Why are people interested in Silver labs or any non-akc recognized color? The few Silvers I've seen seemed like ok dogs but their coats were odd. All undercoat no guard hair. They honestly look like Weimeraner (sp) even in their build. I'm trying to equate this with the popularity of chocolates and that I believe that color doesn't matter but I just cringe when I see Lab puppies advertised as white, fox red, silver with no regard for talent.
I thought the poster on the "chocolate pup" tread that mentioned doing research into his dog for no other reason than to see if there were any negative traits with silver was interesting and good that someone is researching.
It may be what I'm used to and these colors preferences are the same as me prefering Yellow Labs (carmel with black noses and eyeliner, brown eyes) because of one I had for 14 years.
Can anyone explain why someone would breed these unrecognized colors on purpose? Wetlands Retrievers, do you see any difference in temperment when training them?