The Schleich Labrador Retriever Puppy is 1.9 x 0.6 x 1.3 inch (W x D x H). Being that they are water dogs their undercoat is thick to keep water out like a wet suit, while the topcoat is longer hair. This breed even has webbing in between their toes. ***This is a toy***
She is a large dog weighing 60 to 80 pounds and standing 22 to 24 inches tall. She usually has a square shaped head that is flat with a wide square muzzle. Her ears are floppy and hang down and her eyes are oval in shape and usually brown. She most often has a black nose and her coat is usually a double coat, short and thick on top and dense and soft underneath. Length is medium to long and colors range from gold, red, yellows, browns and black.
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.
Hi, my name is Jureshka, and I`m getting a dog, I am not sure which breed is better for small animals, you see I have 10 bunnies and I don’t want my new dog to frighten or kill them, what is the best dog breed for me?
He sounds lovely! You could share photo to our facebook group? With regards to his nervousness around people, it would be best to speak to a professional behaviorist as they will need to discuss things more deeply with you, see the issue first hand and make a proper assessment.
He acclimated relatively quickly to our two senior labs and enjoys his daily walks (restricted due to the heartworm positive treatment) with them. He has good leash manners on a pinch collar and we know he was taught how to sit. He does well in a crate when need be. He takes his meds with a soft mouth, and loves to curl up in his dog bed for an afternoon nap.
There is a reason that year after year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in the United States. The history of the Labrador Retriever dates back to the early 1800’s in Newfoundland, just off the Atlantic coast of Canada. Today’s Lab is a product of the breed being imported to England by the First and Second Dukes of Malmesbury and the 5th and 6th Dukes of Buccleuch as Water Fowl Retrievers. Had these families not played a vital part in the continuation of the breed, the loving and affectionate Labs we have all grown to love may not exist today.
There is no global registry of Labradors, nor is there detailed information on numbers of Labradors living in each country. The countries with the five largest numbers of Labrador registrations as of 2005 are: 1: United Kingdom 2: France and United States (approximately equal), 4: Sweden, 5: Finland. Sweden and Finland have far lower populations than the other three countries, suggesting that as of 2005 these two countries have the highest proportion of Labradors per million people: As there is no global registry for Labradors, it is difficult to ascertain whether there is simply a smaller percentage of people formally registering their animals in countries like the United States, or whether the number of animals per capita is actually smaller.
One important note: Labs and goldens are family dogs to their core, and want to spend time with their favorite people. They don’t do well when left to their own devices, and will need a trusted pet sitter or dog walker to help out if you’re not available during the day.
Maria, sounds like you have an active family, which is a bonus with either of these breeds. And each breed has a range of personality types with some members being more sensitive than others. If you take the time to meet at least a handful of Goldens I believe you will be able to find one that will be fine with your family.
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I found my angel in a shelter in North Carolina.Isabelle is my best friend.A witty personalty,smart as can be and at 7 tests me every moment she can out of the corner of my eye.I was assaulted,she protects me every moment she can.Always on duty,except if there is a squirrel around!We loveeeeee our Labs!!
Anyway, you basically have to stop him from ever ‘getting away with it’ and eventually the behavior will fade and stop. BUT, if he gets away with it when you aren’t supervising, then it will likely never end. So you have to supervise and intervene. If you cannot supervise, you have to manage the situation and this will probably mean crating, so that he doesn’t get the chance to scratch at doors if you cannot be there to stop it.
Wherever you acquire your Labrador Retriever, make sure you have a good contract with the seller, shelter or rescue group that spells out responsibilities on both sides. Petfinder offers an Adopters Bill of Rights that helps you understand what you can consider normal and appropriate when you get a dog from a shelter.In states with “puppy lemon laws,” be sure you and the person you get the dog from both understand your rights and recourses.
We have a just 6 month old chocolate lab. He is 70+ lbs already. We lost our 12 1/2 yr old black lab last spring. Both dogs have been extremely smart, easy to train and very sociable. The last dog was a therapy dog and this one will be too. He loves people of any age, especially kids.
I have never met a lab or a golden that was a good watch dog. Both are as horrible at it as my cocker spaniel is and are much more likely to approach a stranger with a toy in their mouth than with bared teeth. I have found labs to be far more goofy than goldens. Both breeds have way too much energy for me.
Both breeds are food driven – but make sure you do not over feed them. Both are real real real bad when it comes to being a watch dog. They will probably guide the thief to the treasure as they are very friendly dogs. They love to be around people and love love love attention. They are really great with kids, unless they have a behavior problem or condition. More of the happy-go-lucky types.
I”ve known a lot of labs of indeterminate breeding. They were all “good” dogs, lots of fun, certainly! I’ve really known very few Goldens, now that I think about it. When I first met him and we were just boyfriend-girlfriend, my fiance had a chocolate lab-golden retriever mix; she was a very pretty dog, very sweet and surprisingly calm.
The Goldador is one of the few designer breeds with a fairly predictable size, as both parent breeds are large and similar in size and shape. The Goldador is usually 22 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 60 to 80 pounds.
Hello all you lab lobers (yea that was a pirate pun lol). I have 3 chocolate labs and each is so different than the other. My boy is very strong, energetic and easy to train (I think hes more of an American or field lab). I have trained him to do tricks like turning around in a circle and rolling over and a few others. He is not as people loving as the other two as he would rather be chasing lizards but he is always down for a good hug and belly rub. My first female is the youngest of the three and has this diva thing going on. You can call her all day long and she will come when she wants to. She has not been easy to train but because she is mellow and very calm we let her be with just basic commands such as sit, no, etc. Our oldest is very people oriented and loves to make folks happy. She can fetch all day or lay by your feet if its what you want. All in all I believe each dog has it’s own personality and I believe all are intelligent. Some are just lazy and probably toy with us like cats do lol. In conclusion, I enjoy that they are each different because it means there is never a dull moment or cold feet around 😀
Shedding: Both the Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever shed moderately. Shedding is a normal process to naturally lose old or damaged hair. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coats softer and cleaner.
Hello I’m Tammy, I wanted to ask about their dry skin in the winter, for I just got married to my husband that has Marley, Marley is a chocolate lad his is 6 years old. I have to say Marley is a very smart, sweet, great dog all around and Marley and I had no problems excepting each other. I just wish I could help him with the itching of dry skin. Thank you
I raise and show Labradors so this caught my eye. I have numerous Lab statues but have never seen one of an old Labrador … and the old dogs are so special to me. It is so life-like, has that sweet old-dog expression … exceeded my expectations! Love her!
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Jen, I once fell in love with a Doberman – Dreamer – and if I hadn’t been helping place him in a home with a disabled person who needed him (as opposed to my just wanting him) I could have easily been a Doberman person for at least Dreamer’s lifetime.
She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, loves mental challenges as well as physical and is devoted to her owner. This makes her one of the easier dogs to train and in fact she should learn faster than many dogs as she will not needs as many repetitions of each step. Just be sure to use positive methods not harsh. Praise her, reward her with play, outings, treats. Even though she is naturally a great dog already still start early socialization and training from the moment you get her. She will be happier and you will too.
I have therefore had to spend a bit more time ‘proofing’ basic obedience than I would with one of my yellow or black working bred labs. And I have to make a special effort to ensure that she is not allowed to interact with visitors until she is sitting calmly.
Also, Is this happening when you are home? Only when you are out and he is home alone? If you are home, you need to catch him in the act, intervene with a firm ‘no’ and give him something better to do instead, like a favorite chew toy. DO NOT scold him afterwards, only if you catch him in the act. If after, he will not have a clue what you are angry about, the moment has passed and he will just think you’re unreasonable and it can damage your relationship.
The Newfoundland dog during the days of the St. John’s dog was not the contemporary breed as we recognize it. The Newfoundland is a distinctly Canadian breed and yet even today, the Newfoundland in Canada remains true to its origins and only comes in two colors, Black, and Landseer, neither of which is dilute. The dilute allele was likely introduced into the Canadian Newfoundland after it was exported to Europe and crossed with mastiff breeds after the Labrador was already established as an individual breed. Since the first Chesapeake Bay Retriever ( a bitch) was imported to Great Britain by Dr. Helen Inglesby in the 1930’s, this is also evidence debunking the claim that the Labrador was developed by crossing the Newfoundland with the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and is patently not accurate.