The research of more than 33,000 United Kingdom (UK)-based Labrador retrievers of all colours shows chocolate Labradors also have a higher incidence of ear infections and skin disease. Breeders targeting this colour may, therefore, be more likely to breed only Labradors carrying the chocolate coat gene.
In some bad news for chocolate Labrador Retriever lovers everywhere, new research shows that they have shorter life spans than their black and yellow cousins.Not only that, but they also have higher rates of skin disease and ear infections.For the study, researchers analysed data from more than 33 000 Labradors in the United Kingdom.
Alan Spencer, a 67-year-old man from the United Kingdom, has Lexi, his 18-month-old dog, to thank for saving his life. After Spencer passed out from a pickled onion that got stuck in his windpipe, the devoted Labrador sprung into action and performed a doggy Heimlich maneuver, reports DailyMail.com.