Most people know about the three main Lab colors; Black, Yellow, and Chocolate. But if you’re looking for a little rarity and uniqueness in your dogs coat color, there’s a Lab for you too! We’re going to take a look at different Lab colors and the differences in each one, and we’ll also discuss what makes these dogs so recognizable.




Black Labs have a dark, pure black coat that is sleek and shiny. They’re chosen most often for hunting purposes, but they also make wonderful pets.

Statistically speaking, Black Labs are the most common of all Lab color variations. This is due to how coat color is inherited in this breed. Due to random chance, Black Labs make up nearly half of all Labradors.

Some people believe that Black Labs are the calmest and most affectionate of the Labrador Retriever breed, but there isn’t any research to back this up.




Yellow Labs can have a very wide range of coloration, from a white color to a deep red. Yellow Labs often have a very light brown or tan colored coat that can appear yellowish.

They’re regarded as the friendliest of the Lab breed, but again this isn’t substantiated by any research.




The rarest of the three major Lab colors, the Chocolate Lab is beautiful and adorable with a deep brown, chocolate colored coat. The shade of the chocolate color can vary quite a bit, and even Chocolate Labs from the same litter can range from a light brown to what would be better described as a mix between a Chocolate Lab’s coat and a Black Lab’s coat.

Chocolate Labradors are regarded as the most energetic and hardest to train, but there is no research-based evidence to support this, 



Charcoal labs, a very rare color of lab, are also a very popular color of Labrador puppy. The charcoal Labs for sale with River Side Retrievers are all adorable bundles of dark, grey fur.

Charcoal labs, like all other Labrador retrievers, originally descended from Newfoundland dogs. Fisherman developed the Labrador breed in order to have dogs that were happy to leap into the Labrador sea and retrieve nets and fish caught in fishing nets. Because they were bred to work hard, Labrador puppies, charcoal or otherwise, can make great rescue dogs. 




Fox Red Labrador puppies are a very unique color. Often Red labs, like other Labradors, are extremely intelligent, and one of the easiest breeds to train. With sensitive mouths, Fox  Red labs are often bred for police work. Our Fox Red labs work hard at whatever job they may have, and red labs are no exception. Of course, for fox red lab puppies at RSR, their primary jobs are to be cute and healthy, and they do both very well!

A fox red lab loves to run and play, and isn’t afraid of hard work. If you have an active lifestyle, you will not have to worry about your Fox Red lab keeping up with ya'll. Red Labrador retrievers can be fast sprinters, reaching twelve miles per hour in only three seconds.




The silver Labs for sale from River Side Retrievers are an uncommon color of a Labrador Retriever. Their stunning coats make them stand out in a crowd. Silver lab puppies often have beautiful blue eyes, giving them a piercing, unique look. Usually, by the age of 6 months, their eyes change to a stunning green.

Of course, looks are not everything! The beautiful silver labs are very intelligent, trainable, and healthy. With two decades of excellent bloodlines behind them, each litter of silver labs not only have unique silver coats, but healthy bodies and very loving dispositions. 




White lab puppies have iconic and sought after smooth, white coats. But don’t be fooled by their pristine fur. White Labrador puppies love running, jumping, and playing outside just as much as any other Lab.

Our White Labs for sale are bred to be athletic, and our white lab puppies are happy to embrace that athleticism. Your new white lab puppy will love leaping into the water and swimming with it's family. When summer is over, white labs are just as happy to play in the snow. Just make sure you don’t lose your white lab when she blends in with the snowdrifts! White Labrador Retrievers have slightly oily coats that keep them warm and dry, whether they just came in from a dip in the lake or an adventure in the snow.




Champagne labs, like red and white labs, often fall under the category of yellow labs, and champagne Labradors are becoming more and more popular. Our champagne lab puppies, other than being very cute and soft, have creamy, golden coats and light brown noses. Champagne Labrador puppies, like other labs, are friendly, playful, and ready to give their forever families plenty of love.

Even though each one looks different, there all Labs!

If you would like to know more about the various colors of Labs let me know, I would love to help!