Hi guys, recently got a Labrador puppy she is now nearly 7 months old but keep getting questioned as to whether she is a full lab? Her mum is meant to be pedigree and we never got to see her dad. Any help or advice appreciated!
Really, the only sure way to know that she's all Labrador, is with the KC paperwork. That said, there is a huge variety in Labradors, with the general differences being the stockiest of the show side and the finest of the working side, and then everything inbetween. The important thing is that she's a good companion, which she obviously is.
Before you buy a purebred pet, you should know that only an expert and a DNA test can accurately identify - purebred or mixed blood dogs. It is not necessary to do this if the dog is a pedigree, but what if it is purchased without documentation? Or accidentally crashed into the house? There are several criteria under which it is possible, albeit roughly, to understand how to identify dog breeds.
I’m not convinced DNA tests are accurate unless it’s to verify parentage and you have samples of DNA from potential parents. A friend of mine in my dog training club has a rescue, she did a DNA test, just out of curiosity. He was identified as 100%....Dalmatian! We have two dally breeders in our group, who were gobsmacked. Part dally, maybe, but not 100% 🤣🤣
The problem with DNA testing for breed is that all dogs originated from the same thing. Before breeders started forming the breeds dogs mated at will. There is no such thing as 100% pure because dogs were around for thousands of years before humans took a hand in their breeding. To me the DNA tests for breed are a complete waste of money.