WHICH COLOR LABRADOR SHEDS THE MOST?

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Which color Labrador sheds the most?

All color Labradors shed the same.

The three main Labrador colors are black, brown and yellow with a range of eye colors. All other colors are variations or shades of the main colors.

Different color Labradors

Unofficially there are three more colours of Labradors red, silver and white which are variations of brown, black and yellow.

All the different colors and shades occur in just one type of hair which is the double coat hair or fur of the Labrador.

There is no difference in shedding between Labradors regardless of color or type.

Black Labrador Retriever
American Labrador

American and English Labradors.

American Labradors and their English counterparts have the same coat.

The American Labrador may appear to have a shorter coat than the English Labrador because of the more athletic appearance of the American Labrador.

We must keep in mind that, although there are American and English Labradors they are still members of the retriever family and are bred to be retriever dogs.

Which color Labrador sheds the most?
British Labrador

American Labradors are often used as hunting retriever dogs in a drier environment in the United States while English Labradors tend to be bred to work in water and a wet environment. Much depends on the type of retrieving the dog must do as well as the climate in which they operate.

Both Labradors have the same coat which consists of a double layer of hair.

Labrador hair types

All Labradors have the same hair covering which is a double layer of hair.

Labrador hair type and grooming

Labradors don’t require much grooming.

A thorough brush once a week and a bath twice a year are adequate to keep your Labrador’s fur healthy.

A regular brush removes the loose hairs, but twice a year you may need to brush better than other times. That is in spring when your Labrador sheds its winter coat and in the fall when it sheds the summer coat in preparation for growing the thicker winter coat.

Whether or not you groom your Labrador, it will get rid of loose hair by shaking its coat. Shaking and rolling create the friction a dog needs to get rid of its excess hair. It is these hairs you find on your furniture and carpets.

Shaking to get rid of hair is the same shaking action all dogs use to get rid of water to dry themselves and avoid hypothermia.