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    Golden lab?

    Its either a "yellow lab" or a "golden retriever". There is no "golden lab". I see this way too often. Most times its a labrador of the yellow coat coloring, sometimes it looks like a golden retriever and I don't know if its a mix with lab. People need to stop mixing breed names. Maybe we should go back to using Russian Retriever as the name for a golden retriever.
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    I believe it's a "designer" breed name. golden/lab mixes are very popular here.
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    not always, there are a lot of people who think that Yellow labs are actually callled "Golden labs". thats the problem, Golden/lab mixes are called "Golden Labs", however purebred Yellow labs are also often refered to as "Golden Labs".
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    Given the popularity of both breeds, I am not surprised there are many mixes between the two, accidental and not. But also, some people don't know that every color from white to red is officially a "Yellow" Lab, so may call a darker Lab a golden lab.

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    well intentional or not - designer breed or not -
    a Golden Lab can be exactly what it is said to be. A golden retriever/labrador retriever mix. And in that case, the person would be right in saying they have a Golden Lab MIX...
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    I thought a golden lab was a golden retriever/labrador retriever mix!
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