Dog of the Day: Ellie the Silver Labrador Retriever

I had a lot of trouble identifying this gal. Fortunately, her guardian was accommodating enough to tell me her name (Ellie) and breed: Labrador retriever. I never thought I’d have trouble identifying one of those, but she’s a special case: a ‘silver’ lab.

Now, I’d heard of them, but I’d heard they were just chocolate labs with some slight variation in color. That may be, but that minor variation makes them look REALLY different. Partly it’s because it’s a very distinctive color, and partly it’s the fact that the dog has very different shades in different places. Most pure labs are very uniform in color, but this gal had very different shades on her muzzle and other places. Funky! Pretty, too.

One more picture, complete with soft pretty lab-ear, after the break.

Funny, she looks all shy and nervous in this picture. She was hardly that, though.

Funny, she looks all shy and nervous in this picture. She was hardly that, though.

Yup, that's a Lab ear, all right. Cute and soft and eminently pettable.

Yup, that's a Lab ear, all right. Cute and soft and eminently pettable.

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