Charcoal Lab: The Dilute Black Labrador Retriever
The dilute black lab puppy is one of the most popular breeds for sale in Pa. There are many reasons why they are so popular.
They have a very friendly personality, they look cute when dressed up and their coloring makes them ideal for wedding photos or other photo shoots. Their popularity increases with every year since their birth. They are not only adorable but they are also extremely loyal and loving dogs. One of the main reasons why these puppies are so popular is because they come from such a small litter, which means that there will always be at least one left over to breed with other litters. These puppies tend to live longer than regular litters and it’s believed that they may even outlive their owners.
They do require some special care though. Most of all, they need lots of exercise!
You must provide plenty of toys and love to keep them happy. If you don’t, they might become bored and start getting aggressive towards each other. You’ll want to make sure that your home environment is safe for them too. Make sure you have a good quality dog bed, toys and chew bones available for them to play with. These dogs also need regular grooming since they don’t have that protective layer of fur like other labrador retrievers do. It’s best to take them to a professional groomer at least once every month.
This is the perfect dog for families and those who live in apartments. They are extremely playful and affectionate, but they do have a habit of getting bored easily.
You’ll need to keep them engaged with things to do, or else they’ll find something to do on their own. They aren’t great as guard dogs since they are very friendly with everyone, even strangers. It is very important that you start training these dogs when they are puppies. If you don’t, they will get out of hand fast and will be nearly impossible to train later on.
These dogs get along well with children and other pets. They are not aggressive at all so they make a great family pet.
Since their coat color comes in many different shades of black, they are more susceptible to the sun. It’s best that you always put sunscreen on them when you go outside for long periods of time. These dogs shed their fur quite a bit, especially during the spring and fall months.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Malignant uveal schwannoma with peripheral nerve extension in a 12-week-old color-dilute Labrador Retriever (FD Duke, LBC Teixeira, LE Galle, N Green… – Veterinary …, 2015 – journals.sagepub.com)
- O’Dell Labs (J Norton – odelllabs.com)
- Breed‐related dermatoses (J Vanderwyk)
- A Third MLPH Variant Causing Coat Color Dilution in Dogs (KS Coyner – Clinical Atlas of Canine and Feline Dermatology, 2019 – Wiley Online Library)