Working line or show Labrador?

(30 Posts)
Hazza000 Sun 03-Nov-19 19:36:59

Any Labrador connoisseurs out there? We got our lab age 9 months he is now two he is a great dog. However because he was a rescue we have no idea of his heritage. He looks from working lines to me but a friend is convinced he has some show in him. Naturally this is simply out of curiosity as he is our dog and fabulous I'm just curious.

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Jouska Sun 03-Nov-19 19:42:30

Looks fab to me smile

He does not have a lot of show dog in him. He is tall and lovely long front legs (from the photo) a beautiful long back. Have you any pictures of him standing.

He looks amazing and a very handsome dog - I prefer working any day

wendywoopywoo222 Sun 03-Nov-19 19:52:23

Gosh he is handsome. I've had both and would say he's a working lab.

fivedogstofeed Sun 03-Nov-19 20:12:02

He's gorgeous smile
I would say working type.

Wolfiefan Sun 03-Nov-19 20:13:16

Can’t you figure out where he came from via the microchip? Would be lovely to know. He could have siblings near you!

Hazza000 Sun 03-Nov-19 20:13:40

Pics of him standing

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DramaAlpaca Sun 03-Nov-19 20:14:26

I'd also say working type. He's lovely. I do love working dogs.


Hazza000 Sun 03-Nov-19 20:15:55

@Wolfiefan we adopted him from his first owner who we are no longer in touch with one parent was kc reg but not the other I really wish I had asked more questions when we got him 🥴

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TabithasMumCaroline Sun 03-Nov-19 20:16:56

I have one of each (show has impressive line). Your handsome boy is very like our handsome working boy, and nothing like the shape of our show lab.

Wolfiefan Sun 03-Nov-19 20:18:12

He’s lovely. Doubt anyone with a proper show lab would cross with a non KC reg lab though. Hope you have lots and lots of happy years with him.

TabithasMumCaroline Sun 03-Nov-19 20:19:03

Ours are knocking on a bit (13 and 14) our working dog thinks he’s six, whereas show is about 110 with arthritis and all sorts. I’d be crossing my fingers for a good healthy long lasting working lineage. 😬

Hazza000 Sun 03-Nov-19 20:19:39

I think working too. Thanks for all your comments. He's rubbish at giving the ball back though 😂

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RickOShay Sun 03-Nov-19 20:23:15

He looks very much like my working lab. He’s also rubbish at giving back balls grin, and he’s 11 but also thinks he’s 6!

RickOShay Sun 03-Nov-19 20:24:48

Here’s a pic

TabithasMumCaroline Sun 03-Nov-19 20:25:36

Hahaha my working chap keeps all the balls. Show dog bloody gives them to him without a fight. Always has. grin

Jouska Sun 03-Nov-19 20:32:31

Yep definitely working from the standing photo . Stunning looking dog - enjoy him.

Clever dog to keep his balls smile

Youonlyhadonejob Sun 03-Nov-19 21:07:42

Can I post a shameless pic of our new boy that we re homed a couple of months ago I reckon he's working line but would be good to get others opinions

GreenJumperDay Sun 03-Nov-19 21:26:00

He's lovely op
Here's my boy, he's 9 months old, they are lovely dogs. All 38kg of him tries to sit on my lap💕

Gingerninja4 Mon 04-Nov-19 02:23:31


Yours I would say working lab as well .

I have a show lab and he is thicker set head more blocky as well

But my show lab walks about 20 miles a day sometimes more quite easily and does obedience as well. Which throws people as they tend think show land lazier (he is chilled at home though

Gingerninja4 Mon 04-Nov-19 02:31:38

My boy we joke about his lion mane ruff .His hair is also had longer as you can see on his belly .He is also smart can pick things up I drop and get me stuff if told .Though much to his disgust he can not open the fridge
Yes that is a slip lead before anyone comments but not used for pulling or cobtroll etc (he walks fine on lead no pulling at all is just for ease of me getting his lead on and of as am disabled .If told head he knows to stick it into the loop

adaline Mon 04-Nov-19 07:04:56

I would say working type.

He's absolutely gorgeous - I think working labs are much more handsome (and healthy) than show types.

RickOShay Mon 04-Nov-19 07:07:47

All these lovely dogsgrin
Best dogs in the world.

VisionQuest Mon 04-Nov-19 08:15:00

He's got a show head and worker body so probably a bit of both!

VisionQuest Mon 04-Nov-19 08:16:09

The yellow one up thread - definitely working

gonewiththerain Mon 04-Nov-19 08:19:36

But I have a father and son both from working stock. The father is big built and the son slight

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