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Science Says That Dogs with This Color Coat Live the Longest
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
This means that overall, chocolate labs tend to live 1.2 year less than the average golden retriever lifespan of 12.1 years. “The relationships between coat color and disease may reflect an inadvertent consequence of breeding certain pigmentations,” said Paul McGreevy, the Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Veterinary Science and lead author of the study. “Because chocolate color is recessive in dogs, the gene for this color must be present in both parents for their puppies to be chocolate. read more


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