Yellow Labrador Owners - What color are your dog's foot pads?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by wordgirl, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    I have a purebred yellow labrador retriever who is about eight months old. When he was little, his paw-pads were black. Maybe not coal-black, but they were definitely dark. Now, his paw pads are a pinkish, neutral color that sort of matches his hair color. Well, not the same color as the hair, but it's not a contrasting color.

    Are your lab's paws this way? I guess I had expected them to stay dark. Or something...not really this color. His eye rims are dark brown, near black, and his nose is black, though a little bit on the top of it has turned lighter during the winter.
     
  2. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Dog thought I was going after her nails [​IMG]

    They are a light beige color, and reddish pink in the creases. However, she's a Dudley...everything on her is pink [​IMG]
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Mine's a mix, but mostly yellow Lab.
    His nose is pink and his paw pads are kinda neutral color - beige I guess. The skin on his belly seems to kinda change color. It was really pink looking when we got him, but now it's not so bright. Not sure if it was because of the change in diet (from Pedigree to raw diet) or what.
     
  4. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sam has beige feet and a pink nose and a pink tummy. He's getting old though and has a white ruff. Best dog we ever had. He is definitely the alpha animal on the place. Had to neuter our Chug cause the lab was gonna kill the little beastie if he didn't accept 2nd place. Now we have peace and everybody stands back and lets Sam rule.
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    LOL, so far you have had only replies from dudley-nose lab owners (self included)... that is relevant if yours is TOO, but if yours has a proper black nose then you need to specifically ask BLACK-NOSED lab owners about their footpads.

    My husband has had a number of proper black-nosed yellow labs in past years but says he does not remember about the footpads.

    (edited to add: does anyone happen to know WHY the pink nose is called a dudley nose?)

    Pat
     
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  6. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Hee hee, gotta love the Dudleys! (I know we love ours, "mistakes" and all...)

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  7. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Quote:Something to do with the Earl of Dudley? Something to do with breeding bulldogs with that pigment trait. I think. Don't hold me to it.

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  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Ours was odd, in the summer, her nose was blackest black. In the winter, her nose became a more pink color. She had a beige color to her footpads as well.
     
  9. keithallen1965

    keithallen1965 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raise labs and if the nose is a true black then the pads should be black as well! At this time I dont have a Yellow to show you. You can go check it out at the AKC website.[​IMG]
     
  10. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:"winter nose"


    Pat
     

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