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    Please contact Michelle if you're interested in "Captain". --Karen

    I have a 6 mo. old male chocolate AKC Lab that I am looking for a GOOD home for. He is sweet and loves kids but I am unable to give him the attention he needs while my husband is deployed. So we have decided to give him to someone that will love, cherish and give him the training he needs. If you have any ideas on how to do this or know of someone interested in providing a loving family for Captain, please email me.

    Thank you,
    Michelle Lanfear
    michellelanfear@yahoo.com

  • #2
    the wife says maybe i sent you an email

    vince
    "If you are on a continuous search to be offended, you will always find what you are looking for; even when it isn't there."

    meet on face book here

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    • #3
      Here are a couple photos of Captain:





      Michelle said he loves to retrieve, knows sit & sometimes stay, vaccinations are up-to-date, and is pretty much housebroken. He's from White Country Kennels in Palmer. Please contact her if you're interested.


      Karen Wilson

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      • #4
        Ahhh....a silver lab. Very few of these in this state. For those that don't know ...a silver colorization is still a registered chocolate color according to AKC. The silver trait is affiliated with some chocolate lines due to breeding.
        I've only had three or four of these show up at my kennel. I didn't even know there was a place breeding silvers here in Alaska. Hmmm.
        Baron Rea
        www.wetlandretrievers.net

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Wetland Retrievers View Post
          Ahhh....a silver lab. Very few of these in this state. For those that don't know ...a silver colorization is still a registered chocolate color according to AKC. The silver trait is affiliated with some chocolate lines due to breeding.
          I've only had three or four of these show up at my kennel. I didn't even know there was a place breeding silvers here in Alaska. Hmmm.
          I would have bet on a Weimaraner if you hadn't said silver lab.
          Vegetables arenít food, vegetables are what food eats.

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          • #6
            one handsom lab

            I love silver labs. I already have choco chocolate lab and do not have the room for another dog but If I did I would drive to Fairbanks today to get this dog.
            you should not have a hard time getting rid of it.

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            • #7
              I have a beautiful 7 year old choc. at 140 pounds. He is the most well behaved dog that I have ever owned. He's great with everybody that come's around, and love's kids. My one problem with him is he turns my blue carpet brown. ( I thiught it was supposed to be the other way around, " You turn my brown eyes blue") E.S.

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              • #8
                wife wants to see the pup if you still have him... sent you a pm..thanks
                "If you are on a continuous search to be offended, you will always find what you are looking for; even when it isn't there."

                meet on face book here

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wetland Retrievers View Post
                  Ahhh....a silver lab. Very few of these in this state. For those that don't know ...a silver colorization is still a registered chocolate color according to AKC. The silver trait is affiliated with some chocolate lines due to breeding.

                  Kind of interesting how those "silver labs" showed up in certain kennels...

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                  • #10
                    I agree. The silver characteristic isn't a favored trait within the labrador retrievers "standard" breeding. It use to be rare. But like you say....some individuals have gone out of there way to purchase breeding lines that will produce this gene that will allow for the different color. Kinda the same thinking that produces those almost white colored labs as well. Keep breeding yellow to yellow and the darker yellow gene will eventually bleach itself out.
                    I personally still prefer the standard colors. Yet, white and silver labs are gaining in popularity.
                    Baron Rea
                    www.wetlandretrievers.net

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                    • #11
                      Baron, the breeder is located down your way, so you will probably be seeing lots more of them.
                      "It's the journey that's important, with experience and knowledge to be gained along the way, in the company of our faithful dogs and our good friends."
                      Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                      • #12
                        First of all, to clarify things -- I posted this pup as a "courtesy" to the owner & do not have him. Also, this morning I got an email saying Captain is in a new home on a trial basis.

                        There are a couple breeders in southcentral specializing in "silver" Labs & at least one breeder states they are rare. AKC doesn't recognize the color, but I've seen a couple that look a lot more like Weimaraners than Labs -- not just in color either. The 2 breeders that I know of advertise pups in the Anchorage & Fairbanks newspapers.

                        Karen

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                        • #13
                          Hey 3 CBR's, do your breed chessies? I will need another one in 2 or 3 years, my lab is 12 and my chessie is 8, so I am starting the process of finding a new pup for the near future.

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                          • #14
                            yukon,

                            Not very often -- have only had one litter & that was over 9 years ago. I did have Scooter bred last Jan., but it didn't work. They would've been nice, well bred pups too. Have 4 chessies now, but they're 8 months, 9 years, and 2 almost 14 years old. Send me a PM if you need some help looking for a pup though.

                            Karen Wilson

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                            • #15
                              My chessie is from Lakeshore Kennels in WS, she is from "Rocket". Great tempered dog, but she had to have a total hip replacement at 3 1/2. I know there are some great breeders in the Lower 48, I was thinking of getting one of Butch's dogs out of Northern Flight, but he has very limited breedings. I have heard of some good Alaska dogs but haven't yet talked to anyone that breeds them.

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