Here at TCK we are passionate about ethical breeding practices and preserving the breed. We do not condone in the breeding of dilutes or dilute factored Labradors. According to the breed standard, established by the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc., there are three acceptable colors of Labrador Retrievers. Those colors are Black (all black), Yellow (fox-red to light cream), and Chocolate (light to dark chocolate). Silver, Champagne or Charcoal (known as dilute coat colors) are not an acceptable color of Labrador Retrievers and is a disqualifying fault. No shadings of coat color are recognized for black or chocolate Labradors in either the Labrador Standard or the current research into genetic coat colors. The shadings recognized in yellow Labrador Retrievers (i.e. fox red or white) do not depend on the presence of the dilute gene dd, but are modifiers acting on the ee gene. The LRC, Inc. does not view dilute Labradors as appropriate breeding stock and believes that they should not be bred. The LRC, Inc. will not support dilute Labradors despite the fact they can be registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) under a foundation or base color. The AKC itself only allows Labradors to be registered in three colors. (black, yellow and chocolate).