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The Fun and Versatile Black Labrador Retriever

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 labrador, labradors, active labradors, labrador trainingRetriever 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 all Labs, Black Labs are super intelligent.  Recent years have shown a huge increase in the number of Black Labs being used as service dogs.  Police departments are turning to this specific breed to assist them with their investigations, and many organizations who train service dogs for the blind or disabled believe the Black Labrador is the best breed choice for their needs.  For the everyday owner, this super intelligence means training is relatively easy.

Labs are adorable as puppies and always seem to have paws that are slightly too big – they grow up though.  It’s important to remember that your Black Lab male will weigh between 65 and 110 pounds. The females weigh slightly less.  The dogs are athletic and muscular.  Their coats are quite dense and, unfortunately, prone to shedding, sometimes year round.  Proper diet and grooming can help keep your black lab healthy and happy and prevent extra shedding.

labrador, labradors, active labradors, labrador trainingOne of the benefits of the breed is their lack of aggression.  They are known for their gentle and peaceful natures, making them ideal for families with small children.  All Labs love to chew, so in order to protect your furniture, shoes, and other items, be sure to provide plenty of chew toys and train your pet pal to use them.

Black Labradors serve a variety of purposes, from assisting the police to playing with a child. Learning a bit about them before you purchase one will make the decision easier for you.

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  1. This is a news for me. Thanks ! I never knew that color of a Lab can influence their intelligence. Good info.