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Chocolate Labrador Retrievers

Chocolate Labrador Retriever

There are two types of Labrador Retriever, the English Lab and the American Lab. The former is a little heavier, and has a more sturdy build than its American counterpart, which tends to be a bit taller and thinner. The Chocolate Labrador Retriever is an English or American Lab that differs from other Labrador Retrievers in no way other than the color of its coat. Originally bred in Canada, they were trained to bring in fishing nets from the icy-cold water for the fishermen. A breed of medium size, the Labrador Retriever is very active and sturdily built. Webbed feet aid the dog when swimming, which it is known to have a particular fondness for.

Temperament

The Chocolate Labrador Retriever is a loyal, loving and affectionate dog. They are highly intelligent and eager to please which makes them quite easy to train. Aggression should not be present in this breed and, if so, is considered a fault. Labrador Retrievers are very sociable dogs and get on very well with children making them fantastic family pets. They do need to be socialized to bond well with other dogs and pets. Whilst they make good watch dogs, often barking at strangers, their sociable nature makes them poor guard dogs, despite their strength and athleticism.

  • Height, Weight

    Height: Dogs 22-24 inches (56-61cm) Bitches 21-23 inches (53-58cm)

    Weight: Dogs 60-75 pounds (27-34kg) Bitches 55-70 pounds (25-32kg)

  • Health Problems

    The Lab can be prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, PRA and eye disorders.

  • Living Conditions

    Can be apartment dogs, but are much more suited to larger households that include an average sized yard or garden.

  • Exercise

    The Chocolate Labrador Retriever is very athletic and needs a lot of attention and exercise on a daily basis. Around two hours of solid exercise each day should be enough for the energetic Labrador. Exercise can range from a long walk to a jog or a run. Humans should always lead the Labrador.

  • Life Expectancy

    About 10-12 years on average. In some cases Labs can live up to 15 years.

  • Litter Size

    7-12 puppies. 8 puppies on average.

  • Grooming

    The Chocolate Lab's coat is of short to medium length and requires no trimming. Brushing the coat once a week should suffice and keep it in top condition. The coat requires very low maintenance although it can have moderate shedding when moulting.

  • Group

    Gun Dog, AKC Sporting

  • Recognition

    CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, CCR, APRI, ACR, DRA

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