As a responsible breeder we support science and the breed in which we love, respect and work hard to care for and strengthen. There are several opinions on accepted coat color for Labrador Retrievers. AKC permits all Labrador Retriever puppies (Standard and Dilute/Dilute Factored) to be registered if their parents are registered with AKC. AKC supports dilute and dilute factored dogs to run in AKC sanctioned hunt titled events, but does not support dilute/dilute factored Labrador Retrievers as show dogs. Yes, the three colors listed on the registration form are Black, Yellow and Chocolate, but many puppies who are Charcoal, Silver and Champagne have also been registered offering a large profit margin to AKC as a DNA confirmed Labrador Retriever. As the factually tracked and reported number one preferred Labrador Retriever color, the Silver and Charcoal get the gold metal. The dilute gene which affects the coat color is part of DNA testing and never indicates anything other than "Labrador Retriever." Since we at Kailani Labradors do complete extensive health testing on all our Labrador Retrievers regardless of their color, we're making sure that every color has the best of the breed when it comes to genetic diseases. “Silver” Labradors have been around since the 1950’s (over 70 years) according to the literature but gained popularity in the 1980’s. There are those who disagree with “dilute” color coats on Labradors Retrievers and question where they originated from. We have opinions as well and we stand with the science, facts and evidence side of this argument. There has never been any scientific “proof” that the dilute coat-colored dogs are not “Labrador Retrievers.” At Kailani Labradors we are in no way prejudice and are not in anyway entitled to deny the dilute/dilute factored Labrador Retriever within our breeding program. If the science changes then we will reevaluate our position, leaving health cleared and well maintained puppies within our path. We respect Labrador Clubs who may feel otherwise and will abide by their rules that they've established for their clubs.