Why do some dogs live really long lives? New findings might provide clues

Why do some dogs live really long lives? New findings might provide clues

While it is too soon to say what this study means for the average dog owner, having a better understanding of canine aging might change how people might think of breeding dogs, said Carlos Alvarez, who was not involved with the research.

Can a dog's colour impact longevity?

Can a dog's colour impact longevity?

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.

The colour of your dog could determine how long it’ll live

The colour of your dog could determine how long it’ll live

A study by the University of Sydney has found that Labradors of certain colours have shorter life expectancies, and also suffer from more health problems. Breeders targeting this colour may therefore be more likely to breed only Labradors carrying the chocolate coat gene.

Bad news: Your chocolate Labrador won't live as long as other Labs

Bad news: Your chocolate Labrador won't live as long as other Labs

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.

Life expectancy of chocolate labradors is linked to their colour, finds study

Life expectancy of chocolate labradors is linked to their colour, finds study

Scientists are warning that the second most popular dog breed in the UK is more vulnerable to a number of serious health problems including obesity, ear infections and joint conditions.