Chocolate Lab Puppies for Sale
Overview: Chocolate Lab Puppies
The chocolate-colored coat matches the personality – as sweet as a chocolate bar! Their famously kind and gentle temperaments make Chocolate Labs an ideal family dog, especially if you have young children. Many top-tier breeders often have Chocolate Lab puppies for sale as they are such an in-demand breed. This popularity is well-deserved because they are gentle, obedient, and easy to train – even for somewhat complicated tasks. Not only are Chocolate Lab puppies a beloved member of many families, but they are also one of the most common choices as guide dogs and home helper dogs.
For many years, all Labs were black. However, over years of breeding, the distinctive chocolate fur came to the forefront in Britain in 1892. After slowly gaining popularity throughout the years, the first Chocolate Labrador Retriever was registered with the American Kennel Club in America in 1940. While all Labradors make fantastic pets and have these winning traits, for some chocolate lovers, Chocolate Labs are a must-have!
Interestingly, the brown color is attributed to carefully breeding dogs with a select set of recessive genes. While some studies suggest that these brown Labradors have a slightly shorter lifespan than other colored Labs, this is still a very healthy dog breed!
While it may be hard to imagine these gentle giants as rugged hunters, that is their origin. Their ancestors were first bred as fishing dogs (and the breed still loves water today!). In the 19th century, the breed transitioned from being a fishing dog to being a specialized gun dog used for hunting and retrieving game. As a result, when the breed was recognized by the AKC in 1917, they were grouped as sporting dogs.
If you’re considering bringing home one of these Chocolate Labs for sale, you’ll find an easy-to-love fur-ever family member!
- Country of Origin: Canada
- Weight: 50 - 85 lbs
- Height: 22 - 25 inches
- Color: If you are looking for a Chocolate Labrador Retriever puppy for sale, coat color is probably important to you. The American Kennel Club restricts acceptable colors to chocolate, black, and yellow. However, white, English Cream, silver, and red are also popular coat colors for this breed.
Chocolate Labrador Retriever Temperament
If you want to adopt a Chocolate Lab puppy, chances are good it’s because you know all about their famously fantastic personalities. All breeds of Labrador Retrievers are known for being kind and gentle – and this trait runs especially strong with the chocolate-colored sweeties. While these dogs are very friendly to strangers, they have even more affection to give to their beloved families. Your Chocolate Lab puppy or adult will be happiest spending time with their favorite people. If you have young children, a lab is a great fit, as this breed is usually quite tolerant of the horseplay of small children who are still learning how to interact with pets.
Just like many people, Chocolate Labs enjoy both downtime – especially if it involves being pampered by their family – and active high-energy fun. We recommend daily exercise, which can include anything from fetch, to tag, or even frisbee games.
Chocolate Lab Health Problems & Considerations
We always encourage any family looking for Chocolate Lab puppies for sale to be aware of relevant health info. The average Chocolate Lab lifespan is between 9 and 11 years. While this is a generally healthy breed, there are a few congenital issues you’ll want to know about before committing to them. The most common Chocolate Lab health problem is hip dysplasia, which occurs more commonly in older and overweight dogs. This is just one of the reasons to make exercise a common part of your time with a Chocolate Lab puppy or fully grown adult. Another problem that occurs in overweight labs is joint and movement issues. The other most common Chocolate Lab health problems are:
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
- Elbow Dysplasia
As is the case with any dog, when you bring home a Chocolate Labrador, make sure that you have a good vet to handle routing vaccinations and check-ups as well as emergency health problems.
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Chocolate Lab Coat Care
In general, Chocolate Lab coat care is easy compared to many other dog breeds which require weekly or daily work. Labrador Retrievers all have double coats, which includes an under layer of short hairs and a slightly longer top layer. This coat is useful for repelling water and keeping them cool in warmer temperatures – and warm in cooler ones. Their coat is also noted to be slightly dry and oily. Chocolate Lab coat care is fairly minimal and considered low maintenance. The coat should be brushed with a firm bristle brush 2 – 3 times per month to minimize shedding. In addition to that, baths are needed fairly infrequently. What is more crucial is ensuring that their toenails are well cared for throughout the year.
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