I'm a lab guy and I would like to hear from other lab guys. I've never based my dog on color of his coat. I go on a mission, study the litters, health clearances, and then go out there and make an informed decision. I've had four labs. Two yellow and two black. My next one could be any one of the three colors. Some people base their decision on the color of the coat. Some on the pedigree and health clearances, some on an impulse buy and others on the cost of the dog alone. I'm curious about what you do when it's time for another lab. What's your method? Is it pedigree? Color? Or maybe you don't care as long the price is right? Is the size of the dog a factor?