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Old 10-04-2008, 04:19 AM   #1
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Hi i want to know does pure bred chocolate labrador bark alot?
because i wanna get one.

Please help me on this.

I need to know as soon as possible

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Edit: i want to know if the labrador barks alot i dont like dogs that bark alot

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Is it the chocolate Lab. you want?
or do you just want a dog that barks a lot, if so why???
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It's how they are raised more so than the breed which contributes to whether a dog will be a chronic barker or not. Whether any individual dog will turn out to be a barker isn't predictable. Certainly not by color alone.

Any dog that is left to it's own devices; unsocialized, untrained, under exercised, bored, lonely, over protective, frightened, or hyperactive can become a chronic barker.

Some breeds are more prone to excessive barking such as shelties, miniature schnauzers, some toys and terriers, but even in these breeds, if they're raised properly it can be controlled.

If you're willing and able to put the necessary time and effort into raising your lab, excessive barking shouldn't be a problem.

Good luck whatever you decide!
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I have 2 chocolate labs - one barks incessantly the other doesn't bark much.

It'll depend on how the dog is raised, there is no way to know if they'll bark a lot or not. A dog left alone for 22 hours of the day will bark more than one who has someone home more.
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i wanna get a cream pure bred labrador but i dont know if it barks alot i want less barking.

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Have you ever raised a puppy before now?
How much time do you have for socialization and training?
How much time will you spend with the dog?
How much exercise will the dog get?
How many hours a day will the dog be left home alone?
Are you planning to take your dog to training classes?
Where will you get your dog?
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With a lab I'd be just as concerned with the probabilities of destructive chewing as I would be the barking. They need plenty of exercise, training, mental stimulation and socialization in order to be good canine citizens.

Whether or not your dog barks a lot will depend on you and the time and effort you're willing to put into a dog. If you're willing to work diligently and consistently at raising a lab you should wind up with a great dog.

If you can't provide what a large active dog needs; then yes it will probably bark a lot, become obnoxious and chew things up too.

Puppies aren't born trained, nor are they born with bad habits. They learn bad habits through a lack of guidance on the part of the owner.
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Barking is the least of your worries. ANY dog can bark a lot, no matter the breed or color. When trained properly, most dogs are fairly quiet....but understand it's in a dog's nature to bark, they will inevitably bark sometime!

Basically, every dog barks! Train 'em right - they're less likely to bark....but it takes a lot of work/effort to raise a dog.
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i have alot of time and effort to put into my dog.

Any tips you guys have for me to train my lab?

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My advice is to find training classes prior to or immediately after getting a dog/puppy. Once the pup is UTD on shots (meaning a series of distemper/parvo shots), then start classes right away. Begin working on basic training immediately after bringing puppy home (housetraining, basic commands). I crate train my dogs, read up on crates & determine what route you wish to take in terms of housetraining & how you'll keep the pup safe while you are away.

Read up on Labs....they are energetic retrievers. My labs will chew stuff when bored (and they can readily chew through a chair leg rapidly).

Be prepared for walks 2x a day no matter the weather.

If you plan to get a pup from a breeder, do you research on the breeder & what differentiates a good breeder from a "backyard breeder".

Keeping a dog outside (kenneled or tied up) makes the dog FAR more inclined to bark....not to mention they'll be miserable.
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Seeing as you don't have your puppy yet, you will have time to read these sites.
www.dogstardaily.com where you can download for free "Before You Get Your Puppy" as well as loads of other info, just type in the search window what you want to get the appropriate info. There's also training video clips & radio broadcasts.
www.siriuspup.com
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