Can't believe I am asking this, but I am going to. Are chocolate labs different compared to yellow or black? Many years ago my dad used to tell me "man, those chocolate are crazy, the most energenic, wild, etc." and I thought there is no way that can be true. Fast forward to this am when the invisable fence people were out, 30+ years experience with dogs, and they mentioned that chocolate labs are the crazy ones because they are a hybrid lab. I say no myself they are nuts....but here I am asking the experts. So, are the chocolate labs different when it comes to behavior, etc??
Oh yes... But that could also be because I'm blond, so put a hyper (hybrid at that) chocolate lab with a dumb blonde and you have a receipe for stupidity and disaster.
Seriously.... my chocolate lab is one of the calmest non-hyper labs you'll meet....
Last edited by Neska74; 09-06-2012 at 04:44 PM.
Hi, I will try to answer this question
Dog is ''good or bad'' as what his genetics..A dog that is descended from hunting-work lines,s more alive than others..It is so-It is an inborn gene.Such a thing not determined of color..Labrador can learn many things,but it is an acquired reflex,for something like that,color is not important..Also, a dog that is kept in poor conditions, can act crazy
Last edited by nescafe; 09-06-2012 at 04:56 PM.
Yes, they are different. Their fur is brown. Otherwise, no difference.
they should not. colour is not related to temperament or health. you can get all three colours within the same litter
one explanation for this "theory" is that the chocolate is a recessive gene. So overall you get fewer chocolates than black/yellow. so when the colour became popular, people were breeding any chocolate dog to get the colour, with no regards to temperament or health. Leading to less healthy (also heard about chocos having more allergies and other health problems) and less than ideal temperament. or maybe owners getting chocolates for the colour but not exercising/training them adequately.
what the heck did they mean by hybrid though? a chocolate lab is a lab like any other?
Last edited by Tanya; 09-06-2012 at 05:23 PM.
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
I would question the level of expertise of the invisible fence people if they think chocolates are "hybrid". That's nonsense. There were always chocolate dogs - they were just not preferred many years ago and usually culled. The gene pool for chocolate dogs is narrower which (when they got popular) made for unscrupulous breeders reproducing less than stellar examples - which led to a rep that they were flawed. Its not about the color - it's about the breeding practice.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
We acquired a chocolate lab from the local dog pound last fall. We've had her long enough to see her temperament. I can't speak for the blacks or yellows as I've never owned one. We've had various breeds over the years. Our chocolate is sweet and very calm. From day one, we were able to let her run the house free while we are gone with no issues. If this is what most chocolate (or any other color) labs are like, bring them on! I think that I will always own a lab until I am too old to handle a dog.
Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail. - Unknown
Someone told me they were harder to train. lolRecently a man told me when his black Lab goes he is getting chocolate because they are more laid back.
Tess my chocolate girl is the mild one.Erns the black boy is the crazy one.