Two humans, two dogs, a 40′ RV and a load of bicycles, kayaks, camera gear and all kinds of creature comforts. This is our fifth 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
Curious about the whole Red Lab thing? Here’s a couple links to some websites that explain a bit about the breed.
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)