Just Labs

Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by MJ, Aug 8, 2019.

what color and why

  1. yellow

    17 vote(s)
    23.6%
  2. chocolate

    7 vote(s)
    9.7%
  3. black

    27 vote(s)
    37.5%
  4. pedigree and health clearances (any color)

    21 vote(s)
    29.2%
  5. Cost of pup only

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. callinfowl

    callinfowl Calling forum Moderator

    Messages:
    28,382
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2004
    Location:
    NORKAL
    Edited, so you can remove your likes if you're interested.
    Labs stink!
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2019
  2. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    16,208
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2002
    Location:
    Mobile Delta
    yea, it does... chocolates have been inbred so extensively in puppy mills (because that is the color most in demand for suburban lab “pets”) that their genetics predispose them to being dumb... of course that can be mitigated by spending a lot of money on a dog where progeny can be provably traced for multiple generations, but you really take your chances with a “backyard” breeder as @Native NV Ducker says.

    Go to an AKC Hunt Test. There is a reason at least 90% of the dogs are black or yellow.
     
    Bigshot75 likes this.
  3. callinfowl

    callinfowl Calling forum Moderator

    Messages:
    28,382
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2004
    Location:
    NORKAL
    You take your chances with any breeding, good breeding just up's the odd's that you will get a good one. I've seen some amazing chocolates and some that were insane, then again I've also seen a lot of insane blacks and yellows, the only real colors a lab comes in. I laugh at this silver and fox red s***. My wife wants a chocolate lab next......nope, we are getting a black or yellow dog just because I don't really care for the looks of the brown dogs. But in all honesty if the dog had great lines and I got to hang out with both the momma/bitch and poppa/sire dog for a day to check them out, I'd get a brown dog if I liked what I saw.
     
  4. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    10,194
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2002
    Location:
    Klondike, Louisiana
    All else being equal, I prefer the utility of "deadgrass":
    028_2a.jpg

    But the best thing about it is that it comes in Chesapeake.
     
    Brottboss, MJ and seiowa like this.
  5. seiowa

    seiowa Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    3,308
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Location:
    Iowa
    I was going to make a comment on a real “brown dog” but looks like you got it covered ;)
     
  6. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    10,194
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2002
    Location:
    Klondike, Louisiana
    Big difference between a "brown dog" and a flavored one.
     
    Brottboss likes this.
  7. riverrat47

    riverrat47 Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    1,745
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Location:
    nw illinois
    I've had only Yellows. Man, do they shed!!!! I know I didn't install shag carpeting, but I've sure got it. I've gone thru 3-4 vacuum cleaners, none seem to be able to keep up with my dogs. I can vacuum daily and still find a ton of dog hair. Oh, and dark clothing is pretty much out of the question.
     
    Vammy likes this.
  8. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    10,194
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2002
    Location:
    Klondike, Louisiana
    Casual observation from out here in the cheap seats has me thinking that whoever it was who opined that yellows have more undercoat than the other flavors was generally right.
     
  9. MJ

    MJ Administrator Moderator

    Messages:
    5,651
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    Location:
    Northern NV
    My black lab passed away quite awhile back. I recently replaced all of the flooring in my house. Yet I still find black lab hair on the floor. And every time I do, I just smile and give a nod to Tucker.

    Dog hair in the butter dish comes with the territory when they live in the house. I have accepted that.
     
  10. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    17,626
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2015
    Location:
    HSV, Alabama
    I didn't know they were a rage... My fox red is getting old. If they are the new rage, that means my next one will be twice as high as it should. That sucks.

    I chose mine based off a recommendation from my FIL. A guy he knows was getting reject service dogs from the military. I told him I wanted a more laid back dog. He showed me a fox red from Duck Hills who took pretty well to me, and I handed him $300. When I get another dog (I don't know that I'll do it for a while after mine passes), it will be from the same breeder, so long as it's still running.
     
  11. Il. MudDuk

    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    7,072
    Joined:
    May 17, 2002
    Location:
    Southwestern Illinois, U.S.A.
    Yellow dogs get my vote.
    Best damn dog I've ever had. She can hear the ducks coming for miles

    20180812_162822.jpg
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice