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Chocolate Labrador Retriever Puppies for Sale
  • Breed: Chocolate Labrador
  • Group: Purebred
  • Height: 22-25"
  • Weight: 65-80 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: No
  • Coat: Short
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CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES FOR SALE

 

Our Chocolate Labrador Retriever puppies for sale make one of the best companions for a family and home.  With their friendly attitude, love for people, and great relationship with children, the Labrador Retriever remains one of the most popular breeds in the world.  Browse our Chocolate Lab puppies and bring home your family’s new best friend!

Do you want a dog that is great with children, loves to be involved with any family activity, and is one of the friendliest and kindest dog breeds available?

If this describes your next ideal family member, then browse our Chocolate Labrador Retriever puppies for sale below!  

The Labrador Retriever breed has been one of the best-selling breeds for years, and they are famous with families for a reason.  They are an easy-going breed that is friendly with humans and animals, have outgoing personalities, and are very sweet when interacting with humans and children.

Chocolate Labrador Retrievers have a gorgeous brown or rich chocolate color for their coat.  However, because the chocolate color is recessive, you won’t find as many brown/chocolate Labs when compared to the dominant colors (yellow and black).

If your family is ready for a Labrador Retriever with a beautiful chocolate coat, then purchase your Chocolate Lab puppy today!

You can also view our Yellow, Black, Silver, or White Labrador Retriever puppies.

Friendly:  The Labrador Retriever breed is known for their friendly personalities.  It doesn’t matter if they meet strangers or other animals, Labs love making new friends and being with other people and animals.  For this reason, they don’t usually make the best guard dogs.

Outgoing:  Labrador Retriever dogs are not shy!  They are full of energy and love to be involved in whatever is happening around them.  They do need training as puppies to ensure that their energy is channeled in the right direction.

Family-oriented:  Labrador Retriever puppies are one of the most-loved puppies by children, and they quickly become one of the family.  Their friendly attitude, love for people, and enjoyable nature make them a favorite for every family member.  

Companion:  Labrador Retrievers quickly know who their family and main tribe are.  Even though they don’t hate strangers, Labs always come back to their home tribe.  They also love being involved with whatever their owners are doing.

Smart:  Labrador Retrievers are an intelligent breed and can be trained to do a variety of tasks.  While the retrieving and sporting genes are strong in them, they are also used for a variety of other roles as therapy, guide, and search-and-rescue dogs.

The Labrador Retriever breed has its origins in Newfoundland, which is off the Canadian coast.  Originally called “St. John’s Dog,” they were used as retrievers in the water for hunters and fishermen. 

It is thought that the St. John’s Dog was crossbred in the 1700s with the Newfoundland Dog and other smaller water dogs.

British sailors who visited northern North America noticed the speed and ability of these dogs, and they began bringing them back to England.  One of the most notable British to bring back one of these dogs was the Earl of Malmesbury.  He used his new dogs to help hunt in the swamps and water of his estate.

The breed continued to grow in popularity, and in 1903 the Labrador Retriever was officially recognized by the English Kennel Club.  The American Kennel Club recognized the Labrador Retriever in 1917.

The Chocolate Labrador Retriever was at first not the most popular color.  Only a couple hundred years ago, Labs that were not the desirable black or yellow colors were often separated and not used for breeding.

However, in recent years, the Chocolate Labrador Retriever had made a comeback.  Today, its chocolate color is one of the most popular Lab colors.

Labrador Retrievers generally grow to be 22-25” tall at the shoulder and weigh around 65-80 pounds as adults.  

The Labrador Retriever breed has a typical lifespan of 10-12 years.

Chocolate Labrador Retrievers have a beautiful outer dark brown or chocolate coat, and they typically have a brown or light nose.

Because black is the dominant gene in a Labrador Retriever’s color, Chocolate Labs are not as common as the other dominant colors.

Being made for the water, Labrador Retrievers have a double-layer waterproof coat that protects them from both cold and moisture.

The topcoat is a shorter coat that is straight, and the undercoat is a softer and water-resistant coat.

The result of these coats is that Labs shed a lot!  

Thankfully, their coats are easy to groom, and most Labrador Retrievers are receptive to grooming, especially if started at a young age and done consistently.  Labs should be groomed several times a week, or daily if kept inside.

Labrador Retrievers are an overall healthy breed, and they don’t usually require any unusual care.

Due to their floppy ears and their love for water, you will want to check regularly behind the ears for infection.  To prevent infection, make sure the ears completely dry out whenever your Chocolate Labrador Retriever becomes wet.

Like all dogs, Labs are susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia.

Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the leg or hip becomes weakened, and it can result in arthritis or lameness if not addressed.

One of the best ways to prevent this is by keeping your dog from excessive running on hard surfaces.  This is especially vital when they are a puppy.

In talking of allergen levels with Labs, it is important to know what causes allergens.

Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells.  Any animal, including humans, shed these dead cells.

With their tendency to shed easily and sometimes heavily, Brown Labrador Retrievers are not the most allergen-friendly dog.  Regular grooming is critical in reducing the dander and allergen level in your Lab, but it is still a concern.

If allergens are a concern with a family member, you should consult with your family doctor before purchasing your Chocolate Labrador Retriever puppy.

If you want a Labrador Retriever with lower shedding, take a look at our Labradoodle puppies for sale!

Is the chocolate color recessive in Labs?
  • Yes, the chocolate (or dark brown) color for chocolate Labs is the recessive gene.  This is one of the main reasons why you don't see as many chocolate Labs as black or yellow!
Is it true that Chocolate Labs have shorter lifespans than other color Labs?
  • Reports show that some chocolate Labs may have shorter lifespans, but a recent study showed this was more likely caused by poor breeding and genetics rather than the actual color.
  • Because chocolate is a popular Labrador Retriever color but a recessive gene, some breeders use poor breeding and genetic practices to try and have more chocolate puppies.  However, if the breeder has chocolate Lab puppies "naturally" in litters, then health problems are not usually an issue. 
What are some tips to having a Chocolate Labrador Retriever?
  • Don't allow your chocolate Lab to overeat or become obese.
  • Give your Lab regular exercise.
  • Try to avoid extensive running or jumping on hard surfaces - this is hard on their joints.
  • Watch for unusual pain, limping, or other strange behavior.  If you see unusual behavior or pain, take your dog to the local vet.
Do Labs make good watch dogs?
  • Because they love human interaction and know few strangers, the Labrador Retriever does not make a good watchdog.