Lab color's

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  1. RXHzfx

    RXHzfx Senior Refuge Member

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    So statistically speaking black and yellow have more ability? As in they've always placed higher over the years? And I'm asking serious, not being a smarty pants...
     
  2. ABREOJOS

    ABREOJOS Elite Refuge Member

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    There are some great Chocolates but their numbers are few. Here is a break down of the entrants in last weekends trials. The number of trials is low this time of year but should be representative.
    Black Labs 244
    Yellow Labs 44
    Chocolate Labs 2
    Chessies 2
    Goldens 17
     
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  3. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    I prefer a darker yellow lab over anything else. That's purely just a look I like. Blacks to me are too common and "boring" looking. Like I said, that's just my opinion.
     
  4. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Our first dog is a chocolate. The wife wanted a chocolate and there was no talking her out of it. It took me nearly a year to find a litter with hunting background I liked. Our old girl was out of Tick. Got a black lab now, they are much easier to find. Yellow are just difficult to hide in what I hunt.
     
  5. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    To me a yellow is the easiest dog to hide. A dark yellow dog is damn near the color of cattails and grass. They just seem to disappear into more backgrounds. Then again, if you were hunting timber I girssva black dog would blend in best?
     
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  6. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    No cattails here and not a lot of grass. Dark marsh plants and trees. When I am in the grass I want my dog to stand out because I am upland hunting.
     
  7. West Sider

    West Sider Senior Refuge Member

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    My last lab was a chocolate from a chocolate breeeder with candlewood genes. Had no drive. Great dog.

    My new dog, a black, and has more drive than I could ask for. Not just drive but is very smart and loves to train.

    For me, black is where it's at for a lot of the same reasons as said above. But... her dad is a yellow grand national. So who knows. Lol
     

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    HarryWilliams Elite Refuge Member

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    What's a "grand national"? HPW
     
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    What is a 1980s car made by Buick, for $1000, Alex? :dv
     
  10. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member

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    Always heard chocolates were more stubborn, but I think it's preference...

    That being said, my fox red is hands down the best dog I have ever owned. Everyone in my family also thinks so. He has zero givea**** factor, except for retrieving stuff. I will miss him sorely when it is his time to go, and I already know I cannot replace him. He is out of Duck Hills kennels.
     

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