Labrador Retrievers are very popular dogs for many good reasons. Unfortunately, with popularity you can also get a number of people wanting to cash in on that that breed substandard puppies in the hopes of making a few extra dollars. Whether you are looking for a pet, a hunting companion, a competition dog, or any combination of the above, you are going to want to ensure that you get a healthy dog with a good temperament that is suited to the activities you intend to pursue with him.
Have you ever looked at a litter of Labradors and wondered what determines what color the puppies are? It’s possible for two black Labs to produce an entire litter of yellow puppies or chocolate puppies. Yet, two yellow Labrador Retrievers bred together will only ever produce yellow puppies. Color genetics can be a fascinating subject. For those interested in breeding or desiring a specific color of Lab, understanding the genetics behind color will make it easier to predict what color puppies will be in the litter.
Black vs Chocolate
The average lifespan of a Labrador Retriever is between 12 to 14 years. However, dogs do not live that long if they are not healthy and do not maintain a happy life. Pretty much like you and me, dogs also need to have the right conditions to be able to live up to what are expected of them and to bring out the best in them. Since your Labrador Retriever does not have all the capacities as you do, it will definitely need your help in order to have a long and happy life. As your dog ages, it can face a lot of possibilities and challenges. Some can be easily coped, while there may be health threats that your dogs will meet and he would surely need your attention and corresponding treatment.