White Labradors – All You Need To Know

Dog is the man’s best friend, the least demanding and the most caring of all. It requires only your Affection, Attention and Care. In this article we are going to talk a special breed of dogs “White Labrador’.

Common questions like: Are they suitable for you as pet? Their cost? Their features? How to nurture them and train them. Diet and hygiene. All such doubts related to “White Labrador” will get clear after reading this.

INTRODUCTION

  • Yellow Labrador with small white pigments on face and hair, this special category is referred to as “WHITE LABRADOR”.
  • These are strong and athletic dogs with, thick and straight tails.
  • White facial hair, with little dark spots around the mouth, round big black nose and black eyes.
  • They have white soft and long ears that are hanging close to head rather standing farther back.

ORIGIN

  • WHITE LABRADORS are the special dog breed originating from NEWFOUNDLAND, ENGLAND and go way back to 1800’s.
  • They were mainly trained and were to service to dominating field trials.

PHYSICAL FEATURES

  • White Labradors generally range between 22.4 inch-24.4 inch in height.
  • Weighing around 65-80 Pounds.
  • Tails are strong, thick and furry. Unlike black Labradors who have curly and thin tails.
  • Their head structure is square with a little bump on head “OCCIPUT”, that is the skull to protect their brains.
  • They are blessed with strong and long legs that are bent inwards which help them in running.

BEHAVIOUR

Determining factors in nature or behaviour of White Labrador are:

  • Surrounding in which he has lived, a violent surrounding tends to make the dog more aggressive.
  •  A calm and loving owner tends to raise an elegant dog.
  • Potty training and Barking control make the dog more disciplined.

HUMAN FRIENDLY

  • They are very compatible with small kids and connect well with them if trained at an early age.
  • They are very active and energetic who like to play games with owners as well as new people.

PETS FRIENDLY

  • They are good pets to take for walks in parks and pet cafes, but initial introduction with new animals should be done slowly.
  • Most White Labradors are friendly with each other. They are good friends with cats.

   SENSITIVE

  • They tend to get upset if they get a sense of their owner getting more comfortable with another animal. They require priority attention.
  • Labradors are very social in nature and easy to train. They are filled with emotions.

   AMERICAN LABRADOR

  • American Labradors are big and more athletic, their size ranges from 22.4 inch- 24.4 inch and weigh around 60-70 pounds.
  • These are the ones assisting in field work like police and defence.
  • They have thin and long tails which are straight.
  •  They need plenty of exercise and training to get adapted with surroundings.
  • These are the darker skin toned dogs with light fur and shiny bright eyes.

    ENGLISH LABRADOR

  • These are generally referred to as ‘Labrador Retriever ‘.
  • Their size varies from 20.4inch-22.4 inch and weigh around 50-60 pounds.
  • They are thin and have stockier body.
  • They are the jolly ones with thick long and curly tails.
  • They are light skin toned and get tanned from much skin exposure.

      DISEASES

  • Proper care must be taken and providing them with nutritious food from the starting age is very necessary.
  • They prone to various health problems and Diseases for example:
  • OBESITY
  • STIFFNESS
  • KENNEL COUGH
  • PAPILLOMA
  • MOIST DERMATITIS
  • ARTHRITIS

CARE

  • Special care and attention must be given to them from an early age that helps the dog to adapt and become more compatible with the surroundings.
  • A bath every 4 weeks is recommended. Puppies only once in 2-3 months.
  • A bath should be given with lukewarm water and dog shampoo.
  • Healthy and nutritious food should be given:
  • Lean beef
  • Turkey
  • Eggs
  • Cottage cheese (in limited amount)
  • Fruits
  • Dog food (Major brands like Merrick, Pedigree, Royal Canin etc.)
  • They require food with high nutritional values with fibre and vitamins.

TRAINING

White Labradors are playful and excited in nature, they are easy and fun to train. A few mistakes that could do while training could be funny and valuable.

  • Training them with help of frisbees and balls could make their training easier,
  • They like to swim and a trekking session with your White Labrador can help with the bond as well.
  • White Labradors are very smart they can understand your words with the actions, one should be calm and responsible with them.
    •  PROFESSIONAL TRAINING vs SELF TRAINING

Many people tend to seek professional help for training, this is a good way but if you are able to give them attention and needs your first priority should be to train them yourselves as this could help in bonding and discipline.

COST

  • Your White Labrador can cost anywhere between $800-$1000 depending upon their age and health.

It is not only the cost of buying a White Labrador, keeping a dog can be expensive and tedious. So, few questions you should ask yourself are:

  1. Place to keep a dog?
  2. Will my family allow?
  3. Will I be able to give sufficient attention?
  4. Will I be able to afford expenses like toilet mat, toys, dog food and cost for training if professional help?

PROS AND CONS

PROS

  • Easy to train and high energy dogs.
  • Human and other animal friendly.
  • They are responsible, loyal and protect their family.
  • Elegant and charming.

CONS

  • White Labradors shed a lot.
  • When they get big they require ample space to live and play or they become dull and aggressive.
  • They require attention like playing games, taking out for a walk and training.
  • Proper care nutrition should be checked on or else they could die at an early age.

    IDEAL TEMPERATURE

  • They live comfortably with the temperature around 50–80-degree F.
  • They can also survive in cold and hot temperature but not for long.

FUN FACTS

  • They are the most popular and most pet breed of dogs in UK and US.
  • Their body like structure and bent legs make them good swimmers.
  • Wiggle of the tail of White Labrador up and down indicates a sense of alert, and side ways shows a sense of excitement and happiness.

FAQ

  • What is a way to develop bond with White Labradors?

They are fun loving dogs and rewarding them with their favourite food or an outdoor walk could be helpful.

  • Which family does the White Labrador belong to?

They belong to sporting Group.

  • What distinguish them from other breeds?

They are the most loyal kind and responsible dogs.

  • How many different types of Labradors are there?

There are namely two types.

  1. English Labrador.
  2. American Labrador.

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