her is that she is YOUR dog.

    I have a pure bred Lab, but she is a field/working strain so fairly lightly built. People ask me what she is and when I say ‚ÄĚLabrador" they look surprised. I guess the heavier show or bench Labs are more common.
     
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    I got the results today of a DNA test I had done on my rescue lab x. It states he is pure bred, but have never seen a pedigree lab with a ruff round his neck and very heavy jowls. Not to worry, it was fun and we love him whatever. Can't post photos, just can't get the hang of it, sorry.
     
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    My one Lab (pedigree) has a bit of a ruff round his neck.
     
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    Question we have two chocolate labs ?, brother and sister. It was a sketchy breeder, but we didn't want to leave them so we took them both. there were siblings in the litter that were full solid color, but our two the last two are chocolate but they have white markings. the female has white spots on her paws and they both have white splashes on their chests.
    Several people have said they aren't full bred. We don't really care, I was actually going for a rescue til we saw these guys. the parents were full colored, father black, mother brown.

    Can chocolate labs have white marks and still be full blooded labs?
     

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