Some common mismarks in Labradors
I collect pictures of Lab mismarks.
These are some I have seen or have been sent photos of over
the years. All these dogs are purebred Labs and no there
is no paint or ink on these dogs.
A good link for learning more
about color genetics in Labs. Lab
and Tan / Brindling / Mosiac
- Black spots / Chimera / White
rings / White spots /
||This is a Chocolate & Tan
(look at the front legs)
|Another chocolate and tan sent to me
by the breeder (thanks Carla)
||This is a family portrait. The dog on
the far left is the father of the dog on the far right.
The dog on the left and the dog in the middle have the
same sire. Both of these dogs have tan points.
|Another adult Black & Tan.
||Thanks to Kirsten for this
picture of a puppy she produced.
|Another brindle (thanks
|The pictures above were generously
sent by Lisa.
|This dog has a black splotch on its hock.
The bottom of the tail also has a splotch due to the fact
that the two areas were next to each other in the womb.
Thanks to Kay for this picture
|A splash pup with tan. Both
parents were AKC Champion yellow Labs.
||This is a male
purebred with over 75% of his ear covered with black.
Thanks to Kelly for sending these pictures
This is the black spotted puppy
I produced in 1999.
Someone sent me a picture of their
own black spotted puppy. (thanks Mary) See it there on its neck?
Another black spot on a pup's head.
|Note the little beauty mark
on the side of this pup's face.
Thanks to Stacy for sharing this picture
Chimeras are formed from two separate fertiled
eggs that fused into one being. It is a form of mosiac. They
may or may not be fertile. Some feel that calico cats are
a form of chimera.
here for more unusual Lab markings and mismarks
PLEASE NOTE: None of these
markings makes a dog unfit as a beloved pet. By the same token,
no one should try to classify these markings as rare and charge
more for a puppy who has these markings. We get mail daily regarding
whether or not someone's dog might be mixed, but sold as purebred,
due to some of the markings on their dog. These pictures are
here for the sole purpose of education on what might occur on
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