Monday, February 28, 2011

Black Labrador

So in my previous post, I talked about Pumpkin, a Greyhound/Chihuahua mix.  Well Pumpkin has a little buddy.  Okay, maybe he isn't so little.  But he sure thinks he is!  He lets Pumpkin run circles around him, and doesn't even try to argue.  This dog is so loving and just wants the people around him to be happy.  He's a big teddy bear.  He hates thunderstorms, running inside whenever one hits.  This dog's name is Luke.  And he is a Black Lab.  Now, I'm not going to lie and say that I know for sure that Luke is a full Black Lab.  But it's the closest I could come to describing him!

Now...on to the interesting part!

General Information:
  • Most popular breed in the United States
  • There are two different kinds, American and English
  • American is tall and lanky
  • English are heavier and bulkier
  • Intelligent, even temperament, love to play, eager to please (like Luke)
  • Height: 21- 24 inches
  • Weight: 55-75 pounds

  • Prone to hip and elbow dysplasia
  • PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) and eye disorders

  • Shed seasonally
  • Brush and groom regularly
  • Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary

  • Okay indoors
  • Better to at least give this dog a decent yard to run around in

Type of Owner:
  • Great for families
  • Easily trained
  • But also need a strong pack leader to overcome their playfulness

So even if Luke isn't a purebred Black Labrador, he sure has the characteristics of one, a truly loving and playful dog. This breed is just about the cutest breed in my opinion; if only they weren't so gosh darn big!

(Thanks to AKC, Dog Breed Info, and BlackLabrador for their information!)

1 comment:

  1. The information you give on the different breeds of dogs is very detailed and helpful to keep in mind all aspects involved with owning a dog. I hope you find the perfect one for you!