Seeing Red - For the Sporting Dog Lovers - A Question
Abby Lab's fur glows bright red there when the sun hits it. She is a Lab mix, not purebred. Since she was dumped at a high kill shelter with no information other than her birth date, I'm not sure what she is mixed with. But as she had multiple litters of puppies and was not spayed when dumped (just heartworm positive), I imagine she was bred with a purebred retriever of some sort so the puppies could command a higher price.
She's 72 pounds and her legs, though long, aren't as long as other Labs I have owned. She has a true retriever stance (and readily points at rabbits and food) but has hair that is a bit little bit longer than normal, and it's REALLY super soft and shiny. Her tail is also bushier, though it has the "beaver tail" shape to it typical to the Labs.
Her jaw also has a shape that's not typical lab, being a little fuller in the jowls.
And there's the bright red undercoat.
What do you think? Flat Coated Retriever? Irish Setter? Angry Bird?