Nov 30, 2015 3:24 PM GMT
I'd have a hard time deciding between these little guys. I think I'd have to take them both.
Lumpyoatmeal saidA professional dog trainer told me that yellow labs had better personalities than black labs, or maybe it was the other way around. I kept my mouth shut; as far as I know genetics doesn't work that way. On the other hand I have heard from multiple people that chocolate labs are much more likely to be more hyper and take longer to settle down.
The real problems with black dogs is that they get hotter more quickly in the sun and they don't photograph well since their black fur messes up the camera's exposure system and obscures details.
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Lumpyoatmeal saidanotherphil said...
The thing about the black and yellow labs is that, as I was told, it's like Mendel's pea flower, if I remember my high school biology correctly. The black fur gene expresses itself if it's on either side of the gene chain. So if one parent has 1 black gene/allele/whateveritscalled and 1 yellow whateveritscalled then the parent will be black. If they mate with black dog, which has 1 of each, then 3/4s of the offspring will be black and 1/4 yellow. But the personality genes are coming from both parents and shouldn't be tied or affected by the fur color gene. And then a yellow lab female that I had raised had a litter where one of the puppies was a chocolate.
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Lumpyoatmeal saidAnd then a yellow lab female that I had raised had a litter where one of the puppies was a chocolate.
PulseFit saidLumpyoatmeal saidAnd then a yellow lab female that I had raised had a litter where one of the puppies was a chocolate.I didn't think that was possible!
I concur with what's been said about Chocolate labs, I have one and everyone says they are a bit more crazy, even vets.
pellaz saidyes; get both dogs+1
DefensiveEnd saidWhy settle for one or the other?+1
JonSpringon saidI'd let them both crawl all over me and lick my face...