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What Your Labrador Dog's Color Says About His Lifespan

What Your Labrador Dog's Color Says About His Lifespan

If you thought that dogs of the same breed have the same characteristics, let us tell you that you are wrong. This is where Labradors differ, one of the most favorite breeds of all people.

A study conducted by the University of Sydney has revealed that Labradors of certain colors have shorter lifespans and also suffer from more health problems. They analyzed 33,000 Labradors in the UK and found that brown Labradors live 10% less than golden and black Labradors, who live an average of 12.1 years.

Brown Labradors are also twice as likely to develop ear infections, and are four times more likely to suffer from a condition called pyo-traumatic dermatitis. So, considering that Labradors as a breed are more prone to obesity and ear infections, it is not such a good idea to prioritize color over health when purchasing such a dog.

Retrievers have long been a favorite dog breed, especially in families with children. But now, for the first time in 31 years, America has a new favorite dog. For the first time in 31 years, the Labrador Retriever has been dethroned as the most popular dog breed in the US, according to the American Kennel Club's 2022 census statistics.

In its place stands the French Bulldog. The French Bulldog has steadily climbed the AKC rankings over the past few decades, ranking 14th in 2012. In 2021, the breed held the No. 2, behind popular Labs but ahead of Golden Retrievers.

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