My name is Diane B. and I also have a lab-chow mix that looks EXACTLY like your gorgeous Tippi. My "beautiful girl" is Bella Chica and she is 3 years old. I adopted her from a shelter when she was 10 weeks old...and she was a little black furball. Today, she is about 65 lbs. and her fur glistens just like Tippi's. She loves anything to do with water, she is a bit of a picky eater, quite intelligent, and she is a loyal and loving companion. I would love to send you some pics of her so that you can see how much they look alike!!
Tippi is a beautiful girl...may she be blessed with many happy, healthy years with you.