I have white patches of fure on my paws... Am I still considered a chocolate lab?

Basically, my dog Bear is a chocolate lab... ish. I got him from a local couple who showed me a picture of their Labradors, dogs and puppies…

ASKED BY Bear on 7/19/10
TAGGED breed, breeds, lab, labs, dogbreeds, mixedbreed, chocolatelab, chocolatelabrador, chocolatelabradorretriever IN Labrador Retriever