Silver Lab vs Weimaraner?

Is a silver Lab just a Weimaraner?

Using parentage testing, it cannot conclusively be proven that silver Labradors are not purebred dogs or are crossed with Weimaraners. The Labrador Retriever breed does not carry the dilute gene dd that appears universally in the Weimaraner and is responsible for silver color.

What is the difference between a Weimaraner and a silver Lab?

The Weimaraner has the same gray coat as the silver Lab, but these two dogs are entirely different breeds. While many dogs are still used for hunting, the Weimaraner enjoys family life above all else. … Like the Labrador Retriever, the Weimaraner gets its distinctive coat from the dilute gene.

Why are silver Labs controversial?

The controversy surrounding the origins of the color, with the possibility of Weimaraner genes having been introduced angers them. And if true, it does go against the breed standard so they’d be right to be angry. But breeders of the Silver Labrador argue that it is a pure bred Labrador.

Are silver labs more aggressive?

Silver Labradors are very active dogs who are best suited to an active family. They are also gentle, adaptable and sociable, which is what makes the Labrador breed so popular. … Labrador dogs are known for being one of the most gentle dogs and one of the least-aggressive dogs.