LABRADOR RETRIEVER

Age: 14 weeks
D.O.B.: 10/07/2017
Gender: Male

Allergy Scale: 1 - Won't Work

Activity Level: Active

Shedding: Will Shed

Expected Size: 75-85 lbs.


There eight in this litter, we are selling two males and two females, they are all a chocolate in color. This litter will come with an application for registration with AKC. Mom and dad are both pure Labs and both are registered with AKC. Mom is chocolate and she weighs 70#. Dad is chocolate and he weighs 85#. We will be selling this litter as pet quality and companion only, although they are registered we do not guarantee breeding or show potential.


About This Breed:


 

The Labrador Retriever originates from Newfoundland Canada and is a descendent of the Newfoundland dog. They were bred to hunt in the water and to pull boats, this is still true today, and they love the water. The Lab was recognized by AKC in 1917 and rose quickly in popularity. They are large, muscular and sturdy. They are very friendly, lively and enjoy a good game and playtime. They are loyal, obedient, kind-hearted and devoted to their family and are great with children of all ages and other pets. Make sure and watch when the pup is at that bouncy stage that they don’t accidentally hurt anyone little. They have a very keen sense of smell. They are generally athletic, especially as puppies. A young pup is active, playful, and clumsy. A Lab will need plenty of exercise. They will enjoy long walks especially if there is a field around and of course a pool or pond will put them in heaven. They will be accepting of strangers so they may not make the best alarm system. They are likely to get away with mischief if you let them. They are a highly intelligent dog but are eager to please their owners. Use this during training time. This one will be able to learn multiple tricks and possibly fly ball. Training should be relatively easy, keep it direct and positive, always use praise and some treats. A stern voice when they have done something wrong should be enough. They will have a gentle nature about them. Make sure that you remain Alpha in the house, they will have the ability to outwit you. Their coat is short, thick, dense and weather resistant, they will shed. Grooming should not be too difficult, to minimize shedding they will need combed out several times a week with a slicker brush to pull out dead hairs. A trip to the groomers should not be necessary unless you want them to bathe them and tidy them up. You can also take them to a self-wash place which will be much easier than your bath tub. The Lab is known for overeating causing obesity and also bloat. I highly recommend that you use an elevated food and water dish. I also suggest that food be left out at all times. Contrary to what you may think, with his food being left out he will only eat when he is hungry and not gorge because he is being schedule feed twice a day, this is what actually causes overeating. This is a great family dog that will adapt too many different lifestyles.