What's In Your Lab's Genes?






LABRADOR RETRIEVER BREED STANDARD


The official breed standard (click link above) for our beloved Labrador Retriever recognized by our Parent Club and every other world wide breed club, states along with other specific breed standards that the only acceptable color coat only comes in only Black, Yellow and Chocolate.

All breeding Labs here at EverOak Labradors have been tested and results posted at OFA  as being dilute free (DD) or in the case of our recent puppies, they are DD by parentage as both parents have been tested clear. Did we have to do this? No, we already knew our Labs were dilute free but to talk the talk, We will also walk the walk.

Here is additional information and articles...  http://notosilverlabs.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/acquiring-a-labrador-retriever-some-facts-to-consider/ and No to Silver Labradors
 
How can you be sure your Labrador is dilute free? By having your dog's DNA tested on the dilute gene. DD is the only acceptable result.
 
EEBBDD = Dilute-free black Lab
EEBbDD = Dilute-free black Lab carrying chocolate 
EEbbDD = Dilute-free chocolate Lab
EeBBDD = Dilute-free black Lab carrying yellow
EeBbDD = Dilute-free black Lab carrying yellow and chocolate 
EebbDD = Dilute-free chocolate Lab, carrying yellow
eeBBDD = Dilute-free yellow Lab with black pigment
eeBbDD = Dilute-free yellow Lab carrying chocolate
eebbDD = Dilute-free yellow Lab with chocolate pigment
 

If any of the D’s is recessive, it’s not a dilute-free Lab, so not a purebred Lab, as the dilute gene is alien to the Labrador Retriever breed.

EEBBDd = black dilute (charcoal) carrier = not a Lab
EEBBdd = black dilute (charcoal) = not a Lab
EEBbDd = black dilute (charcoal) carrier = not a Lab
EEBbdd = black dilute (charcoal) = not a Lab
EEbbDd = chocolate dilute (silver) carrier = not a Lab
EEbbdd = chocolate dilute (silver) = not a Lab
EeBBDd = black dilute (charcoal) carrier = not a Lab
EeBBdd = black dilute (charcoal) = not a Lab
EeBbDd = black dilute (charcoal) carrier = not a Lab
EeBbdd = black dilute (charcoal) = not a Lab
EebbDd = chocolate dilute (silver) carrier = not a Lab
Eebbdd = chocolate dilute (silver) = not a Lab
eeBBDd = yellow dilute (champagne) carrier = not a Lab
eeBBdd = yellow dilute (champagne) = not a Lab
eeBbDd = yellow dilute (champagne) carrier = not a Lab
eeBbdd = yellow dilute (champagne) = not a Lab
eebbDd = yellow dilute (champagne) carrier = not a Lab
eebbdd = yellow dilute (champagne) = not a lab

 
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