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A dog’s color could impact how long they live

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A DOG’S life expectancy and risk of developing serious illnesses has been linked to the colour of their coats.

Stunning new Australian research has probed the health outcomes for Labradors, one of the world’s most popular canine breeds.

It found that chocolate labs live significantly shorter lives than their black and yellow cousins, much to the surprise of those leading the study.

The University of Sydney team analysed 33,000 veterinary patient records from the United Kingdom, comprising Labradors of all colours, and also found chocolate dogs had higher incidences of ear and skin problems.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/pets/a-dogs-colour-could-impact-how-long-they-live-and-their-chances-of-developing-serious-illnesses/news-story/26610a924183118bf748e3df4b1b69ec

https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/life-is-short-for-chocolate-labradors

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Kittens Are Jerks

How sad for those beautiful chocolate coloured dogs. Hope breeders will take note and exercise care when breeding Labradors.

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12 minutes ago, Kittens Are Jerks said:

How sad for those beautiful chocolate coloured dogs. Hope breeders will take note and exercise care when breeding Labradors.

Grey horses are more susceptible to melanomas. My black skin-white, whose pic is in the pets gallery had them once. Color genes have a lot more influence than one would suspect. 

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