Very rare! Beautiful Silver, Charcoal and Champagne Labrador puppies for sale! KC registered, incl. health test. Parents are international champions.
Some things you ought to (re)consider before you acquire a “silver”, “charcoal” or “champagne” Labrador Retriever:
- Labrador Retrievers only come in the coat colors black, yellow and chocolate.
- The Labrador Retriever breed does not carry the dilution (dd) gene which causes the dilute coloration of so-called “silver”, “charcoal” and “champagne” Labradors.
- Any dog carrying the dilution gene is NOT a purebred Labrador Retriever.
- Any pedigree certificate from a Kennel Club which states that a dog carrying the dilution (dd) gene is a purebred Labrador Retriever, is a worthless piece of paper.
- The dilution gene in the Labrador Retriever is a very controversial matter. Stricter rules and regulations are on the way, and it’s only a matter of time before your expensive and special “silver”, “charcoal” or “champagne” designer dog will officially be a mutt.
- You and your diluted dog are not welcome in the Labrador world. You will not be able to enter official dog shows. Your diluted dog will immediately be disqualified.
- The dilution gene came from other dogs than the Labrador Retriever, like the Weimaraner. With the introduction of these alien genes into the Labrador Retriever breed, it’s very likely that other traits, characteristics and diseases were introduced in these dogs, which are equally alien to the Labrador Retriever breed.
Did you acquire a “Labrador Retriever” carrying the dilution gene with an official pedigree certificate from the American Kennel Club (AKC), or any FCI-recognized Kennel Club, and are you disappointed because you thought you bought a purebred Labrador? Please contact us! Your statement might be important in future court cases.
Are you not sure if the puppy or adult Labrador you plan to buy is a carrier of the dilution (dd) gene? Let the owner or breeder produce a certificate from a recognized genetic veterinary laboratory, which states that the dog is free from the dilution (dd) locus. Are you still not convinced, then don’t hesitate to contact us.
UPDATE 1: January 11, 2014
“Dear Mr Vanderwyk,
Gosh, how I love your articles… all of them!! I love how you just, “tell it like it is!”
I am here today because of the NO TO SILVER Labs” Action Centre. I have been following it (and you) for some time and now I’m here to ask your permission to help boost it along in CANADA!
I am a member of the Canadian Kennel Club (32 years) and with the Labrador Retriever Club of Alberta (long time too!). We (LRCA) are also dealing with the Silver breeders who are charging outrageous amounts of money for their rare silvers, charcoals, champagnes, polar bear whites and whatever other colours they come up with. We too (LRCA members and breeders) would like to see the Canadian Kennel Club put a stop to the recognition of these silvers being registered as chocolates, charcoals as blacks and champagnes as yellows. Pretty soon we just won’t know ‘where’ that dilute gene is hiding. It is difficult to educate the public and they become quite offended when you tell them they have been duped by the silver breeders… but I (we) muster through!
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Very rare! Beautiful Silver, Charcoal and Champagne Labrador puppies!
Here’s hoping you will let us help spread the word about the silvers and hopefully, in my lifetime, will be able to stop fretting about the future of our beautiful Labrador Retrievers.
http://www.labraharvest.com (my labs)
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