Selecting Better Pets
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Selecting Better Pets

After we started thinking more seriously about expanding our family, my husband brought up the idea of getting a pet or two. While I was completely against the concept at first, I realized that it might be helpful for our children to warm up to the idea before having another sibling. We got a dog and our kids were tasked with the job of feeding it every day and doing other tasks, and it was amazing to see how much the animal helped our family to grow. Pets can be a wonderful addition to a home, which is why I made this blog. Check out these fun pet posts.

Selecting Better Pets

About Silver Labs

Natalie Baker

If you are looking into getting a Labrador retriever, then you might be deciding whether you want a black Lab, a yellow Lab, or another kind of Labrador. However, something not a lot of people realize is that there are silver Labs. They aren't nearly as common as the other types of Labs, and it's possible you may have never seen one before. However, you'll definitely want to take some time to learn more about silver Labs before you make your decision because you may end up finding them to be the right choice for you. Here are some things you'll be interested in knowing about silver Labs.

Silver Labs act like other Labs

When it comes to the temperament and personality of a silver Lab, you'll be glad to know they are like other Labs. This means you can count on a silver Lab to also be highly intelligent, easily trainable, loving, eager to please, and energetic. If you already know you like the personality of Labs in general, then you'll know that you will like the personality of silver Labs as well.

Silver Labs are built like other Labs

While silver Labs will definitely stand out from other Labs, it won't be due to their size and build. The silver Labs have the same frame, size, and all-around build of any other type of Lab. In fact, in a darker room, you wouldn't be able to tell one color of Lab from another, and this includes the silver ones.

Two recessive genes cause the silver coloring

Two recessive genes are the cause for silver Labs having the striking bluish-silver coloring they have. The American Kennel Club categorizes the silver Labs as chocolate Labs. However, the fact that they don't have the standard chocolate coloring means they don't have the accepted color confirmation to be in pedigree dog shows. This doesn't stop them from maintaining their pedigree and being fantastic and exceptionally beautiful dogs! Silver Labs are also equally as reliable when it comes to performing the jobs Labrador retrievers do, such as acting as bird dogs.


If you are looking for a Labrador retriever dog and you like the idea of owning a unique and stunning one, then you should think about making a silver Lab the newest addition to your family. These dogs give you everything you would expect from any other Lab and so much more.

For more information, contact a resource like Dugger Mountain Labs.