i have a brindle lab...she is 10 weeks old and i have papers for her. people keep telling me that there is no such thing, but the vet says otherwise. anyone know of any documentation that i can show to prove that a brindle lab exists? thanks.
What club is she registered with? I have personally never heard of a brindle lab and if I am not mistaken the AKC considers this a default. If you have any pics I would love to see them. But as long as you love her it doesnt matter!
she has her akc papers...and she is actually registered as a black lab because her nose is black....but you are right i love her to death and dont care about what others think...just would like to have something written besides her papers....visit her link!!!! http://www.dogster.com/dog_page.php?j=t&i=38613
O wow she is sooooo cute, just had to say that. My dad has a black lab, its so funny how big their feet are when they're young. Our lab pup liked to chew alot (what pup doesn't) but she was def. a big chewer. Our weimerener pup seemed to like to chew alot too (o she chewed on everything- the walls, sideboards, shoes, socks,...etc). They were the worse chewers we ever had, though, but when they outgrew it, they were great to have around- part of the family. Good luck w/ your pup, she is a cutie. Our lab is a great kids dog, she loves my niece to the max. She follows her around and helps her get into trouble. Labs seem to def be kid dogs. And she is def. a clown:-) Anyways, sorry for the long post, but she is cute:-) I've never seen a brindle lab. Or heard of one.
Brindling in all breeds of dogs is a dominant trait, not a recessive trait. That means that in order for your dog to be brindled, one of its parents *had* to be brindle. I suspect that there was a fox in the henhouse when your dog's mother went into heat, probably a boxer. For some reason your dog's face just has a hint of boxer about it. Since it is possible for 1 litter of puppies to have 2 sires (or more) I suspect this is what happened if one of the parents isn't brindle. A DNA check on your dog could check to see if it is pure lab.
As she said, the dog is registered as black. If the breeder sent in the litter registration and had all the puppies (even the brindle ones) listed as being black, even though they weren't, the AKC doesn't check up on that, it gives the breeder the benefit of a doubt. I have heard of some breeders that have had an accidental breeding between their female that went into heat and the male they wanted to breed it to, and then another adventurous male that broke out of the pen to get to her, or maybe a young male that reached puberty earlier than expected. Disreputable breeders would put the male they wanted to be the litter's sire on the registration sire, even though they wren't sure if some of the puppies were sired by another dog. As I said, I know for certain that brindling in dogs is dominant. So if that puppies mother and father are plain old black labs, there is no way that those dogs are it's actual parents. Obviously the mother is, but not the father. ONly a DNA check would show for sure.
Actually I've been thinking about it, and there is a such a coloration as a 'black brindle'. This is a black dog with the brindling gene. One of the puppies parents coloration would look vaguely mottled. Your dog is a reddish/brown color with the brindling. What color were the parents? Was one chocolate (there's no *way* that dog could be a brindle) and one black? Or were both black? Here's a link to a black brindle akita http://cajunthunder.homestead.com/files/Spenser1.jpg Most other breedsthat have brindling have black brindles but I coudlnt' find any clear pictures. As you can see there's no evidence of clear and distinct stripes, but his fur looks slightly greyish in areas. Would you be willing to post your dog's registration number so I can look up his pedigree online? Honestly all of this speculation is just that, speculation. A DNA test would prove whether or not your dog is really a purebred lab (regardless of registration papers).