Tanama the silver colored Labrador Retriever at 2 years old—"Tanama is my beautiful Silver Labrador Retriever shown here at 2 years old. She is sensual, playful and lovable."
Response of Robert Young of AKC on 3/27/00 giving AKC official position on the issue of Silver Labs
In 1987 we conducted an inquiry into the breeding of the litters that contained the dogs that were registered as silver and one of our representatives was sent to observe several of the dogs that had been registered as silver. Color photographs of these dogs were forwarded to the office of the American Kennel Club where the staff of the AKC and the representatives of the Labrador Retriever Club of America examined them. Both parties were satisfied that there was no reason to doubt that the dogs were purebred Labrador Retrievers, however both parties felt that the dogs were incorrectly registered as silver. Since the breed standard describes chocolate as ranging in shade from Sedge to chocolate, it was felt that the dogs could more accurately be described as chocolate than as silver.