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Old 09-25-2011, 01:27 PM
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In love WindyCanyon dogs, especially "Sam"......
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:33 PM
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I think there are some Lab breeders that DO have overweight dogs, but most of them have a lot of bone and if you put your hands on them they really aren't that fat. I don't think you can judge by a picture if the dog is overweight or not, you really have to get your hands on them.
This is true--a lot of it really is fur too--bench labs do tend to have much more coat than field or pet bred labs. Jack is kept lean, but he has a lot of coat and I swear it adds 5 lbs visually to his frame. Also they are a breed with a lot of skin--that sounds weird and it's hard to describe but it's true. You do really have to get your hands on the dogs to know what their physique is like. Now once you do some of them are definitely fat, but yeah it is hard to tell from a pic.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:48 PM
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I love Sam as well... he is just gorgeous!! I'm growing more and more in love with Chocolates these days... <3
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:35 PM
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I love Sam as well... he is just gorgeous!! I'm growing more and more in love with Chocolates these days... <3
You know I was really never that into chocolates until I got one. I was planning on Jack being black, but I preferred his personality to those of the black males in the litter. I do prefer the very dark chocolates though--the darker the better.
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Lots of gorgeous dogs in this thread! Salty is just GORGEOUS. Nice to hear someone has experience with the Kelrobin dogs - I really, really like them. I think I'm going to email the breeder soon and just make contact and see if they have any litters planned for next year.

I think type wise, I like the Mardas type the best.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:30 PM
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Man, i posted lots in your other thread but I don't remember the breeders. LOL

I *LOVE* windy canyon though!! If only I was ready for a puppy I'd love to have a puppy out of Mata. The breeding sounds like my ideal size and type. <3
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I actually like the weedy/houndy look. *shrug*
Me too! I really like field labs the best. There's a lab at our dog park who isn't 'fat' but he's just... big. And personally I don't like it as much. He's still an awesome dog though
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This thread has me sort of wanting a Lab again. O_o Virgo was more along the Holton/Whitmore type and I would love to have another one that looked like her.
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Finn is just too massive for me, fat or not. Too much bone, while being too short, and probably a bit fat, and, or, with very loose skin (particularly in their females). He looks more like a Rottweiler or short haired Newf to me. Even if its not fat, its important that an actual working retriever not be too ponderous. They need to negotiate fallen logs, holes, banks, shallow water, etc.

Some of the Kelrobin dogs look ok (too big for me, but not insane) but others seem to embrace the fat English Lab stereotype (Oliver...). Most of the Mardas types shown are a bit more moderate then those.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:35 PM
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I personally prefer the more moderate and less-bone Labs myself, but since the OP was asking for more Bench-style Labs I figured I'd give some examples of those. (I do agree that Finn is a bit too much for me personally, still gorgeous to me though!)

I don't know if I could get used to a Lab with more bone, just because I'm so used to Harleigh's thinness.
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