Labrador Retrievers

What Hair and Eye Colors Can Labrador Retrievers Have?

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Which ones are available and how are they combined?

Coat color: Black, chocolate, and yellow

Black: Brown Eyes
Yellow: Brown Eyes
Chocolate: Brown or Hazel Eyes

American and English Labrador Retrievers Are Both of Them Able to Be AKC Papered?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Are they both considered pure bred? I want to get a puppy and the breeder told me one parent is American and one is English. Does that mean the puppy is still pure bred?

A lot of people in the US incorrectly use the terms "American" and "English" to distinguish between a field bred, hunting-type Lab, and a "show" type Lab. There are generally physical differences between the two "types" BUT THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME BREED.

If both parents are AKC registered, the pups can be AKC registered as well.

More *accurate* information about the "distinction" between the two types:

http://www.thelabradorclub.com/subpages/show_contents.php?page=English+vs.+American

http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/english-american.html

Why Do Labrador Retrievers Love Tennis Balls?

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

I have been wondering this for awhile. Just why does the Retriever love the tennis ball compared to all else?

They’re bright and easy to see, they’re easy to hold in the mouth, they roll, bounce, and can go long distances giving the Lab a good game of chase.

What Colors Do Labrador Retrievers Come In?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The Labrador Retriever is one of the breeds I’m considering and want to find out all the colors they come in. I’ve heard of yellow, chocolate, black, silver, champagne, white, red, brindle, chocolate and tan, and black and tan. Are there any others? I know any color can come with white. Oh, and I’ve also seen charcoal. I’m leaning towards a chocolate Labrador Retriever. Even though it isn’t breed standard I love the little white spots on the chest of some Labs.

I don’t know where you got your information from but it is very wrong. A Lab only come ins 3 colors, Yellow, Black and Chocolate. There is not such thing as a silver lab, or a white lab. The White labs are simply a washed out yellow. These silver dogs are a result of cross breeding a Weimaraner to a Labrador and radical inbreeding schemes. Any other color is not recognized by the AKC. If the lab has any other coloration’s, IE a white start on chest or white paws, all though common, there is most likely some other breed mixed in. I can tell you from experience, any lab is a great dog and companion. I have owned a lab for 25 years and that is the only breed I would consider having. I can also tell you, a reputable breeder will only have the three standard colors. They will not have the mixed coloration’s. Good luck

Are Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retriever’s the Same Breed?

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Well people talk about them as if they are separate dog breeds and on some article it said that the labrador retrievers only feature in the colour black, white and yellow.
I’m kind of noobish in this particular area lol help please! =]
Whoops yeah I meant black chocolate and yellow which some mistake for white. Soz was type rushing this.

sorry, but they are misinformed somewhat. they are both of the retriever family, but they are not the same dog.whatever article you read,you need to write and tell them to check out the facts before it is printed.golden retrievers are just that a variety of golden colors,and are long haired, where as the labs only colors are yellow,black,chocolate and occasionally a rare white and they are short hair. also labs are mostly used for water retrieving while golden is mostly used for land. if you really need help,read up on the breeds and educate yourself so that you can be one up one these snobs,good luck

Can Labrador Retrievers and Siberian Huskies Get Along?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

I have a 2 year old labrador retriever and im thinking about getting a siberian husky. do you think that can work?

They totally can! Although, the dogs’ individual personalities can make or break them getting along. It’s always best to introduce the dogs slowly, and then see how they react to each other. Sometimes a new puppy can irritate the already existing dog. Sometimes they just get along. Depends on the dogs!

Will a Rottweiler Make a Good Company for My Labrador Retrievers?

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

hello, I currently have two female 2 month old black labrador retrievers, I have the opportunity to get a 2 month old male rottweiler, but will it make them a good company(if you konw what I mean)
yeah, some of you think that by opportunity to get the rottie is free,
well NO! it’s 150 bucks
by opportunity i meant the same age, the dog came along with other 9 healthy rotties

in about a month the rottie will catch up in size with those labs, no worry there, but a single male and two female, wow wow wow, he will be busy boy with cycles if you don’t neuter him or spay them, which i would do both, we don’t need any rott a dors or lab bra wilers, the male rot will calm those labs off, teach them the value of a good nap. the males are not over rambunctious about sport. they like to study their property and patrol the grounds.

Are Jack Russells Faster Runners Than Labrador Retrievers?

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

My dad thinks that Labrador retreivers are faster than jack russells. but i saw this little jack russell out run my lab. my dad says that he wants a very accurate answer…pleaz help me prove my dad wrong!

I doubt that any jack russell can outrun my lab because he is in very good physical condition and has really long legs. However, I’m sure that there are some labs that are much slower than mine.

What Size Do You Consider Labrador Retrievers?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I need to know if the Labrador retriever is a medium sized dog , or a large sized dog.
Thanx in advance !

Most breed standards say its is a medium sized dog. But undoubtedly there are many Labrador Retrievers that are over the standard for height as well as weight.

http://www.ukcdogs.com/WebSite.nsf/Breeds/LabradorRetriever

http://www.akc.org/breeds/labrador_retriever/index.cfm

Can Labrador Retrievers Live Outside Most of the Time?

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

i really want a dog but my mom has allergies and the only way for us to get a yellow lab is if it lives outside. we would bring him/her into a room at night or in bad weather. is this okay?

That is fine: but it will cost more money, and be more dangorous and health-hazordous for the dog.

if you do by chance leave a pup outside, make sure it gets enough socializing!
you will also have to buy stronger meds for heartworm, fleas, ticks, etc. and a covered dog house, a fence, and more.
since your parent is allergetic to dogs, i would see if getting one with minimal hair and no shedding would be better. I would hate for a retriever to be left out side, but it is fine to do.