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What To Know About Black Labradors

May 28, 2008
When trying to select which type or breed of dog is best for you and your family, it is important to really take some time and try to learn as much about the different breeds as possible. This will help make sure that you are picking the right breed for your family and for your lifestyle. After a lot of consideration, a lot of people find themselves wanting to look at Black Labradors, as out of all of the Labrador types this seems to be a popular choice.

Also, these dogs are widely known for their ability to work side by side with law enforcement officials in investigation work. They are incredible work dogs as well as incredible house pets and for some, they are a little of both at the same time. This breed is smart but does need housebroken in order to stay in line, as they will not automatically know the rules of your home.

It is important to understand just what type of dog you will have on your hands once your Black Labrador is full grown because they are not puppies forever. This breed does grow into a pretty big dog with their weight normally coming in at sixty five to eighty pounds for the males and fifty five to seventy pounds for the females. These dogs can easily become over weight if proper diet and exercise is not given so make sure you do all you can to prevent that as there are serious health risks involved when there is obesity.

As far as the look of the Labrador types, they are all pretty much the same besides some color difference. The all have this straight tail that helps them to swim as it acts like a little rudder in order to help them change direction while swimming. Their smooth and short coat also makes a great addition as it helps them swim being it is almost waterproof. An important thing to remember is that the tail is pretty strong and a good whack to the head of a baby can really hurt so watch the little ones on the floor.

When a family is considering Black Labradors as their possible choice for a pet, there are still more things to love about them then what has already been mentioned. This breed is an extremely gentle breed despite its size so they make a great addition to a home that has children.

They are also not very aggressive or territorial like some other breeds and this is great because those things can cause trouble from time to time. Also, the owner needs to keep in mind to watch their personal belongings, as this dog does like to chew. But, as long as proper training is given, this habit will cease.

And in case having a great deal of independence is important to you, know that the females are more self-sufficient then the males. And you need to keep in mind that this breed does not reach full maturity until about three years of age, which means you will have three years of nonstop puppy action.

Also, in order to keep your pet at a safe weight, you really need to watch how much the dog eats because they will eat and eat until they become obese.
About the Author
About the author: Brooke Sunderland is a passionate lover of the Labrador and has a popular website that can teach you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Labrador. Among other topics there, you will find out more about Labrador Puppies plus a whole lot more.
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