Field vs show Labrador

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Field vs show Labrador

Post by Vicki.C87 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:07 am

Hi,

I have a 13 week old female Labrador and was trying to figure out whether she is more of a "field" or "show" type. She is a pet and will not be used for either, I'm just interested in what she is likely to look like as an adult is all.

The thing is the info you read on the net is not very clear. Does anyone have a dummie's guide to telling the difference?

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Re: Field vs show Labrador

Post by JudyN » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:34 am

This may seem an obvious question, but do you know what her parents looked like?

If you wanted to post some pics of her, I'm sure we'd all be happy to give our expert opinions - such as 'gosh she's cute', 'adorable', etc. Someone may even be able to tell you what variety she is!
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Re: Field vs show Labrador

Post by Vicki.C87 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:40 am

Her Mum was very stocky and had short hair.

I would include an image of Rogue but have no idea as to how to do it!

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Re: Field vs show Labrador

Post by JudyN » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:04 pm

I've just nicked this from another post because I find it easier to do than explain:
one of the ways we post pictures here on the forum is by clicking the "Img" button, then go to the photo hosting site we have an account with such as Photobucket, then copy the "Direct Link" link, then pasting it between where it would say "", and click "Submit" in which you'll see your picture there. :D

OR,

You could scroll down under where it shows the "Save", "Preview", and "Submit" buttons to where it says "Options" and "Upload attachment" on the two tabs there and upload your picture(s). However, with this option, sometimes the other members can't see your picture(s), so it is best to use the first option, where you copy the direct link of your pictures and paste the direct link between "" that way everyone can see your pictures. :D
Hope that helps :D
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Re: Field vs show Labrador

Post by rachel540 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:14 pm

Yes would love pictures. I use photobucket and copy andd paste the IMG code.

A field/working lab is generally leaner with long legs and tons on energy. A show breed is as far as i know what is referred to as the breed standard, and stocky, broad square head and shorter legs. Please note stocky doesnt mean overweight :)

Our lab, Pepper, is a working pedigree lab. See pictures in link below to compare. Poor breeders do mix the different strands which can make it hard to identify and also effect hip scores, etc.

Im no expert tho, i am new to the lab world myself and im sure experts will be along
Pictures of Pepper viewtopic.php?f=31&t=14364

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Re: Field vs show Labrador

Post by Vicki.C87 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:35 pm

Ahhh Rogue's Mum had a very square 'blocky' head. She was also very stocky but as you say that is different to overweight. I didn't see her Dad but I do have his papers. Time will tell I suppose!

In the meantime here are some pictures.... if I have managed to use photobucket right!

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Re: Field vs show Labrador

Post by rachel540 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:49 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!! She's adorable :D what a cutie! Look at those chunky paws! Your making me broody for another one hehe. She's too young for me to tell she does have a nice broad head tho so maybe show? She's just gorgeous thats all i can say :D
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Re: Field vs show Labrador

Post by Vicki.C87 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:52 pm

Thanks :D she has got chunky paws...and lots of loose skin waiting to be grown into!

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Re: Field vs show Labrador

Post by JudyN » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:49 pm

What a pretty girl! A friend of mine has a 6-month-old working black lab and he is more 'leggy' than show labs - I couldn't say what yours is going to grow into, but she's 100% gorgeous!
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Re: Field vs show Labrador

Post by bendog » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:37 am

She is adorable! I wasn't much of a fan of labs (looks wise) until recently but they've really grown on me.

These are field labs (according to google!)
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And show lab
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You could look up the breeders suffix if they have one and find out which type they breed?

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Re: Field vs show Labrador

Post by Vicki.C87 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:10 am

Time will tell I suppose. At the moment she looks quite gangly but I think that is puppy growing...out then up then back out haha!

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Re: Field vs show Labrador

Post by Labsrule » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:04 pm

Hello, your puppy is beautiful. Do you have her pedigree papers? If so you should be able to work out if she is show bred or working or even a mixture of both. Show ancestors will have suffixes such as SH or CH and working ones will have a few FT CHs'.

I have one of each, both black. Good luck with your puppy, they grow so fast.

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Re: Field vs show Labrador

Post by easilyconfused » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:03 am

I breed working/field labs and have seen my fair share of lab puppies. She looks field to me.
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Re: Field vs show Labrador

Post by Vicki.C87 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:14 am

The more she grows the more I would say field too! :D

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