Breed Information Centre

Retriever (Labrador)

Current Registration Colours

When searching for any puppy of a pedigree breed it is very important that you read the Breed Standard so that you are aware of the ideal picture of the breed. The only correct colours as listed in the Labrador Retriever Breed Standard are: wholly black, yellow or liver/chocolate. Yellows range from light cream to red fox. Small white spot on chest permissible. The above colours are the only ones listed in the Breed Standard. If a dog possesses a feature, characteristic or colour described as undesirable or highly undesirable it is strongly recommended that it should not be rewarded in the show ring. If you think you might be interested in showing your puppy, or you wish to maintain the colours which are considered by serious breed enthusiasts and the Kennel Club to be the correct ones, you will need to ensure you buy only a puppy of one of the correct colours listed above.

Black
Chocolate
Liver
Yellow
Colour Not Recognised By KC

Colour Not Recognised in the list above indicates that a colour is not correct as regards the Breed Standard for the breed. The Breed Standard describes the desired colours in the breed, and while other colours may exist, these are considered undesirable in this breed. Undesirable colours may have occurred due to out crossing, or should be avoided if they are known to indicate conditions which can be detrimental to health. It should be noted however that where a colour is known to be detrimental to health the Kennel Club will refuse registration.


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