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- 26-09-2012: added page 'Silver' Labrador Secrets Revealed
- 19-09-2012: added page Who is Aragon-Silver von den Kronwinkler Labs?
- 17-09-2012: added page 20 years of LabradorNet History
- 9-09-2012: added page Council for Purebred Labrador Retrievers
- 7-09-2012: added page Analysis of the 'silver'Lab population
- 28-08-12: added page Silver, Charcoal and Champagne - The Dilution (dd) gene in Labs
- 15-01-12: added page Interbred Dogs in the History of the Labrador Retriever
- 30-11-11: added page Genetic Traits - They Move In Mysterious Ways
- 29-11-11: added page Ectopic Ureter Defect (Wet Puppy Syndrome) in Labrador Retrievers
- 23-07-11: added page Dogs Play Party (DDP).
- 22-07-11: added page Lungworms
- 12-04-09: added page The Age of the Labrador Compared To Human Years 
- 06-04-09: added first draft of International List of Labrador Retrievers (150,000 files). 
- 06-04-09: added page Why Should Bolo Pads Not Be Penalised.
- 05-04-09: added page List of Pedigree Names
- 11-03-09: updated page Eye Diseases and page Dwarfism
- 09-03-09: updated List of Well Known Kennels
- 08-03-09: updated LabradorNet Database.
- 06-02-09: added page The Shameful Years of Labrador Registration in the United Kingdom.
- 10-02-09: added page Breeders' Tools.
- 10-02-09: updated page Labrador News.
- 09-02-09: updated Labrador Statistics
- 09-02-09: added List of American Labradors (115,121 Labradors born between 1985 and 2008)
- 04-02-09: added page Diets For Special Health Needs.
- 03-02-09: added 170 files of individual Labs to LabradorNet database
- 01-02-09: added page Kennels & Breeders
- 31-01-09: added page Give canine phobias the lick
(Children's fear of dogs)
- 31-01-09: added page Labradors are Scavengers!
- 30-01-09: updated page Hip Dysplasia
- 30-01-09: updated page Labrador News.
- 30-01-09: added several pages to Health.
- 29-01-09: added page Labrador News.
- 28-01-09: added Choc History in Italian.
- 27-01-09: updated page Who Is Who.

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Last update September, 2012

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LabradorNet owner Jack Vanderwyk - 
expert on Labrador Retrievers
From Wikipedia (search term "Labrador Retriever"): 
Chocolate labradors
Jack Vanderwyk traces the origins of all Chocolate labradors listed on the LabradorNet database (some 34,000 labradors dogs of all shades) to eight original bloodlines. However the shade was not seen as a distinct colour 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.

The bloodlines as traced by Vanderwyk each lead back to three black labradors in the 1880s—Buccleuch Avon (m), and his sire and dam, Malmesbury Tramp (m), and Malmesbury June (f). Morningtown Tobla is also named as an important intermediary, and according to the studbook of Buccleuch Kennels, the chocolates in that kennel came through FTW Peter of Faskally (1908).

In German: 
Jack Vanderwyk verfolgt den Ursprung der schokoladebraunen Labradore die in der LabradorNet Datenbank (circa 34.000 Labradore aller Farben) zurück auf acht ursprüngliche Stammbäume. Wie dem auch sei, die Farbnuance wurde nicht als eigenständige Farbe angesehen, bis ins 20. Jahrhundert hinein. Vor dieser Zeit, laut Vanderwyk, können diese Tiere zwar zurückverfolgt werden, sie waren aber nicht registriert. Ein gewisser Grad an Kreuzungen mit Flat Coat Retriever und Chesapeak Bay Retriever Hunden wurde Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts dokumentiert, noch vor der Anerkennung. Schokoladenfarbige Labrador Retriever waren in den Zuchten vom Earl of Feversham und in der Zucht von Lady Ward of Chiltonfoliat Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts auch stark vertreten.

Der Stammbäume die von Vanderwyk zurückverfolgt wurden führen zu drei schwarzen Labradoren während den 1880er Jahren: Buccleuch Avon (männlich) und die von ihm gezeugten Malmesbury Tramp (männlich) und Malmesbury June (weiblich). Momingtown Tobla wird auch als wichtiger Bestandteil der Entwicklung der schokoladenbraun farbigen Labradore vom Stammbuch des Buccleuch Kennels genannt, die braunen Tiere dieses Zuchtverbandes kamen von Peter of Faskally (1908).


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