found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
He is UTD on his shots & vaccines, neutered and ready for you. He gets along with his foster families other dogs just fine.
Shadow's adoption fee is $195 BEFORE THE BLACK DOG SPECIAL!
Have you ever heard of Black Dog Syndrome? To put it simply, black dogs (particularly large ones like our wonderful labs) are adopted at a much lower rate than their lighter-colored peers. This is for many more reasons than we can describe here – this site explains it wonderfully. We at LOLIN love all of our labs, but many of us have a particular affinity for the black ones that grace our lives. And there are so many of them that we want to help as many as possible! This is why, for a limited time, we’re offering a Black Dog Special. The adoption fee for all of our black labs will be reduced from what you see here by $25 for anyone who adopts during this time period.
And not only will you save a bit of money, you’ll have the enormous satisfaction of knowing that you have helped us save yet another amazing lab from Black Dog Syndrome.
If you are interested in adopting Shadow, please contact email@example.com or go to our website at www.lolin.org and click on "Adoption Process" along the left-hand side. From there, you can submit an Adoption Application to be considered for Shadow.
Have you ever heard of Black Dog Syndrome? To put it simply, black dogs (particularly large ones like our wonderful labs) are adopted at a much lower rate than their lighter-colored peers. This is for many more reasons than we can describe here – this site explains it wonderfully. We at LOLIN love all of our labs, but many of us have a particular affinity for the black ones that grace our lives. And there are so many of them that we want to help as many as possible! This is why, for a limited time, we’re offering a Black Dog Special. The adoption fee for Shadow and all of our other black labs will be reduced from what you see here by $25 for anyone who adopts during this time period. And not only will you save a bit of money, you’ll have the enormous satisfaction of knowing that you have helped us save yet another amazing lab from Black Dog Syndrome.
Please consider donating to us, we have many many Heartworm positive labs, special needs labs and seniors that need your donations. We are contacted daily to help save these special dogs, they do desrve to live, too. Donate as little as a dollar, it will make a big difference in a dog's life, such as LIFE OR DEATH!!!
About Labrador Retrievers
The exact origin and ancestry of the Labrador Retriever is uncertain but during the 1800s they were employed by boats men in Newfoundland to retrieve full fish nets from icy waters. They were introduced to Great Britain where they were employed as gundogs and retrievers. Due to a heavy dog tax, the breed died out in Newfoundland but was continued in Great Britain. They were first recognized the by the American Kennel Club in 1917. The Labrador Retriever was valued for its working qualities and ability to do well in harsh conditions. The dog was hardy and energetic. It was often seen playing with children after a day of hard work pulling fishing nets in icy waters. The dog's temperament was very friendly.
Male weights range from 65-85 pounds.
Female weights range from 55-70 pounds.
Male height ranges from 22 1/2 to 24 1/2 inches high at the shoulder.
Female height ranges from 21 1/2 to 23 1/2 inches at the shoulder.
Color And Coat:
The AKC only recognizes 3 colors of Labs: Black, Chocolate, and Yellow (Fox Red to an almost White are still considered Yellows. Do not be fooled by the “new colors” such as silver, they are NOT AKC recognized and are just a diluted chocolate or yellow. So, please do not pay more for them, you cannot even register them as that color.) The coat should be short, straight and very dense, giving a fairly hard feeling to the hand. They shed moderately during the year and require weekly (or daily) brushing to keep their coat in good condition. Their coat has a natural oil which serves as a water repellent. Excessive bathing can lead to skin problems in this breed.
Average Life Span:
Typical Health Problems:
Labrador Retrievers are generally healthy. However, the more frequent health problems found in the breed are Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Cataracts, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, and Epilepsy. This breed should be spayed or neutered as soon as possible to avoid several types of Cancer. In addition to the over population problem of Labradors and Labrador mixes, un-neutered males can become male dog aggressive and hard to manage. They are predisposed to some cancers. Un-spayed females can become moody/difficult and predisposed to uterine problems and cancers. The main key to successful Labrador ownership is positive obedience training and socialization.
One of the most distinctive traits of Labradors is their coat. The Labrador Retriever has a double coat that helps the dog to repel water and allows making a good hunting companion. The tail should have a rounded appearance that has been described as the "otter" tail. The Show/Bench Lab, or as some refer to it, the English Labrador Retriever is stockier, and shorter, often with a very boxy head. The Field (bred) Lab, is sometimes referred to as American Lab, is generally thinner and taller making the Lab easier for hunting.
The Lab is a work dog by origin. They are not currently used as they once were for fishing, however, they can still be working dogs for:
Police Drug Sniffing Dogs
Arson Detection Dogs
Agriculture Sniffing Dogs
Seeing Eye Dogs
and Therapy Dogs.
These dogs learn quickly if they have a consistent, structured environment. This breed is very people oriented and is happiest when included in the daily household activities or “work”. This is an active, energetic breed that requires an active owner. Boredom and loneliness can lead to behavior problems. The Labrador is a breed that should have formal POSITIVE obedience training ONLY, due to its active nature.
As a family companion dog they can participate with their owners in a wide variety of activities: obedience, agility, fly-ball, tracking and hunting. A well trained and socialized Labrador Retriever will be gentle with children and the elderly. The ideal Labrador Retriever is even-tempered, outgoing, affectionate and friendly. The Labrador Retriever personality and activity levels vary from dog to dog. Genetics, POSITIVE training, socializing, and the care they receive are a large part of what determines each dog’s personality.