There is no such thing as a Silver Labrador!
by Grace McDonald
(Redsky Kennels Perm Reg'd, Dugald, Manitoba, Canada)
I have bred 55 litters since 1965 and finished many championship, obedience degrees and field degrees.
My kennel name "Redsky" is permanently registered with the Canadian Kennel Club. I have judged obedience trials for 30 years.
Our breed goes back to the 1800's and the standard for the breed has always been the same, that is Retriever Labradors come in three colours, Black, Yellow, and Chocolate.
Never were there silver labs, never will there be silver labs.
We as breeders are dedicated to keeping our breed free of mixes , mongrels, cross breeds and mutts.
There is no such thing as a Labradoodle, it is a mix breed or a cross breed.
There is no such thing as a silver Lab it is likely a cross between a Weimeraner and perhaps a lab.
Keep it simple, a mix is a mix is a mix! A scam is a scam.
Even in this article it is mentioned they are rare therefore expensive! Mongrels are not rare and are available at your local shelter for $100.
A scam is a scam, whether is it creating mongrel crosses like supposed Labradoodles or supposed silver coloured labs.
A scam is a scam!!
I think that you will find that the article does not say that silver labs are rare and therefore expensive, in fact in says the exact opposite. What it in fact says, is that if you are offered a silver Lab as a rare and therefore expensive breed do not be fooled as this is simply not the truth.
As for the Labradoodle, they are becoming more and more popular by the day.
You are perfectly correct in the fact that they are not recognized as a breed on their own by kennel unions around the world. But that may change in the near future.