non-traditional Labrador retriever colors are becoming more popular

 These dogs have faded coats or traditional colors. Charcoal, silver, champagne, and white Labs have appeared.

They appeal to dog-loving Americans who want something new and different,

frustrate Lab owners and trainers who don't approve of the breeding decisions that produce these coat colors. 

Where did these new colors come from? Do they cause health issues? 

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Will “designer” Labs replace black, chocolate, and yellow as breed standards? 

he different Labrador retriever colors are explained here.

A yellow Lab rests with her black puppies. It may seem simple, but Labrador retriever coat colors depend on genetics and variation.