There are two types of Labrador retrievers you can find from AKC breeders: the English Labrador and the American Labrador. While they are both Labs, there are distinct differences in their body type, as well as the personalities. Understanding the difference will help you choose the right breed for your family. American Labrador The American […]
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Those Labrador puppies that you see in the pet store look so cute and you probably feel badly that they are cooped up in those tiny cages with no place to go. In addition, it is so much more convenient to just drop into the local pet store and pick out a puppy. However, once […]
Bringing home a new puppy can be one of the most exciting things you can do. Labrador puppies are known for their affection, energy and devotion and have become the most popular canine breed in America. Cute to look at, Labs are fast learners; however, there are some things that you should be aware of before you make the decision to purchase a lab.
While you are in the process of picking the perfect puppy for your home, you will be confronted with hundreds of breeds to choose from. More and more Americans are turning to the Labrador Retriever to complete their family. Labs are, in general, fun and affectionate dogs, making them ideal for families. Choosing what type of Labrador to purchase is the next step – and the Black Lab is one of the best of the breed.
Like every pet, Labradors are prone to specific health problems – most notably hip dysplasia. This disorder causes the hip joint to malform and can range from mild cases to very severe. The worst cases require treatment and often surgery. Many dogs from this breed also suffer from one or two eye disorders, and epilepsy can be a problem for many.
Dogs, unlike human beings, can’t speak up and let you know if they don’t feel well. That’s why, if you’re a conscientious Labrador Retriever owner, you need to know how to read your lab, and sense behavior that is “out of the ordinary” for your specific pet.
The ownership of a Labrador Retriever can be a wonderful addition to your family. Yet like any other ‘new addition,’ either human or animal, a Lab brings with it a whole host of duties and responsibilities.