A Dudley Labrador is a type of Labrador Retriever that has a pink nose.
This variation of the Labrador breed is relatively rare and unfortunately plagued in controversy despite their beautiful and mystical aesthetic.
Dudley Labrador Retrievers are considered unacceptable according to AKC breed standards. They are also thought of as less healthy than other Lab variations.
While the pink nose does pose health challenges, Dudley Labs are pretty much like any other Labrador Retriever in every way. Its physical features in particular are relatively similar to the standard breed.
Here are the most important of these for some perspective.
Coat Color And Type
More often than not, Dudley Labrador Retrievers have yellow coats. The specific shade of yellow varies based on genetics from pale, cream shades to darker, red varieties.
The fur is short, straight, and densely packed for a beautiful coat.
Size And Build
Dudley Labradors are medium to large dogs weighing between 55 and 80 lbs and measuring 21 to 24 inches in height. They are proportionally built with very muscular limbs and wide chests.
The eyes of a Dudley Labrador are oval and wide set on the face. The eye color varies depending on genetics.
In most cases, the hypopigmentation responsible for the pink nose also affects the eyes resulting in light colors like blue. The Dudley Lab may also have yellow, hazel, or brown eyes.
Head Shape And Facial Features
The head shape of a Dudley Lab is like that of any other Labrador Retriever and includes a narrow, long snout and wide cheeks. The ears are also the same distinctly large and floppy type seen with all other Labradors.