labrador puppies

The Labrador Retriever Has a Waterproof Coat

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

There is no doubt that the Labrador is a very popular pet that is most sought after. Before buying a dog of this breed you must know if you are fitting to each other, so you must research about its traits, needs, uses, costs and requirements. When you choose a Labrador dog check first for its quality (breeding) and for any type of disorders, like temper or genetic defects or diseases.

The Labredor Retriever Is A Crossbreed Of Newfoundland Dog

The Labrador can trace its origins to the island of Newfoundland and is thought to be a descendant of the St. John’s Water dog that is now extinct, which was a crossbred between a native water dog and the Newfoundland with whom the Labrador is closely related. This breed got its name Labrador from the Earl of Malmesbury as well as other breeders in England to set it apart from the Newfoundland dog. Maybe the most distinguishing feature of the Labrador breed is its’ love for water, the dogs of this breed beeing used for a long time by fishermen to help them with the nets, by grabing the floating corks at their end and dragging them towards the shore, reason because they called it the Labrador retriever.

The temperament of Labrador is one of good balance as well as remarkable versatility and it is able to adapt to many functions as well as makes for a very good pet dog. They are very inteligent and usually obedient dogs having none of the bad genetic traits of other breeds and mostly excel with their retrieving abilities. They like to grab and hold different objects but also to chew them and need training to abstain from this habit. Its water dog ascendance gave these dog a water proof coat.

Physical Features

The retrieving abilities of the Labrador breed are based on its physical appearence, of a medium sized and having athletic prowess dog. The main features that sets apart this breed are the short, dense and water resistant coat, the otter like tail, the clean-cut head with the broad back skull and a moderate stop. As a good retriever dog they have powerful jaw you barely remark because of their friendly eyes in which you can see the expression of thier intelligence and quiet sound temperament.

One of the physical characteristics that could disqualify a Labrador retriever as they are presented to any of the official dog contest is their height at the withers, which must be between 22 1/2 and 24 1/2 inches for a male and around an inch less for a female, beeing allowed of half inch. The females usually weight 10 pounds less than males, that can reach from 65 to 80 pounds.

Owning a Labrador would certainly be advantageous as this breed is easy to train and can perform various tasks and is a good companion as well that does not get too aggressive. One can expect many years of good companionship and trouble free ownership of this versatile and pleasing breed. You must consider this is an active and playful dog that likes to explore its new home and will keep you occupied all day long. You can learn more of the Labrador history and habits from this website.

The Labrador dogs have teir origin in the Newfoundland island, their ancestors beeing the Saint John’s water dogs. These dogs are characterized by their shot but waterproof coat, the tail of the shape of an otter and a clean-cut head with a moderate stop. The abilities of the Labrador retriever developed during the time they were helping fishermen to retrive their fishing net from the sea.

How Much Do Purebreed Golden Retriever or Labrador Puppies Cost?

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

I am wanting to buy a Golden Retriever/Lab puppy! I am a teen and have brought a Cocker Spaniel puppy all by myself and I have paid for her shots, food, toys, cage, id tag, treats and etc.

I would say $400-$500 for a decent quality puppy. Show quality can easily be $1000 or more.

How Much Do Purebreed Golden Retriever or Labrador Puppies Cost?

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

I am wanting to buy a Golden Retriever/Lab puppy! I am a teen and have brought a Cocker Spaniel puppy all by myself and I have paid for her shots, food, toys, cage, id tag, treats and etc.

I would say $400-$500 for a decent quality puppy. Show quality can easily be $1000 or more.

How Big Do Labrador Puppies Grow?

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Plz Awnser

mine reached 65 lbs at 7 months but their parents were pretty small. I’ve seen some reach 90.

Plz Tell Me the Diet for a My Labrador Puppies?

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

hai… i had buy a labrador puppy … its only 1 month old… plz tell me the diet for him…. now am giving him milk and ceralac .. plz tell me a balanced diet for my puppy

Hi,

For my pets I gave them Milk which is diluted with 1/4 water. This is easy on their stomach too. Don’t give ceralac so soon. may be when he is 2 months. Later u can give bread soaked in milk so that it is soft for him to swallow. Try to give the pedigree puppy food 3rd month onvwards but only once a day the rest of the meals should be as usual.
Cook rice with some veggies like carrot, cabbage, beans etc with little chicken and blend the same. This can be given twice and milk or other light food the other 2 times.
Better if the rice is for lunch and dinner and the milk for breakfast and evenings.

Before the age of four months, puppy feeding should consist of four meals a day. These must be evenly spaced out to avoid over stretching the puppies stomach.

How Many Pounds a Week Do Labrador Puppies Gain.?

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

my puppy is 10 lbs at 7 weeks, or 1 and 3 weeks old. (i think)
i just really don’t want to do math.
how many pounds should he gain every month?

Every lab is different, and it depends on what you want with your dog.
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At birth, a Labrador puppy from average parents and an average litter (6 puppies) weighs about 1 pound or less. During the first 8 weeks of its life the puppy gains about 2 pounds a week. An 8 week old Labrador puppy weighs between 11 and 17 pounds. From 8 weeks to 26 weeks (6 months) this growth proceeds in about the same way - an average six month old Labrador weighs between 50 and 60 pounds. Dogs are heavier than bitches. After the age of 26 weeks the growth slows down. When your Labrador is one year old, the weight will be 65 to 80 pounds for dogs and 55 to 70 pounds for bitches. Between the age of one year and three years they gain another 5 to 10 pounds.
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The best way to judge what your Labrador should weigh is to estimate if his weight is appropriate for him. As a Labrador breeder, I like to see some "bone" in my Labradors, and since thrifty feeding during the first six months often is at the expense of the "bone", I like to see some "puppy fat" in my puppies. This puppy fat disappears at adolescence, it serves as a source of energy and it cushions and insulates vital organs.
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Start just by looking at your puppy from the side. If you don’t see any ribs at all, you slightly stroke from front to back over his ribcage and feel for the ribs. If you can feel them with a light touch, your puppy’s weight is perfect. If you need more pressure to feel the ribs, he is overweight and it would be better to cut back a little on his food.
If your puppy is older than six months and you want a healthy working dog, you should be able to see the outline of his last 2 to 3 ribs while he is growing but you shouldn’t see more than 5 or 6 ribs. This would be an acceptable weight for a working dog, also when he’s an adult. If you can see most of his ribs, you need to feed him more. Sadly enough, the ideal weight for a show dog is 9 to 18 pounds more than the ideal weight for a working dog.
Judging your Lab’s weight this way ensures that it is right for him and not just right for the average member of the breed. It is almost always possible to adjust the feeding schedule to ensure proper weight in a puppy fed primarily dog food. It can be harder if he is getting treats, snacks, or has access to outside food sources like the neighbours.

You can use feeding formula and schedules, but it’s still better to use the sight and feel method to make sure that your particular puppy is not too fat or too thin.

Regards,
Mike

Where Can I Find Labrador Puppies for Less Than $200 Dollars?

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

I’m looking for puppies for sale in Illinois. Puppies 5-7 weeks old.

Check your local shelter. They often have purebreds in need of a good home or you may even find a different dog that calls to you. Also try using search sites like www.petfinder.org and www.adoptapet.com.

Also I agree with what others have said- a reputable shelter/breeder would not give you a puppy that young right away because it is dangerous for the puppy’s development.

What Color Will My Labrador Puppies Be?

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

I am expecting a litter of puppies by the first week of June and I was wondering if someone was capable of telling me their possible colors as early as now.

My male Lab is yellow and was born from a yellow father and a black mother. Three of his siblings were black and three of them were yellow.

My female Lab is black and was born from a chocolate father and a yellow mother. All her siblings were black.

What are the possible colors for this litter considering the given genetic structure?

you wont know till the pups are born guessing wont help.

What Determines the Color of Labrador Puppies?

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

my yellow lab is having puppies and we want to know what are the chances of having random colores are. the dad is black.

It depends on what color the parents are and what color the parents parents might have been. Genes can skip a generation. More than likely, you will have a litter of yellow, black and brown.

Male Labrador Puppies for Sale in Atlanta Younger Than 18 Weeks?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Hello we are buying a dog for my cousins. She has been looking for a yellow male Labrador puppy for about 2 years ( this is the only dog her dad is letting her have). If you have any contacts for a lab puppy you don’t know what that would mean to her (she is a cancer surveyor). Please if you can help her find a male Labrador puppy under $ 600 you will make her supper happy. Thank you>

I recommend looking at petfinder.com and your local shelters. Labs are a dime a dozen and you can find a reasonably priced one that is fully vetted at the places I just mentioned.