Silver Lab – The Facts About Silver Labrador Retriever:
The Silver Labrador Retriever breed originated from the American Shorthair dog. They are known as “silver” because they have a very light color of coat. Their coats come in many colors including black, chocolate brown, red, white and other shades. These dogs are not only beautiful but also very intelligent and loyal companions.
They are affectionate with their owners and will always follow your commands. They love children and make wonderful family pets. However, they do require a lot of exercise so it’s best if you keep them indoors most of the time. Some prefer to play outside while others like to stay inside all day long.
Silver Labs are very good watchdogs which means they enjoy watching over their masters and other animals around them. They are also excellent guard dogs. You need to train them well before they become aggressive towards strangers or even other dogs.
Because of their intelligence, they’re also great at learning new things quickly and can learn tricks too. They love attention and will often nuzzle up against you when you pet them. They tend to be quiet but once trained, they’ll happily bark out orders to get what they want!
As mentioned earlier, they’re very affectionate and will always enjoy your company. They love to play in the water and will happily swim for hours if you take them to a lake or river. They also love to catch Frisbees and will jump into any body of water.
Silver labs are prone to hip displaysia, eye issues, skin allergies, thyroid issues and heart disease. Some are also allergic to certain types of foods and require special attention in this area.
Silver Lab is a very beautiful dog with a lot of energy and great for first-time owners. They love to play outside and require a lot of attention. This breed can coexist well with children and other pets. If you’re interested in this breed, it’s best to contact a breeder and tell them what you expect from such a dog.
You may be wondering how to choose a good breeder when there are so many out there. Here are some tips to follow when looking for one:
Research the different breeders in your area. It’s best to find one close by so you can regularly visit for check-ups and vet visits.
Never ever buy a dog from a pet store. These dogs are overpriced and the money is going towards helping greedy people instead of nice ones.
Always meet the parent dogs before you decide on whether to get a puppy or not.
Ask the breeder about testing that’s been done on parent dogs and whether health certificates have been provided for them. Make sure you get copies of everything.
Make sure you meet other Silver Labs that have come from this breeder to see the quality of work they produce.
See whether the breeder has a contract ready for you to sign or not. It should include information about taking your puppy back if your circumstances change or anything else that may be relevant.
Ask the breeder about health issues and what tests have been done to ensure your puppy won’t have any in the future.
We all want our furry friends to stay with us for as long as possible, but this isn’t always realistic. You should always be prepared for the worst and hoping for the best. That’s why it’s important to get a health guarantee from the breeder that lasts at least for two years.
If you follow these tips, you’re sure to find the best Silver Labrador Retriever breeder out there. If you’re happy with your new friend, don’t forget to share pictures with your friends online!
Sources & references used in this article:
- Spongy Degeneration of White Matter in the Central Nervous System of Silver Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) (G Hagen, I Bjerkås – Veterinary pathology, 1990 – journals.sagepub.com)
- O’Dell Labs (J Norton – odelllabs.com)
- Leucoencephalomalacia and cerebral white matter vacuolar degeneration in two related Labrador retriever puppies (TM Neer, JN Kornegay – Journal of veterinary internal medicine, 1995 – Wiley Online Library)