yep, I've noticed that also. I love both these breeds, my boss has 2 yellow labs and my son and his wife have a 5 month old golden. Very nice dogs, although the golden will be really active for about 2 years. He is just so bouncy, my cocker, who is 4, can't not stand how bouncy he is. He is always in her face or bottom, she tells him off, but he keeps coming back for more. Guess he thinks she's playing..
I'm interested in a Chocolate Lab in the future. What can any one tell me about them.Do they make good inside dogs?Both of my dogs(pitties) are great either in or out. They really prefer to be in. Unless the sun is warm so they can sunbathe.If out ,do they dig a lot of holes in the yard?I know their fur is fairly short,but do they shed a lot.Any Lab people who would like to help me out I would appreciate it. Thanks.
i have a lab, and she is wonderful. i got one of the calmest in the litter, and she was still pretty wild as a puppy! at age 3 she calmed down. now she is extremely mellow, and loving. she is basically a house dog, she likes to be with her people, or where they have been if i am gone. she's very playful with the other dogs, and very gentle with my pug. they need lots of exercise the first few years, but it was easy because she would play at anything. she dug some holes, but not excessively. she chewed and chewed; socks, shoes, clothes, wood, you name it. she doesn't bark much but is very protective. loves to swim, doesn't like to retreive on land.
I guess that's because those breeds are so common they can walk down the road and find someone with a lab to give them advice? I've also heard that labs are big time chewers. I suspect this more than anything else is why they end up at so many humane societies. Well and the fact that these are high energy dogs that a mere walk or two a day isn't enough to satisfy the exercise needs of. I've also heard that labs and goldens both thrive on human companionship. If you try to make them into outside dogs with little contact with humans, they literally are basket cases trying to get closer to you.
we have a chocolate lab and he weighs in at almost 100lbs!!!he is so sweet when he wants to be. loves to "mouth" off at you and just wants to be in your lap!!!! but he is very protective of our yard and strange male dogs.he is worse than our pitties, but his agreession is kept under control.labs make great pets and family dogs.
Hi Everyone! I just was browsing and happend upon your forum here! My name is Tina and I have been a breeder of Labrador Retrievers for about 7 years. I have always been involved with the breed and canine training since I was 10 years old (which was quite awhile ago!) I love all dogs but the Labrador stole my heart a long time ago. We actively compete in AKC,UKC/HRC and NAHRA sanctioned events with our labs and our daughter has recently decided to get involved in Junior Showmanship. We own all 3 colors and there is no difference in temperment in colors,,, it all comes from the breeding. When breeding color is a factor depending on what you want, but it is just as important to breed for temperment as well as health. We firmly believe in OFA and CERF health clearances, in an effort to minimize the chance for hip and elbow displyasia. When looking for a Labrador make sure that you recieve a health guarantee at the time of purchase. We have 5 labradors and one more due to arrive in August from a breeder friend of mine in Georgia, so you could pretty much say we are lab-a-holics around here! Anyway, gotta go for now, but I look forward to to reading more posts and getting to know everyone better!
rockcreeklabs, you sound like a great breeder, my boss got hers from Canvasbacklabs, also good with the ofa certs and all the others. her young one does, agility, novice, and field, has gotten lots of ribbons already. she will be 4 in july. very small lab, but gorgeous.
Hi therapymom! I am familiar with Canvasbacklabs although I do not know them personally. They have a beautiful line tho! Agility looks like alot of fun and I would one day like to try it, but for now I have my hands full with our hunt/tracking competitions. thanks for posting it was nice to hear from ya! Tina
I have two Labs. One Chocolate lab named splash he is a wonderful one in a million dog. He is our Bird Dog. He is a pheasant finding fool for us. He has been asked and pre-booked for a club that my husbands bird club. He was so easy to train and he loves being outside when it warms up and has a kennel he stays in,but when the cold comes he is in the house...it is all about being spoiled...hahaha I also have a female yellow Lab named Jewel. She came to me over a year ago because I asked for another baby and got a yellow lab. *S* Now she is my stubborn dog. she is not a lovey lovey dog. nothing like Splash she is i will lay here and don't bother me. she minds well but she has her moments. I think most of all dogs are good depending on how much training there is and time spent on the dog from the owner.. But all in all I think Labs are on the top of the list for me... I do hope in time I will breed my chocolate and yellow and try the breeding, see how she does and how well the people around us are to wanting labs. but they are so darn cute as puppies. one more thing I have to say canvasbacklabs you have beautiful dogs.. so beautiful.... good luck to all with there dogs.
I was looking for a dog to rescue and saw this spot about Labs so I had to respond! I have a 10 yr old Lab whom I have had since a baby. I love her like my own child. Her name is storm, she is out of Mesquite Flat Kennels in Tx and I doubt I will ever have such a fantastic dog again. She has been my best friend for her entire life. My boys both learned to pull up and walk with her sweet patient assistance. She is a total retriever and used to run down a frisbee as far as i could toss it and catch it perfectly in the air every time. Now she grudgingly has to let them land first due to she has lost a lot of speed this last year but we still play every day. If I had a dime for every throw! I cannot imagine life without her at my side, without her hogging the covers at night or resting her head on my lap on the sofa. But reality is she is getting older. I am just now beginning to look for a dog to be an addition to our family and maybe hopefully soften the blow in the next few years when my storm passes. My problem is my fiance doesn't want another inside dog!!! He just absolutely does NOT understand. We are compromising and he thinks a standard poodle would be ok inside. (he just hates shedding, not dogs) But , I will always want another Lab.
I am getting a blonde lab this week he is only 8 weeks old we are getting him from my husband good friend they raise and breed them. i am so excited i also have a 1 year old son so i thought they could greow up togther i have heard this dogs r great and from my freinds dog r very loving my son played with the daddy everytime we go see them. now we are thinking on names what do you think about these. North, Sailor, Captain, Jet