It can lead to progressive hair loss in young dogs and potentially recurrent infection in the hair follicles. Coat dilutiondoes not always lead to skin problems. Not all dogs with the dd gene carry the faulty alopecia version and most silver Labradors are, in fact, free from alopecia.
Is a silver lab a purebred?
TRUE LABRADOR RETRIEVERS ARE BLACK, YELLOW, AND CHOCOLATE ONLY! It is the opinion of the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc., the AKC parent club for the breed, that a silver Labrador is not a purebred Labrador retriever. … Interestingly, the original breeders of “silver” Labradors were also involved in the Weimaraner breed.