However, do not let it prevent you from having an adorable little lab puppy; whether it's a yellow, chocolate or black one.  Rising these little fur bulls that show up around your home is just a trivial annoyance. An annoyance far outweighed by the natural intelligence, loving nature, and boundless energy of the bred. Labradors are wonderful dogs. You only need to be knowledgeable about how to stop the problem of shedding at its source, and then groom your lab using the correct product.

A lot of people believe that because Labrador Retrievers are short-haired dogs, they don't shed. Technically, labs are recognized as modest shedders. It may not be as bad as German Shepherds or Alaskan Malamutes, but Labradors do shed. Click here for more information.

Labradors boast of what is referred to as a double coat. On the exterior, there is the water-repellant coat known as the guard coat to keep them dry when they're in the water to retrieve ducks. Underneath that guard coat is the soft, downy undercoat which helps keep them warm in freezing waters. They generally undergo shedding twice every year, so there are plenty of chances for fur to gather on your floors, carpets, couches, bedspreads, and black dress or pants.

You probably think that giving your lab a bath is the solution, but it is not. Labradors don't have to be bathed very often. If your lab is muddy or dusty, simply use plain water to rinse the dirt off, and then rub them down using a towel, if not chamois leather.  Otherwise, you can wait until your lab is dry and then brush the dirt off. Too much shampooing is not ideal as it strips their coat of natural oils. Such oils are special elements that help keep away dirt as well as water.

To help control Labrador shedding, you must brush your pet once a week on the minimum, and do this brushing outside. You can purchase a hand glove or stiff bristle brush. However, you may want to invest in some de-shedding tool which can reduce shedding to approximately 90 percent by taking away the loose and dead undercoat, but without damaging the topcoat. It works a lot better compared to a comb or brush by not simply eliminating lots of hair, but as well exposing the natural oils so your Lab can show off a shiny topcoat and healthy skin.

Take note, if you can catch your Labrador's loose fur before it drops all over your newly installed Oriental rug you are going to be much happier, and your lab as well. All you need to do is to groom your pet more frequently! Find out more about Labrador by clicking on this link: