Silver Labradors with Blue Eyes
The number of Silver Labradors with Blue Eyes
in the United States has increased significantly over the past several decades.
Despite the long-lived controversy surrounding the purity of breeding of silver labs, they're still an extremely popular dog. A lot of breeders actually specialize in breeding nothing but Silver Labrador Retrievers, and the demand for these beautiful dogs has grown almost exponentially in the last few years.
Why are they so popular?
Let's take a look at the common traits of the Silver Labrador to find out.
First of all, their temperament is perfectly suited for life with a family. They are friendly and genuinely happy to see their owners. Silver Labradors with blue eyes are also extremely good looking dogs, even though the blue eyes only last for a few months on most dogs before they turn to yellow.
Labrador Retrievers are very mild mannered, and once your dog gets used to your small children there will be no danger at all that he might end up hurting one of them, even accidentally. In addition to their friendliness (or perhaps because of it), they're extremely protective of their owners.
A Labrador Dog will not hesitate to give his life for his owner, and it's that fierce sense of loyalty that makes them so endearing to people all over the world.
Second of all, Silver Labradors with blue eyes are incredibly intelligent. They can easily learn a new trick after just a few tries, and will remember that trick for life. The key to getting them to obey you though, since they can be pretty mischievous, is to start training with them when they're still a Labrador Puppy.
By instilling basic obedience into a Silver Labrador Retriever Puppy from a young age, you'll be teaching him good habits before he has a chance to get used to the bad ones.
Things like sitting, heeling, and house training are all important first steps in a young dog's life. You will still be able to teach these commands to your lab after he is older, but he won't be quite as eager to learn, especially if he's used to getting away with everything.
Silver Labradors with blue eyes can be pretty expensive if purchased in a kennel, and there's no reason to do that unless you plan to use your dog for national competition. I got all my dogs from animal shelters, and several we even brought in off the street.
There are so many dogs out there that need a loving, caring home that it makes absolutely no sense to pay several thousand dollars for a purebred pooch. If you have your heart set on a Silver Labrador Retriever though, you shouldn't pay any more than you would pay for a normal Labrador.
They are not as rare as some breeders would have you believe, so don't get duped into paying 4 or 5 times more than the lab is actually worth, just because he's a silver lab. No matter where you get your lab, just remember to love it and have fun with it.
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