Back To Basics: Information On Black
In the United States Labradors are one of the most popular and talked about
dogs. They are known for both for their easy going temperaments and their trainability. These
dogs are loveable, outgoing pets. There are several different variations of the Labrador.
Each variation results from either genetics or environmental changes. One of the main
variations is in color. This is a genetic variation. The Labrador can be one of three colors:
chocolate, yellow, or black. Have you ever wondered why there are different colored
labs? Do you want to learn more information on black Labradors, or chocolate Labradors, or
yellow Labradors? Read on to learn about the genetic aspects of the color variations. And
learn more about black Labradors also.
A Brief Lesson In Genetics
You should learn about how it is determined that Labradors will be black in
the first place before you learn any information on black Labradors. So exactly how do
Labradors get to be a certain color? Well, as previously stated, there are three phenotypes
(physical colors) that are acceptable for Labradors: black, yellow, and chocolate. However,
there are nine possible genotypes (genes combinations) that can result in these phenotypes.
It is important for breeders to know the genotype of their dog. This will tell them what the phenotype of the
puppy will be when they breed two dogs together.
Are you ready to learn more interesting information on black Labradors? Black
Labradors are usually solid black in color, although some black Labradors have a white spot on the chest or they
might have white hairs between the footpads and toes. It is interesting to note that there are more black
Labradors than either yellow Labradors or chocolate Labradors. Also, breeders prefer black Labradors. Because
black is the dominant color gene, black Labradors have come to be more common than either yellow Labradors or
chocolate Labradors. Thus, if a black Labrador carrying two dominant black genes is crossed
with a homogenic yellow dog or a homogenic chocolate dog, then the dominant black gene will overpower the other
One should first try to understand the genetic information on black Labradors when seeking
information on black Labradors. You will appreciate the beauty of this particular phenotype.
And you will never look at a black Labrador the same way again.