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Blacky
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Blacky

Paty :)
Labrador Retriever
Male
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There are two types of Labradors, the English Labrador and the American Labrador. The English bred lab comes from English bred stock. Their general appearance is different. The English bred labs are heavier, thicker and blockier. The American bred Lab comes from American bred stock and is tall and lanky. The double coat is smooth and does not have any waves. Coat colors come in solid black, yellow, or chocolate. There is also said to be a rare silver or gray color that is referred to by the AKC as a shade of chocolate. This color is controversial and some claim it is a Weimaraner cross, while others say it is a true mutation. The head of the labrador is broad with a moderate stop. The nose is thick, black on black and yellow dogs and brown on chocolate dogs. The nose color often fades and is not considered a fault in the show ring. The teeth should meet in a scissors or level bite. The muzzle is fairly wide. The neck is proportionately wide and powerful. The body is slightly longer than tall. The short, hard coat is easy to care for and water-resistant. The medium sized eyes are set well apart. Eye color should be brown in yellow and black dogs and hazel or brown in chocolate dogs. Some labs can also have green or greenish yellow eyes. In silver dogs the eye color is usually gray. The eye rims are black in yellow and black dogs and brown in chocolate dogs. The ears are medium in size, hanging down and pendant in shape. The otter tail is thick at the base, gradually tapering towards the tip. It is completely covered with short hair, with no feathering. The feet are strong and compact with webbed feet which aid the dog in swimming. Temperament One of the most popular breeds in the USA, the Labrador Retriever is loyal, loving, affectionate and patient, making great family dogs.Highly intelligent, good-natured, very willing and eager to please, they are among the top choices for service dog work. They love to play, especially in water, never wanting to pass up the opportunity for a good swim. These lively dogs have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human leadership and need to feel as though they are part of the family. Labs are easily trained. Some may be reserved with strangers unless very well socialized, preferably while they are still puppies. Adult Labs are very strong, train them while they are a puppy to heel on the leash, and not to bold out doorways and gateways before the humans. These dogs are watchdogs, not guard dogs, although some have been known to guard. They can become destructive if the humans are not 100% pack leader and/or if they do not receive enough mental and physical exercise, and left too much to their own devices. Show lines are generally heavier and easier going than field lines. Field lines tend to be very energetic and will easily become high strung without enough exercise. Labs bred from English lines (English Labs) are more calm and laid back than Labradors bred from American lines. English Labs mature quicker than the American type. Height, Weight Height: Dogs 22-24 inches (56-61cm.) Bitches 21-23 inches (53-58cm.) Weight: Dogs 60-75 pounds (27-34kg.) Bitches 55-70 pounds (25-32kg.) Some males can grow to 100 pounds (45kg) or more. Health Problems Prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, PRA and eye disorders. Living Conditions Labrador Retrievers will do okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised. They are moderately active indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard. Exercise Labrador Retrievers are energetic dogs, delighted to work and play hard. They need to be taken on a daily, brisk, long walk, jog or run alongside you when you bicycle. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. They will be in their glory if you give them a job to do. Gains weight easily, do not over feed. Life Expectancy About 10-12 years Grooming The smooth, short-haired, double coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush regularly with a firm, bristle brush, paying attention to the undercoat. Bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary. These dogs are average shedders. Origin Once known as the "St John's Dogs," the Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. The Lab is native to Newfoundland, where it worked side by side with fishermen catching fish that came loose from the lines and trained to jump into the icy waters to help pull in the nets. Specimens were brought to England in the 1800's by English ships coming from Labrador. The breed was crossed with setters, spaniels and other types of retrievers to improve their instincts as a hunter. The Labrador is highly trainable and is not only popular as a family companion but also excels in: hunting, tracking, retrieving, watchdog, police work, narcotics detection, guide for the blind, service dog for the disabled, search and rescue, sledding, carting, agility, field trial competitor and competitive obedience. Group Gun Dog, AKC Sporting Recognition CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, CCR, APRI, ACR, DRA

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May 10, 2010 SneakersLUVA123
Oh my goodness, Blacky is the most beautiful Labrador Retriever I have ever laid my eyes on! How can you stand all this cute!?! I just wanna snuggle him right up! He looks very healthy and happy, and his fur is so gorgeous and shiny - you must take good care of it! Xoxo, Sneaker s P.S, Sneakers would appreciate it if you left him a comment...:P
May 10, 2010 muttlover
Whoa! What a perfect black lab! He is really retrieving I see too. That's great that he is allowed to do what he was bread to do. He must be one very happy dog!
May 10, 2010 sundayfriday
Blacky is sooooooooo handsome i hope you get adopted sweetheart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Please comment on my pups.
May 10, 2010 foxxgirl94
Blackyyy looks just like my dog!!!!!! he is soooo adorable i think i just fell in love! come comment on my puppppps (:
May 10, 2010 puppielova
What a beauuutiful lab! He reminds of a Lab we had growing up. He was pretty feisty and escaped from our yard during the mating season only to be stolen by someone. I pray Blacky gets a good home with a loving family. He sure deserves it. Could you please say something bout Blacky in his biogaphy?
Sep 2, 2010 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 1st Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Sep 2, 2010 LostOsbourne
What a sweetie. Very expressive eyes.
Sep 2, 2011 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 2nd Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Sep 2, 2011 kathy.taing
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLA !! YOU'RE SOOO VERY PRECIOUS ! & CUTE ! I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY !
Sep 2, 2012 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 3rd Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Sep 2, 2013 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 4th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Sep 2, 2014 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 5th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
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