Vigorous and high impact exercise if I was carrying that extra weight could cause damage to my joints and bones. It’s the same for our dogs. So running, jumping and so on with all that extra weight could cause other problems.
You can check with your vet who by way of x-ray can tell you when your puppy’s plates have closed, or after one x-ray be better placed to give an approximate time when they’re expected to close and when you’ll be able to begin running together.
A gene has two alleles, one from each parent, that are paired to create a genotype. This distinguishes a phenotype. Together, this means the genetic coding expresses a physical or behavioral trait. These alleles are usually designated by a capital letter, the dominant trait, and a lowercase letter, the recessive trait.
Finally, please understand it is totally normal. Some puppies are worse than others, but all do it. It’s a few months of patience and dedication to teaching them right from wrong, followed by a decade (hopefully more) of pure joy from the best and most loving family member you can ask for. So stick in there…it will be worth it! But you do have to put in some work, along the lines of what’s described above, or some other logical advice. Just put the work in for a few weeks / months, and I know I keep repeating myself, but IT WILL all be worth it 🙂
Fairly normal behavior….except for the ignoring you to play with others bit! At 2 months old though your puppy should only be leaving his / her mother this week and if was taken away earlier, quite likely missed out on some important bite inhibition training from their mother and siblings.
YELLOW: Yellow Labradors can range in shade from a very light cream all the way to a fox red color with various darker shading along the ears, top line, tail and hocks. A small white spot on the chest is permissible, however will not be noticeable in the lighter shades of yellow. Yellow Labradors should have black pigment on the nose, lips and eye rims with the exception of newborn yellow as they are born without pigment but within the first few days of life, the black pigment will begin to come in. Some yellows because of the chocolate gene factor may have no black pigment. Although this is not for the show ring, as a wonderful pet puppy it just does not matter. This puppy is called a “Dudley.” The black pigment on the nose of a Labrador can fade in the winter to a brown or pink color. This is referred to as “snow nose.” This is different than “no black pigment” and returns when the weather warms.
There’s no quick, simple and easy fix. You have to follow a positive, progressive, ongoing training plan. Giving your Lab lots of attention and affection, working with them – not commanding them – and making them feel good about working with you, and rewarded for working with you. You have to be a friend and leader, not just a leader, and you have to be a rewarding leader, so your Lab decides and chooses to listen to you, because over time you’ve made that a brilliant and rewarding thing for them to do.
Note: How much your adult dog eats depends on his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level. Dogs are individuals, just like people, and they don’t all need the same amount of food. It almost goes without saying that a highly active dog will need more than a couch potato dog. The quality of dog food you buy also makes a difference-the better the dog food, the further it will go toward nourishing your dog and the less of it you’ll need to shake into your dog’s bowl.
Finally, you can avoid some negative traits by training your Labrador Retriever to respect you and by following the 11-step care program in my book, 11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy.
Bella is the sweetest, most affectionate dog! She is driven to please her family, and an incredibly fast learner. In a few short days she learned to sit (on command, with or without treats), knows lie “down”, understands “on your bed” and will play catch (and fetch!) all day long. She will go potty, on command and with prodding will sit (not patiently, tail is wagging like mad!) for her meals. She loves warm baths and thinks the blow dryer is a fabulous thing. Bella likes to be on her and she has a favorite toy that if you say, “where is your baby?” She will search high and low to find it. When you say, “bed time” she picks up her baby and goes upstairs to her bed. Bella has a nickname, Shadow, as she likes to be where the family is.
What Max’s foster says: Max is an owner surrender from the Santa Cruz shelter and appears to be a very well bred English Labrador. He is not very tall but has those adorable thick English features we love: a big blocky head, wiggly otter tail, massive paws, luxuriously silky coat and a joyful labby smile full of sparkling white teeth. He’s still very much a big puppy who’s just starting to settle into a daily routine.
The Black Labrador is a family dog known for their sweet-hearted nature that will melt any Lab lover’s heart. They are great with kids and stay loyal to the family. This breed’s jet black coat makes the Black Labrador easily identifiable. All of our Black Labrador Retriever gifts, collectibles, & other stuff, show off the breed’s dark-as-night coat. Being solid black, our outdoor garden figures are great outdoor decor items to deter birds and other pesky creatures who may lurk into your yard. Our Indoor Black Labrador gifts are a great way to decorate your home decor. From our cozy Black Labrador socks to our “House is Not a Home Signs” and Black Lab statues, you are sure to find the right gifts for Black Lab lovers! Many items in our selection of Black Labrador merchandise are in the shape of a Lab silhouette, which welcomes you to buy these products for Chocolate and Yellow Labrador lovers too! If you are looking for our Chocolate or Yellow lab decor collection, visit the links below.
The Labrador’s ancestors originated on the island of Newfoundland, now part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. I heard no mention of the Lab pulling in fishing nets in Newfoundland. They were named after the Labrador Sea off Newfoundland. If you ever go to St John’s, Newfoundland you will see statutes of the Lab everywhere. That is why Labs love the water. They were bred to help fishermen pull in their fishing nets. The British came to the colonies and loved this dog took it back to England and that is where it became a hunting dog while the Americans came and took it back to breed then taller and thinner. This is an important part of the history of the Lab that was never mentioned above.
Also, too much fetch with a puppy can kind of kill their fetching drive. You should mix things up by playing fetch, then tug, then a short burst of a few training commands, a little jog…be random, and exciting.
He really is a hidden gem: he is gangly—-all legs— and wiggles all over when he wants to eat or go out on a walk. His bark/bay is hilarious: every squirrel or cat or chicken will know he is around!!
The tail and coat are designated “distinctive [or distinguishing] features” of the Labrador by both the Kennel Club and AKC. The AKC adds that “true Labrador Retriever temperament is as much a hallmark of the breed as the ‘otter’ tail.”
A symmetrical, powerful, active dog, sound and well put together, not clumsy nor long in the leg, displaying a kindly expression and possessing a personality that is eager, alert and self-confident. Primarily a hunting dog, he should be shown in hard working condition. Overall appearance, balance, gait and purpose to be given more emphasis than any of his component parts. Faults-Any departure from the described ideal shall be considered faulty to the degree to which it interferes with the breed’s purpose or is contrary to breed character.
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My husband and I have had our chocolate lab for three months now. I have never had a dog before. She was a rescue dog, so we don’t know a lot about her. We took Brandy to obedience classes, and she did very well. She can be very stubborn though. I walk her three times a day, and we practice the things we learned at obedience classes. She watches tv as well, loves animal programs, loves being aroubd people. I work at home, so am able to have her at work with me. Oh supposedly she is a lab-pointer cross, is about 16 months old, has an abundance of energy, eats all of her toys. I make treats for her, and she loves them.
Talk to the breeder, describe exactly what you’re looking for in a dog, and ask for assistance in selecting a puppy. Breeders see the puppies daily and can make uncannily accurate recommendations once they know something about your lifestyle and personality.
My Chocolate Lab, Caesar, is coming up 5 in January. The first 18 months were tiresome but looking back now fun. Now he is just the amazing obedient dog who loves everyone and knows everyday will not be the same ( I work in aviation ) as I continually head OS for work for up to five days . The day I leave he won’t even take a treat. Just sulk. Then on my return goes insane and won’t let me out of his sight. While I am away my other half face times me and Caesar watches and knows it’s me. He has always loved television and knows when his shows come on. He fetches most household things on command and has a grand knowledge of our conversations. As I am sure with everyone’s dogs they are almost human in a way. Also April this year I had a stroke in my garage , fell and smashed my head. Car door was open and he jumped in and blasted the horn till my partner woke up !! I must admit the first two years I was worried. It was a 24/7 job ( had lots of time of work ) he needed constant supervision and love. Now it’s paid back ten fold and the house is his 🙂 nothing dumb about chocolate Labradors. Maybe that selective deafness sometimes 🙂
I have 1 9Yr old Golden whom I just adore and 2 labs 1 7mths 1 is 3mths. My golden is and was calmier than the labs and keeps up well but is so well mannered niw maybe bc he is a senior now and these 2 are pups but i dont prefer any one of the other. I adore both breeds and enjoy every moment I am lucky to spend with my guys..
Medical Information: Neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations and heartworm negative. Like many seniors, Spencer takes daily medication to address some stiffness in his hips. His hearing may be impaired.
Our family is dedicated to Flat Coats, but I have lived with Goldens and known many labs. In addition, at the dog park, I have met many Goldens and Labs. The three breeds are more alike than unalike, but I think there is, on average, a difference. In terms of “people oriented” I would rank then Flat Coat>Golden>Lab, although the Goldens are very close to the Flat Coats in this respect. At the dog park, the Goldens regularly come by to greet other dog owners and give them a hug, this is much less common in the Labs, who are more “other dog” oriented. On the other hand, from what I can tell, the Labs may be the smartest of the three breeds. I have not lived with a Lab, but the Goldens shed more than our Flatties (although our current dog sheds much less than our last one). Goldens shed a LOT! But then again, that fur is what makes them so huggable. Another minor factor is that as Labs get old, their fur turns coarse and not very pleasant to pet–this does not occur nearly as much in the Flatties and Goldens. I have heard of Golden/Flattie crossbreeds in England, where I guess they are a popular guide dog (in this roll, they are often attacked by bull breeds according to one research report), but not seen any of these in the US.
Fergus (1997-2011), founded our breedline. At a strapping 98 pounds (none of it fat), 27″ at the shoulder, with a block head and fox-red coloring, Fergus was a “leg-leaner” who loved attention. Born to pedigreed parents in Massachusetts, he was with us all his life, and travelled cross-country in our RV nine times.
Chocolates: Shades ranging from light sedge to chocolate. A small white spot on chest is permissible. Eyes to be light brown to clear yellow. Nose and eye rim pigmentation dark brown or liver colored. ‘Fading’ to pink in winter weather not serious.
Start training early; be patient and be consistent and one day you will wake up to find that you live with a great dog. Even so, there are a couple of Lab behaviors that you should expect to live with throughout his life. They are part and parcel of being a Lab, and nothing you do will change them. Labs are active, Labs love to get wet, and Labs love to eat.
All of those characteristics make the Labrador well-suited to a variety of active families. He’s perfect for homes with rowdy older children, but may be a little rambunctious around toddlers, especially as a puppy or young dog. Singles and couples who love the outdoors also match up well with this breed, and his size and even temperament make the Labrador a great companion for active seniors who love to walk and would appreciate a dog who looks intimidating, even if he is more of a lover than a fighter.
Heidi (born 2004) is 75 pounds, 24″, ruggedly built with a blocky head, and obviously favors her Lab side. A first-generation mix born to pedigreed parents in North Phoenix, she is extremely bright (she opens sliding doors!), goal-oriented, and is an enthusiastic swimmer and diver, actually snorkeling after toys. Heidi produces a typical litter of eleven playful, lively, medium-large pups, and has assumed the role of conscientious nanny to everyone else’s litters.
Labrador retriever. THIS IS A PRECISION CUT DECAL, THERE IS NO BACKGROUND OR CLEAR BACKING, THE BACKGROUND WILL BE THE SURFACE THAT THE DECAL IS APPLIED TO. THIS IS AN ADHESIVE DECAL. THIS DECAL WILL STICK TO JUST ABOUT ANY SMOOTH, DRY, NON-POROUS SURFACE.