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Black Golden Retriever

I have been googling this and some say its a myth others say its real. I have had my dog for 7 yrs now i have had her since she was a puppy and always thought she was a lab/boarder collie mix but someone suggested she might be a black golden. Every picture i have come across look exactally like her. So i just wanna get some clearification and other peoples opinion on this subject.
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I'm no expert, but I suspect you have a Flat-Coated Retriever (Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America, Inc.). There are some Flat-Coat breeders in the GRF and I hope they will respond to you.
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A flat coated retriever maybe?

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Looks like a flat coated retriever to me

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I would say Flat Coat as well. Our neighbors had one( both parents were supposedly Purebred Golden's but I begged to differ. We agreed to disagree. She was a wonderful sweet dog.

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So called "black" Golden Retrievers are Flatcoat retrievers or a mix of who knows what.

Definitely some Border Collie in her, she's beautiful.

Golden Retrievers can have patches of black called a somatic mutation, but it is rare.

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Mine is black and brindle. But he is a mix. His mom is Golden but his daddy is unknown.

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I would say Flat Coat as well.

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Yep, I was going to say a flat-coated retriever.


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Most "black Golden Retrievers" are either Flat-coated Retrievers or a Golden mixed with a black dog, like a black Lab. A Lab/Golden cross can easily give you a black dog with a coat that's almost exactly like a Golden's in length and texture.

My guess, given that flatties aren't all that common in many areas, is that many dogs in shelters and rescues labeled "black Golden" or "Flat-coated" are actually Lab/Golden crosses.

The head shape of the dog in the picture doesn't look like Lab or Golden to me, so my guess is that she's a Lab/collie of some kind or has even more breeds in there.
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