No matter where I go people argue that my 7 month old chocolate Labrador is a cross - I can kind of see it ? Pointer in her possibly ? I’m not concerned If she’s mixed as such because I love her anyway, just curious to hear other opinions?
I've seen many labs that look like her. She doesn't have the blockiness of a "show lab" but the majority of BYB labs and some field lines seem to have very much this build and body type. Unless she looks a lot different from the side, I would not have questioned 100% lab.
I've had people ask me the same about our yellow lab. He is, without question, 100% lab, but comes from a kennel that was known for breeding dual-purpose labs. They'd been breeding for over 50 years, and didn't start breeding for the blockier body type that is now more prevalent.
Here’s a picture of Windy and my sons 9 mo. Chocolate, Rae. She is from a very reputable breeder and has the slim head/ body. A close friend has a $15k Black who is directly from National Champ field lines and she also has the slim head/ body and is an incredible athlete.