Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?

Sunday, February 10, 2019
Cute chocolate puppies, credit to Mychelle Blake

Dog lifespan is between 10 – 13 years, while the breed called Labrador has lifespan of 10 – 14 years or average of 12 years.

Actually, not longer than human. This bred is popular in America, UK and Canada. Interestingly, the lifespan of Labrador depends on colors very much.

The Labradors with chocolate coat have shorter lifespan or less than 12 years average compared to other colors such as yellow and black.

The question is: Why? There are two reasons, first, physically that chocolate Labradors tend to get:

- ear infection
- obesity
- joint conditions
- skin diseases (hot spots).

The second is that chocolate coats Labradors have narrow “gene pool” genetically.


 Two puppies play around

The fact that chocolate color is recessive, thus to get chocolate color offspring, breeders tend to breed both parents (a mature male and female) which have chocolate colors.

The reducing of gene pool is believed to lead to dogs health problems.


Cute puppies

Moreover, three colors that are black, yellow and chocolate are popular in the world.

Five colors: fox red, white, black, yellow and chocolate are common breeds in the USA and some extends to Canada. 


Play with mom

In respect to colors, all colors of Labradors are kindly and to be one of favorite dogs for children.

They could be trained easily. Quite surprisingly, both owners and breeders notice that chocolate Labradors are little bit difficult to follow or obey rules and certain instructions.

They are could be categorized as disobedient compared to other dog colors.

Do you believe it? 

44 comments:

  1. Is amazing that the colour can make this big difference of age.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      Cute chocolate puppies, credit to Mychelle Blake

      Delete
  2. Shorter lifespan or not, they sure look cute.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      Dog lifespan is between 10 – 13 years, while the breed called Labrador has lifespan of 10 – 14 years or average of 12 years

      Delete
  3. Baru tau kl🐶🐶 yg wrn cklt umurnya lbh pendek krg dr 12 th

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      Actually, not longer than human.

      Delete
  4. Such beautiful dogs. Thanks for sharing and for your visit.
    Victoria

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      This bred is popular in America, UK and Canada.

      Delete
  5. They are lovely, yes, I believe them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      Interestingly, the lifespan of Labrador depends on colors very much.

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      The Labradors with chocolate coat have shorter lifespan or less than 12 years average compared to other colors such as yellow and black

      Delete
  7. Interesting. Our daughter ha a black lab, Holly. She's 15 and on her last legs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. glad to hear...
      thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      The question is: Why?

      Delete
  8. An interesting read indeed. Always learning.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      There are two reasons: first, physically that chocolate Labradors tend to get ear infection, obesity, joint conditions and skin diseases (hot spots).

      Delete
  9. Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      Second that chocolate coats have narrow “gene pool” genetically.

      Delete
  10. I never knew about this, thanks for this review. It's insightful.
    The Glossychic
    Wonder Cottage

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      The fact that chocolate color is recessive, thus to get chocolate color offsprings, breeders tend to breed both parents (a mature male and female) which have chocolate colors

      Delete
  11. They look sweet. My friend is writing a book about his black lab Sadie.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      The reducing of gene pool is believed to lead to dogs health problems.

      Delete
  12. Chocolate dogs are beautiful, but any gift also has its minuses...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      Moreover, three colors that are black, yellow and chocolate are popular in the world.

      Delete
  13. CHocolate dogs are beautiful but shorter life is very sad.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      five colors: fox red, white, black, yellow and chocolate are common breeds in the USA and some extends to Canada.

      Delete
  14. They are beautiful dogs and I know that they are quite popular but I do believe that sometimes the breeding conditions are not in the best interest of the animals. I did not know that they had a shorter life span, but i quess if we're going to play around with genetics we have to expect some negative aspects. This was a very interesting post..THANK YOU.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      In respect to colors, all colors of Labradors are kindly and to be one of favorite dogs for children.

      Delete
  15. They're adorable!

    Interesting that they don't live as long but it's easy to understand how the shallower gene pool weakens the breed over time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      They could be trained easily.

      Delete
  16. I could never imagine the fur colour could be of such a great affect, I thought it's basically just colour!

    LackaDaisy

    *LackaDaisy*

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      Quite surprisingly, both owners and breeders notice that chocolate Labradors are little bit difficult to follow or obey rules and certain instructions.

      Delete
    2. Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?

      Delete
  17. Quite interesting.
    My parents had a chocolate lab, Abby was her name and she was the sweetest thing!
    I did not know this about labs.
    We learn something new every day. :-)

    Joy!
    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      Labradors are little bit difficult to follow or obey rules and certain instructions.

      Delete
  18. I did not know this. My husband and I once raised Labs. We had all three popular colors, but the chocolate was my favorite. All Labs are wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      They are could be categorized as disobedient compared to other dog colors.

      Delete
  19. Replies
    1. thank you to visit my article:
      Why Chocolate Coat Dogs Live Shorter?
      @
      Do you believe it?

      Delete
  20. It’s my first time to visit this site & I’m really surprised to see such impressive stuff out there.
    Dog Arthritis

    ReplyDelete
  21. canine preparing school in the event that you expected to take a shot at your association with your pooch. Best Automatic Cat Feeder Wet Food

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'd like to take the power of thanking you for that specialized guidance I've constantly enjoyed viewing your blog.
    check over here

    ReplyDelete
  23. The blog is unique that’s providing the nice material. Please post more interesting articles here.
    see here now

    ReplyDelete