About RedDog’s pack

Two humans, two dogs, a 40′ RV and a load of bicycles, kayaks, camera gear and all kinds of creature comforts. This is our eighth year of traveling. Our official ambassador is Red Ryder, our fox red Labrador Retriever. It’s his big brown eyes you stare into when you hit our blog. Second in command is Gumbo, also a fox red Lab.

Want to meet our dogs? Here’s a link to their stories

Ryder (The original Red Dog)


Gumbo and Ryder

Curious about the whole Red Lab thing? Here’s a couple links to some websites that explain a bit about the breed.

Fox Red Lab –Your Guide to the Fox Red Labrador Retriever

AKC Breed Standards for the Labrador Retriever

There’s a ton of verbiage about all things Lab, but here is the section on acceptable colors for the breed. I added the emphasis where it discusses the fox red color”

Color: The Labrador Retriever coat colors are black, yellow and chocolate. Any other color or a combination of colors is a disqualification. A small white spot on the chest is permissible, but not desirable. White hairs from aging or scarring are not to be misinterpreted as brindling. Black-Blacks are all black. A black with brindle markings or a black with tan markings is a disqualification. Yellow-Yellows may range in color from fox-red to light cream, with variations in shading on the ears, back, and underparts of the dog. Chocolate-Chocolates can vary in shade from light to dark chocolate. Chocolate with brindle or tan markings is a disqualification. (Exerpt, AKC Breed Standard)

5 thoughts on “About RedDog’s pack

  1. Allan

    Can’t think of a better way to see our beautiful country, but I didn’t see golf clubs in your list. Plus your RV is a lot bigger than the one that I had that I am sure Ben remembers. Walmart wasn’t around then, so fees and campgrounds that could accommodate us were a problem. Have a great and safe trip.


    1. We’ll take the clubs to Florida, we’ll have plenty of other stuff to do on this trip! Wal Mart, Sam’s Club, Cracker Barrel, even casinos cater to RVers for overnight parking, as long as you ask nicely and are courteous. Smart marketing tool, and it does save a bundle if you’re driving through. It’s not considered kosher to spend more than a night–two at the most.

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  2. Don’t know where you come in Florida, but I am going to be moving to Naples in Oct-Nov. So hope to see you when you are down here. I may even have a dog by then. Bought Jamie a Persian kitten but he is in Ohio now. I am sure she will be in Florida with him most of the winter.


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