Current Reserve List for Kalypso X Hemi, litter Born September 23, 2019


1st Pick Chocolate Female ~~ Reserved for Avon Kennels

1st Pick Charcoal Female ~~ Reserved for the Loeffler Family

1st Pick Yellow Female ~~ Reserved for Avon Kennels



1st Pick Chocolate Male ~~ Reserved for the Bugara Family

2nd Pick Chocolate Male ~~ Reserved for the Pollard Family

1st Pick Silver Male ~~ Reserved for the Waterhouse Family

1st Pick Yellow Male ~~ Currently Available

2nd Pick Yellow Male ~~ Currently Available

3rd Pick Yellow Male ~~ Currently Available

​1st Pick Champagne Male ~~ Currently Available




Explanation of color variation in the Labs



Although the AKC acknowledges the many different colors of the Lab, including Silver and Charcoal, it is true the AKC only recognizes the Yellow, Black and Chocolate in the Show Ring, and although the Chocolate or Liver colored Labs had an easier time, the Yellows were only accepted after a few strong supporters of the color refused to give up. ​

And so the lovers of these beautiful Silver, Charcoal, Champagne, White and Fox Reds are left to hope the AKC will see the popularity of these colors surge and allow them to have the full recognition they deserve, not in the field, or home where they already reign, but to the show ring as well so that these colors can be held accountable to the AKC standard of the Labrador Retriever alongside their Black, Chocolate and Yellow breed mates!

"Labrador Retrievers that express the dilution gene (dd) are recognized and registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC) based on their foundation genetic... colors, Black, Yellow, or Chocolate. 

Silver Labradors are chocolate Labradors that possess two copies of a recessive allele affecting coat color. The gene is called the "D" gene, or dilution gene. Labradors can have one of the following combinations of the "D" gene: DD full pigmentation not carrying dilution, Dd full pigmentation carrying the dilution gene, and dd dilute pigmentation. Both DD and Dd dogs would then commonly seem darker chocolate. A dd dog would appear silver in color. The dilution gene also affects black and yellow labs; dilute blacks are called charcoal and dilute yellows are called champagne. 

Labradors that are descriptively called “Silver” are registered as their base genetic color Chocolate.


Labradors that are descriptively called “Charcoal” are registered as their base genetic color Black.


Labradors that are descriptively called “Champagne” are registered as their base genetic color Yellow.


Labradors that are descriptively called "Red Fox" are registered as their base genetic color Yellow.


Labradors that are descriptively called "White" are registered as their base genetic color Yellow.


The policy of registering light shades of the breed standard-described colors was established after a joint investigation by the AKC and Labrador Retriever Club of America (LRC) in the 1980’s, wherein breed purity of “Silver” Labradors was also confirmed.


Kalypso and Hemi's litter arrived on September 23, 2019 and will be ready for their new homes on November 18, 2019. There are 10 puppies in this litter and available colors are chocolate, silver, charcoal, yellow and champagne .  A current reserve list as well as individual pictures can be found below :)  We are currently accepting deposits for this litter . If you are interested in placing a deposit, please first see our Pricing & Payments page for details on reserving your puppy as well as our procedures for picks.  Have a happy, fun and safe Fall season, from all of us at Avon Kennels <3

​​ Kalypso and Hemi ~~ Litter Born September 23, 2019

​Orange Collar, Chocolate Male

Kalypso X Hemi ~~ Litter Born September 23, 2019

Green Collar, Silver Male

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Black Collar, Yellow Male

​Red Collar, Yellow Male

​Purple Collar, Yellow Female

Baby Blue Collar, Yellow Male

​Yellow Collar, Chocolate Male

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White Collar Charcoal Female

Pink Collar, Chocolate Female

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Dark Blue Collar, Champagne Male