Chocolate Labrador Puppies: a Jolly New Family Member
The American Kennel Club have divided purebred Labradors into three distinct colors, namely: Yellow, Chocolate, or Black. Chocolate Labradors are the rarest color variety of the three and for most of the time have been shunned in most competitions. The rich brown coloration of the chocolate lab is the direct result of one recessive gene, their brown is not constant however and can have rich variation in hues from light brown to dark chocolate brown. The eyes of the chocolate Labrador can be in shades of brown to haze and are full of loyalty and trust, making the chocolate Labrador puppy a friendly and kind addition to the family.
So what is it that you want to be expecting for exactly from the average purebred Labrador puppy. If your puppy is about eight to twelve weeks old he or she will most probably be quite dependent at this stage and will have the tendency to follow you everywhere you go. He or she might even cry when separated from their owner, most especially at nighttime. And just like most babies, a Labrador puppy will constantly try to stuff his or her mouth with random things. But this baby has a full set of sharp teeth, so you might want to get things out of his or her way if you don’t want it to be chewed off completely.
Your chocolate lab pup may display some dominance over his or her puppy peers but very submissive towards you. You are the leader after all. But for the mean time during the early puppy stages of your chocolate lab, you won’t have the privilege of being the leader just yet as puppies have very short attention spans.
Energy will ooze out of every body part of your puppy. A human baby who’s fully charged from eating candy bars and drinking a lot of soda will still not be able to match the energy of a chocolate Labrador puppy. A lab puppy can get really playful and can make games out of anything they can find and will spend all their time playing until they get tired and fall fast asleep. New puppies are not housetrained, you will need to be patient and teach your new pup the appropriate places for he or she to go. Its always best that your puppy understands why you are scolding him or her.
Funny internet videos and movies might depict it as being cute, but never leave your chocolate Labrador to grow into an unruly and uncivilized brown dog, this is can be potentially be very dangerous. Always train your chocolate lab in its puppy stage, they are very intelligent and eager to please so teaching them how to behave properly is quite easy.