When I was a little girl, I was very shy and lonely. Then one day my parents brought home a little lab puppy-Jewels, and he changed my life. Then as an adult I had a few goldens- many with health problems. Because of their health issues I decided once again to get a little lab puppy with a bobbed tail named Bob. Unfortunately my track record has not been real good. Even Bob became ill. At 6 months he developed Juvenile Renal Dysplasia. Yes, even though it is not common to develop that in labs he did. He has since passed away.
But I have an unsettling question. Bob was an extremely mellow puppy until his illness began and he became soo hyper that even the vet had said something. Is this because of his age ( 6 months ) or because he was not feeling well?
All this brings me to the present. I have been waiting years for a service dog and my name has come up. I am 99.9% sure it will be a lab. If so I am sure I will have fun sharing our experiences. But if I could get an answer to my question it would put me at peace. I just need to know if he was trying to tell me something.
I have no idea and don't know anything about that disease. I think you can rest assured yor service dog will be well socialized and not hyper. I hope you have much better luck, health wise, with your new dog. Good luck!
Maxx & Emma Jean
Ozzy - 10/16/02 - 06/28/11 - Always in my heart.
Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go - but learning to start over.
Not all teenager Labs are out of control and many of those who are, become that way through owner training failure (IMHO). If you want a very mellow Lab talk to the breeder you choose about the temperament of the dogs they have and the temperament of the puppies. In every litter there are more and less active puppies. If you want a less active dog, ask for it.
And be very careful about the breeder you select. There is a lot of info on the criterion for responsible breeding elsewhere on the board.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
Hope things work out for you with your new pooch. Yes hope it is a lab. Good luck
Judy and Jack
"If you are not living on the edge you are taking up too much room."
"Jack catching a few rays."