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- THE DILUTE GENE IN LABRADOR RETRIEVERS - HEALTH PROBLEMS AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS
- DILUTE BREEDERS AND THE NUVET KICKBACK SCHEME
- Labrador Quiz - Find the "Lab" with the AKC pedigree
- Council for Purebred Labrador Retrievers -- A Shady Bunch
- The DNA test for the "dilute" (dd) locus - How new is it?
- So You Want To Buy A Silver, Charcoal or Champagne Labrador?
- Labrador Clubs & Kennel Clubs: Beware!
- Very rare! Beautiful Silver, Charcoal and Champagne Labrador puppies!
- American Labrador Retriever -- A New Breed?
- Stance of some KCs and LRCs on the "silver" controversy
Just Say No To Silvers
Monthly Archives: October 2014
You might be wondering why so many breeders of dilute “Labradors” – “silver”, “charcoal”, “champagne” – advertise NuVet Plus food supplements. The answer is: it’s a clever kickback scheme. A money-making scheme. And very, very unethical, if the use of … Continue reading
The future looked so bright. Their business plan looked promising. You buy a couple of silver bitches, have them mated by a silver stud, wait for nine weeks, and Bob’s your uncle. No experience or skills needed. The target … Continue reading
October 21, 2014. Location: The Thistle Hotel, Penny Lane Haydock, Merseyside. Occasion: Kennel Club Question Time, meaning to involve people with The Kennel Club. “It is also an ideal opportunity to meet the senior management of the Kennel Club and to understand when … Continue reading
This is the October 2014 map of 403 dilute breeders in the United States of America. Most of them advertise their dilutes as “AKC registered purebred silver and charcoal Labradors”. The most worrying part is that the American Kennel Club … Continue reading
They do exist: people who bitterly regret their decision to start breeding “silver Labradors”. Should we expose them? Yes, for various reasons. Should we listen to what they have to say? Absolutely, because others could learn from it. We could … Continue reading
If you plan to acquire a purebred Labrador Retriever, there are some facts to consider. A “silver”, “charcoal” or “champagne” “Labrador” is not a purebred Labrador. Labradors only come in wholly black, yellow or liver/chocolate. Yellows range from light cream to … Continue reading