By Denise Duncan
It is a joyful event when a family brings home a new puppy. Deciding what kind of dog to bring home can be extremely difficult.
The Labrador retriever has been known to be a very good choice as a family dog. When considering what kind of puppy to get, a black Labrador puppy would work well with a family. These dogs also have few health problems and provide a lifetime of companionship. A black Labrador puppy is a smart choice.
Traits Of A Black Labrador Puppy
The Labrador retriever is known as one of the more mellow breeds of dogs. For the owner that does not want to put up with too many problems, this is the kind of dog they will love. Labradors also have a great track with children. The owner can feel safe leaving the dog alone with children. As far as bringing home a dog that will work well in a family atmosphere a Labrador retriever would be a perfect match.
As with all puppies, there are good things and some less desirable things. In the case of a dog like the black Labrador puppy, it will eat whatever is put in front of it. This is true for all variations and ages of this breed. Therefore, the owner must monitor what the dog is eating and make sure it does not overeat. Overeating can result in various health problems.
These dogs are also known for their high energy. An owner must be willing to spend time outside with it and be willing to play catch with a ball or Frisbee for long periods of time. The exercise that this dog gets outside is what keeps it in shape and helps it to remain healthy. By playing the aforementioned games of catch or taking it for a walk the Labrador puppy will be healthy and feel loved. A black Labrador puppy will have an added level of energy and the owner must be ready for that.
A black Labrador puppy is an ideal dog for people with a family. It is also a coveted dog for people who spend lots of time outdoors and for hunters. A potential owner must weigh these traits and determine if this is the right dog for them because in the long run that will ultimately decide the happiness of both the owner and the dog.
Denise Duncan loves all dogs, especially labradors, and enjoys training and raising them. She is a contributing author and editor for http://www.AllAboutLabradors.com .