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Q: black labs

March 21, 2009 | By Jamie W. | 12 answers | Expired: 2086 days ago

Ok I thought my puppy snuggins was a full blooded black lab not so sure now. He has shaggy hair not do black labs have shaggy hair or they smooth? Plus he hasn't grown into his skin for some reason. I just wonder if this is all side affects of having parvo when he was a couple months old. Now everyone has me really curious my oldest dog looks like a newf and they said she was a collie/lab mix I really don't care what breed they are they are all my babies and very spoiled downloaded some pictures sorry they are not the greatest but they was taken with my cell phone

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Nick & Ashlee K.
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Mar 22, 2009

my black lab is pure bred and she has somewhat of a wavy coat and we saw both of her parents. so you may have a pure bred. just as long as your dog is all one color, like all black without any areas of white, some labs can have smooth or wavy fur.

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Angel S.
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Mar 22, 2009

I have seen both smooth and wavy coated labs. Like you say though, they are your babies no matter what!!

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sydney h.
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Mar 22, 2009

yes, it is possible that you have a purebred lab because our purebred yellow lab has a very wavy coat.

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Dennis S.
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Mar 22, 2009

If it is important to you, they now do DNA tests on dogs to determine the breed(s). Figure about $100.00 for the tests.

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Jean S.
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Mar 22, 2009

We have a blacklab/german shephard that has the longer wavy coat. So we were told he is blk lab/g.shep....he looks like another breed maybe newfy. We were at the shelter welcoming zootoo and so many people came up to me asking if he were a newfy.... I love my dog no matter what he is...but I am curious sometimes.

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Lexi1234
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Mar 22, 2009

Your dog might not be all lab. One of my friends dogs DJ isn't all Border Collie he's also a german shepard.

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Pia S.
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Mar 22, 2009

Did you purchase the dog from a breeder of Labs? No, obviously he isn't a purebred. Dogs do take time to grow "into their skin" as you say. So long as you love him, I assume it doesn't matter what he is.

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Dogpoop2009
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Mar 22, 2009

post a picture so we can see
Newf pup might be a possibility

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Ethel02
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Mar 22, 2009

The american black lab sometimes has longer hair and is thinner & has smaller bones, my sister-in-law has one I have an english one & they don't even look like the same breed

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Joyce
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Mar 22, 2009

My lab has longer hair around her shoulders, but it's short hair. Do you have a picture?

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