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Most dogs who look like black Goldens are actually a Golden mixed with some other coated breed since a Golden/Lab mix is almost always short coated (the long coat is recessive). They frequently turn out black since yellow is recessive and black is dominant however a solid colored coat is dominant to a non solid coat, so if the non-Golden parent is black (or has the genetics for black), the pups will turn out black (with some discrete markings possibly).
Flat-Coats are rare and have a distinct look that is very recognizable as not a Golden.
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Creekwood Tanglefoot Selchie CD, RN, AX, AXJ, CGC, CCA, (A.K.A. Selli-Belle) Golden
Valentine Byrd McDuff (A.K.A. Duffy) Golden/Sheltie
Tanglefoot Autumn Dexter CGC (My Heart Dog at the Bridge) Golden