i have a brindle lab who came from 2 so;id black lab i have talked to 2 diffrent breeders of labs and this is an actual breed. she is wprth up to 13oo dollars. so those of you who r skeptical of these dogs being purebreds they are.
Brindle is a fade gene. If there is brown <chocolate> lab and black lab, the genes mixed, there is an off chance a brindle can spring forth. Brindle is only a color, not a seperate issue with breed. I have a silver brindle standard poodle. It was the only one born to this very reputable kennel in 23 years of breeding. All of his brothers and sisters are silver. He just came out a fluke genetic color.
Hokay, just because some funky color shows up in a litter doesn't make it worth more, its just some sort of throwback, not something to be all pleased and happy and charge big bucks for.
Reminds of the guy who bred Weims to labs to transfer the grey ghost coloring over. He's since developed a line that looks all lab but with this funky weim color-it still doesn't make them purebred labs--
the labrador retriever is an actual breed.. if your dog came from purebred lab parents, that doesn't make his abnormal coloration (andt hat's what it is) a different breed, it's just a mismark. If your dog hunts like a champ, good for him. If he's a great family pet, even better. But a dog is not worth significantly more money simply because it is of a certain color, especially when that color is not an accepted color in the breed standard. any colors other than chocolate, yellow and black are disqualified.
Minniyar....I think you need to come here and explain that to the people who are selling puppies that are a "rare" color for thousands in the paper...just insane. I'll take the normal color for less than 1/2 that price thanks. Someone was selling "blue" GSDs for ALOT of money. At first I thought she was being truthful when she told me it was just a rare color that people wanted. I checked at AKC though and found out it's a fault. So, I passed and tried to tell her too...she disagreed though. Oh well.
I don't know about your brindle lab, but I know in other breeds the recessive colors can also be accompanied by other health issues. Every so often we get a "white" doberman come through the rescue...they are albino and have many skin and other health issues.
Brindle can happen in labs, sure. From the photos I have seen most brindle labs appear to be black and tan + brindle. Considering tha tblack an tan is recessive and brindle is covered by black, this makes a lot of sense that it only pops up now and thenw hen all of hte conditions are right.
Its not special, sorry, it just happens.
And the brindle poodle thing I was talking with some afghan breeders about brindle poodles. It seems at some point in the early 1900's there was a bit of poodle and afghan mixing for some bone structure issues. Anyway, its thought by my breed that it introduced our recessive brindle gene (we have a regular one and a recessive one and we have them DNA typed). Recessive brindle afghans are very very lightly brindled and it tends to just create an optic fade. I wonder if that might be what you are actually seeing, but thats another long complicated question in itself.
So can any breed have a brindle color mix? My Golden just had puppies, and 3 are brindle but I think the daddy is a Lab. If it was not a brindle lab or any other brindle dog, could my Golder still have Brindle pups? I'm just trying to figure out what type of dog is the other half.