Jack Vanderwyk traces the origins of all chocolate Labradors listed on the
LabradorNet database (some 34,000 Labrador dogs of all shades) to eight original
bloodlines. However, the shade was not seen as a distinct color until the 20th century,
before then according to Vanderwyk, such dogs can be traced but were not registered.
A degree of crossbreeding with Flatcoat or Chesapeake Bay retrievers was also documented
in the early 20th century, prior to recognition.
Chocolate Labradors were also well established in the early 20th century at the kennels
of the Earl of Feversham, and Lady Ward of Chiltonfoliat. Enjoy our section for Chocolate Labrador Retriever Gifts Merchandise Products Collectibles.