We get lots of catalogs in the snail mail, some of which are chock full of doggie stuff.
In particular, the Orvis Dog Book not only features many wonderful doggie items, they also tend towards sporty doggies as models (contrasted to other catalogs which seem obsessed with wee beasts like corgis).
Just look at this handsome guy. Why it almost reminds me of, well, ME!
However, this particular item also caused some consternation for yours truly. Do you see the circled letters?
"large in sage / black Lab shearling"
Which means, what, exactly? The large bed comes in sage? The model lab is named Shearling and happens to be black?
Well, it turns out, Black Lab is now an official color for all your doggie accessories (and I say "about time").
Sure enough, on the very next page is a closeup of the colors available, featuring, "Black lab."
Lest there was any doubt, black lab is where it's at (well, I knew that all along). Guess the days of the blonde are over.