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

Labrador Rescue Dog Training

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Have you ever wondered how rescue dog training worked? After all, they are able to find victims, regardless as to whether they are alive or dead, whenever a tragedy or disaster strikes.

A Dog’s Ability For Rescue Dog Training

There are some dogs who have a magnificent sense of smell. Since they are smaller than humans, they can also penetrate small areas where humans cannot reach. All of this, combined with their rescue dog training, makes them well worth the praise they get. This is especially true because they think that this work is fun.

An important part of rescue dog training is teaching these dogs to be focused on the task at hand, regardless of what else may be going on around them. Of course, different breeds of dogs are better able to do this. For this reason, different dogs have different jobs. A Bloodhound is renowned for their ability as a search dog while Newfoundland’s are used in avalanche rescues and Labrador Retrievers are the absolute best cadaver dog in the world. You will also find that German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois and Golden Retrievers are also very good at tracking and following scents.

It is highly recommended that dogs who love to play participate in rescue dog training because they will do anything to receive a reward.

How Rescue Dog Training Works

Rescue dog training focuses upon a dog’s sense of smell. With their sense of smell they are able to pick out a target odor amongst millions of different odors. So, whenever a dog is tracking a person, it will focus upon the scent of skin cells that come off of the human body. They can even be sensed in the water in cases of drownings. In rescue dog training these dogs are trained to sniff the air and follow the scent to find the victim.

Of course there are other things that a rescue dog is trained to look for. In rescue dog training, a dog is also trained to take the right position so that the rescue can be executed. From there, a dog must also learn how to use everything that is has been trained to do as a single exercise. Another important part of rescue dog training is for the human to learn how to read the dog’s eyes. Since a dog’s eyes can be very expressive it can also read the handler’s mood. This is 1 of the many non-verbal signals that a dog will learn during its rescue dog training.

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 Is the Maximum Height and Weight for Black Labrador Retrievers ?

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

If you buy a Black Labrador Retriever when they are 10 weeks old and you feed them properly how tall and how heavy they will be by 3 years of age ?

The dogs coat color has nothing to do with it’s size. That is pretty obvious. Breed standards are Nothing but an " ideal, show quality requirement. Every dog in every breed can vary from the standard. Expect ANYTHING. I have seen registered labs anywhere from 40 pounds to over 120 pounds.

What Is the Maximum Height and Weight for Black Labrador Retrievers ?

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

If you buy a Black Labrador Retriever when they are 10 weeks old and you feed them properly how tall and how heavy they will be by 3 years of age ?

The dogs coat color has nothing to do with it’s size. That is pretty obvious. Breed standards are Nothing but an " ideal, show quality requirement. Every dog in every breed can vary from the standard. Expect ANYTHING. I have seen registered labs anywhere from 40 pounds to over 120 pounds.

Is the Labrador Retriever Good for Blind People?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I have a blind friend who would like a guide dog, and she said she really likes Labrador Retrievers. If I were to get her this breed of dog, is it a breed that can be trained as a guide dog for the blind?

There are MANY organizations who train guide dogs for the blind. There are also many steps beyond just "I’m blind, I’m going to go out and buy a service dog"

Simply purchasing any old puppy and expecting him to "do his job" or trying to train him yourself will likely result in failure.

I suggest that you start contacting local groups.

But to answer your question: Yes. Labrador Retrievers are probably the most used breed for service dogs.

Where Would I Be Able to Purchase a Miniature Chocolate Labrador in California?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Serious answers only, please. No lectures on how it’s bad will be accepted. Thank you.
I do not mean mixed. I mean miniature. Preferably 35 pounds or less.

No miniature labrador exsist. If someone says it miniature its A guaranteed MIX! with probably a Spaniel most likely. You may get slightly smaller labradors that are around 50pounds, but there still not consider minature.

"…rare miniature Labradors" Oh goodie. A labrador for apartment dwellers! There is no such thing as a miniature Lab. There are dwarf labradors. Health risks that come with dwarfism includes crippling joint disease and blindness

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by PurpleDog on Oct 24 2007 (32 months ago)

There are no Miniature Labrador Retrievers, although you can get a field-bred type lab who will most likely be smaller and lighter than a big old show type lab with a blocky head.

If you want a 35pound dog try a Cocker Spaniel!

Puppies advertised as Miniature Labradors are probably bred from undersized parents and there is no guarantee that said puppies would not grow to meet the size described in the Standard for the breed. The ethics of a breeder that purposefully breeds for incorrect size must be questioned. Please refer to the Official Standard for the Labrador Retriever under the menu option Breed Standard on this site.

Labrador Breeders

http://www.cinderhilllabs.info/html/nursery.html

http://www.saddlehilllabs.com/

http://www.talimar.com/dogs.htm

http://www.baysidelabs.com/

Chocolate Labradors purebred and mixes

http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?N=25&Ne=5&Nf=coords|GCGT+36.173729848188%2C-119.8244+-1&Ns=coords%2836.173729848188%2C-119.8244%29||shelter_id||animal_type||pet_breed_1||pet_breed_2&Ntk=animal_type|pet_breed|record_type|status&Ntt=Dog|Chocolate+Labrador+Retriever|pet|A&distance=0&lat=36.173729848188&location=Ca&lon=-119.8244&startsearch=Search

Do Silver Labradors Have More Health Problems Because of Their Color and Genetic Make Up?

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

I’m wanting to a Labrador puppy. I love the silver colored ones, but I’m sure if they will be more pron to getting disorders. If anyone could point me towards a good Labrador breeder in Texas that would be great as well. Thank You!

There are no known health problems associated with color in Labradors.

A recessive gene for the dilution affect is responsible for the lighter coloring. Charcoal results from the dilution of black and Silver results from the dilution of chocolate http://www.vetdnacenter.com/canine-dna-coat-color.html

There are actually plenty of examples of AKC registered silver and charcoal labrador retrievers… http://www.charcoalandsilverlabs.com …even though it is considered a disqualification by the breed standard. At one time in the breed’s history chocolate was also considered a fault.

The subject is one of great debate among breeders although there are also several other recessive traits and disorders that should hold greater weight when making breeding decisions.

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