Shown below are our beautiful Chocolate and Silver (dilute chocolate) colored labradors. As with our whites we have repeated requests from our owners about the silver colored labradors. To meet those requests we have since added two silver colored females. All silver colored labradors are registered as chocolate.
Silver & Chocolate Coat Comparison
"Whiskey" - Champion Line Chocolate Male (Click on Picture for Pedigree)
Tucker - Male Labrador
BSK is very proud of our very own champion line chocolate females, "Brandy and Avery." Both of the beautiful Labs listed below are thedaughter of BSK's Champion Bloodline Labradors "Maggie" and "Whiskey." We are very proud of their superior pedigree. Brandy & Avery's lineage on Maggie's side includes Master Hunter "Boo's Black Boomerang"and Master Hunter "Mt McKinley's Mr Midnight" a seven time qualifier of the Master Nationals. One of only four dogs in history to achieve this distinction.
On Whiskey's side, Brandy & Avery's pedigree includes many Hall of Fame Retrievers and titled champions including Candlewood's Cash on the Line (QAA, 10 Derby Points, Qualifying 1,2,3,4, Open 4 JAM, Amateur 2, 3 JAMS). "Cash" is possibly the most beautiful chocolate field champion Lab in America and was featured on the cover of the November 2002 Special Anniversary Issue of the Retriever Journal. Theirlineage also includes 1996 FC-NFC Storm's Riptide Star.
"Brandy" - Champion Line Chocolate Female
"Avery" - Champion Line Chocolate Female
"Bella" Silver Labrador
"Dixie" - Silver Labrador
Luke - Silver Stud
Silver colored labradors or dilute chocolates are very beautiful and unique. When born they have ice blue eyes and then as they mature, their eyes turn a ghostly pale yellow. All silver or dilute chocolates are registered as chocolates.
AKC Stand on Silver colored Labradors
The following is the official position of the American Kennel Club "AKC" on the registry of silver labradors from Jack Norton, Special Services Department AKC 01/24/00.
"The registry of the American Kennel Club is based on parentage and not the coat of a member of any breed."
In 1987 the AKC, in cooperation with the Labrador Retriever Club of America, conducted an inquiry into the breeding of litters that contained members that were registered as silver. An AKC representative was sent to observe these dogs. The report and color photographs were reviewed by AKC staff and representatives of the Labrador Retriever Club of America. Both parties were satisfied that there was no reason to doubt that the dogs were not purebred Labrador Retrievers, however, they felt that the dogs were incorrectly registered as silver. Since the breed standard at the time described chocolate as ranging from sedge to chocolate, it was felt that the dogs could more accurately be described as a chocolate rather than silver. Written by Robert Young AKC 03/27/00. This remains the current policy of the American Kennel Club.
Bladen Springs Kennel produces top quality Chocolate, Yellow & Black Labradors!