What is a silver Lab dog?

What is a silver Lab dog? Silver Labradors are a relatively new color of Labrador Retriever that has become more popular in the last few decades. They can be identified by their lighter gray coat color that appears to be a shiny or almost “shimmery” silver.

Are silver Labs rare? They got popularity when a gun Magazine advertised a silver lab and this popularity is rising day by day. Still, they are one of the rarest breeds. That’s why silver labs are considered a premium breed.

How much is a silver Lab worth? While pure Chocolate Labs, Yellow Labs, and Black Labs from reputable breeders may cost anywhere from $500 to $1000, Silver Lab puppies typically sell for $800 to $1500.

Is there really a silver Labrador? Yes! Silver Labrador Retrievers are still a purebred dog, they come from two purebred Labrador Retriever parents. The American Kennel Club recently made the decision to allow Silver Lab owners to register their puppies as purebred.

What’s wrong with silver Labs?

Color dilution alopecia

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Specifically, it may be linked to a kind of hair loss. The problem is known as “color dilution alopecia” and is more common in dogs that have the color dilution gene, dogs like Weimaraners, and now, silver Labradors. It isn’t usually a life threatening condition, but it also isn’t curable.

Are silver Labs unhealthy?

What is this? Labradors are a robust breed, but they also have certain hereditary problems such as hip and elbow dysplasia. For the Silver Labrador, color dilution alopecia is also a concern. While not life-threatening, it can cause flaky skin and hair loss.

What color Labs make a silver Lab?

If a Chocolate Lab has two recessive genes, this dilutes the normally solid color into a lighter version. This produces a Silver Lab. Diluted Black Labs are called Charcoal Labradors and Yellow Labs are called Champagne Labradors.

What is the rarest Labrador color?

Silver Labrador

Silver Labradors are by far the rarest of all colors. These dogs are a light gray to blue color that looks silver in the sunlight. These Labradors are often mistaken for Weimaraner mixes because of their silver coat.

How do they get silver Labs?

Certainly today there are many breeders that have actively introduced the dilute recessive d gene into the blacks and yellows, resulting in three distinct colors of Labrador carrying the dilute recessive d gene: A diluted chocolate is known as a ‘Silver Labrador Retriever’.

What is the difference between a Weimaraner and a silver Lab?

The Weimaraner is larger than the silver lab in both height and weight. Additionally, the coat of the silver lab is much thicker than the coat of the Weimaraner. Finally, the silver lab is a rare type of Labrador Retriever, while the Weimaraner is a unique breed all on its own.

How big do silver Labs get?

A male Silver Lab can weigh up to 80 pounds and be as tall as 24.5 inches, while females will likely weigh up to 70 pounds and stand at 23.5 inches, give or take.

Can silver Labs be aggressive?

Because they are so good-natured, they can make great playmates for children and are very loyal to their family. They have been known to come to their owners rescue and are fearless. Labrador dogs are known for being one of the most gentle dogs and one of the least-aggressive dogs.

Are silver Labs easy to train?

The Silver Lab is a color variation of the Chocolate Lab. They have the exact same playful personality of standard Labs and make fantastic family dogs. This breed will love being the center of attention and even first time owners will be delighted with a lovable pooch that is quite easy to train and care for.

Do silver Labs bark a lot?

The answer to the question “do Labrador Retrievers bark a lot?” is an emphatic no. Generally speaking, Labrador Retrievers aren’t an especially “barky” breed of dog. Labs were bred to be gentle, easily socialized dogs. With the right training and reinforcement, Labrador Retriever barking is not a big issue.

What color Lab is the best?

When it comes to the best labrador colour, the general rule among the shooting fraternity is that black is good, yellow acceptable, but chocolate is strictly for the show bench. Black has always been the dominant colour in the shooting field and in trials.

DO Labs shed a lot?

There are quite a few breeds that are more likely to shed than others—and Labrador Retrievers near the top of the list. Because of their unique double coats, labs shed a lot throughout the year, and especially more so when the seasons begin to change.

Do Labradors smell?

The Labrador Retriever is one of the smellier breeds in the canine world. This is partly because a Labrador’s coat is double layer, thick and water-repellant. It can hold on to odors in a way that dogs with single layer coats typically won’t. However, not all people find the odor of a smelly Labrador unpleasant.

Do Labradors bite?

Labrador bites are not considered to be a common occurrence, because this breed is widely regarded as friendly, good-natured, and even-tempered. Generally speaking, that’s all true. Labradors are energetic and enthusiastic, as well as being loyal and friendly companions.

Is a Labrador a good first dog?

Labradors are playful and intelligent, with a warm, friendly temperament that makes them ideal for first-time owners. Labradors are easy-going, rewarding pets with high energy levels, meaning they love extra attention and exercise.

Can Labradors be left alone?

Labradors can be left alone for no more than 4 hours as they can have separation anxiety. Lab puppies should be left for even less – one hour for each month of age – again up to 4 hours. Labs should certainly not be left for 8 hours or all day as they’ll become destructive and anxious.

Which color Labrador is the smartest?

The short answer is no. A dog’s intelligence is based on breeding, not coat color. If people have been exposed to a gray matter-challenged dog of any color they tend to think that dogs of that particular color have less intelligence than those of other colors.