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    Bob Pr. is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultQuestion re: Lab elbow calluses

    My black Lab, Bess, had a callus on both elbows and I've noticed a number of black Labs that also have them.

    Puff shows no signs of developing them (so far) and -- as far as I can tell -- there's little difference in the types or places/surfaces for sleeping chosen by Bess or Puff. And I don't recall seeing any yellow Labs with them.

    I've seen a number of black Labs with them -- especially the bench (stockier, blockier) types.

    Is there more liklihood of black Labs developing them?

    And what about chocolates?

    Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]

    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
    http://forum.justlabradors.com/showt...?p=748#post748

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    Libby is yellow and has them. I think they're getting more prominent with age. How old is Puff again? Libby's 8.

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    All three of mine have (had) minor ones, Bob.

    Paddy (yellow, of course) had small patches and I kept them soft with bag balm or just any other moisturizer. Seamus and Flynn have them but they are not much to speak of. Seamus, while I'm thinking about it, has a bare belly though. Since he was a baby! This bare streak about 6" wide down his belly.

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    Baloo has little ones, they almost disappear in the winter when he's constantly sleeping on soft surfaces. I also use bag balm, good stuff, that.
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    Princess has them and she has always slept on a doggie bed.
    She does lay on the hardwoods and tile sometimes in the summer, but mostly she is a couch potato. Hers are very noticible.

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    Tucker and Frankie both have them. They're always lying on the hardwood floors or the deck though. Well, when they're not on the couch or our bed.



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    Our Lab doesn't have them yet but our Golden does...she is older.

    I swear sometimes the way our Lab plops herself down on the floor it sounds like she could break her elbows!!

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    Maggie is now 3 and she is just starting to show signs of a callus on one elbow. She mostly lays on the deck while we are gone for work during the day. We can't put a bed out there because she has eaten too many of them! She has pieces of carpet to relax on, but I think she just prefers the wood decking or she does have access to the grass side yard. Although when we come home she is always on the deck with the cats.
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    Thanks -- Puff is 8 and when she's napping, it's usually in her upholstered chair, my bed, or on carpeted floor.

    With Bess, we did have more floors of hardwood or slate -- that must've made the difference.

    Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]

    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
    http://forum.justlabradors.com/showt...?p=748#post748

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    taylor and luke are both black. luke's patches are much larger than taylors. luke is several years older, but taylor seeks out soft places when laying down, so i expect her elbow calluses to stay small even when she is older.

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