HINT: choose Lab color to match the color of your carpeting and pants/furniture
Boy, that is certainly true.
Because of shedding, when we went shelter shopping for a pooch in 2009, I specifically wanted a dog with short dark fur.
At the time, I was unaware that our yellow lab — AKA Super Shedding Machine — was about to choose us.
Have a 3 year old golden. Of you get within petting distance, you are committed for at least an hour. Dog is 70 pounds of pure unadulterated love. And we still train him.
Friends got a tri-colored dog. She’s perfect, no matter what color you wear, the fur shows up clearly.
Back when I was a kid, we got reddish-brown carpet to match our Swamp Collie Golden. Of course, once he was gone, we got a black, Lab-samoyed-wolf mix. The carpet was never the same.(We didn’t know about the wolf part when he was a pup, but once he was grown — and 140 lbs — the wolf behavior was pretty clear. He was great with the family, but terrifying to outsiders. His father was a gigantic white animal with a three-foot flight radius who turned out to be an arctic wolf/dog hybrid.)
That commenced a long line of yellows, who I later learned, *never* stopped shedding....and all carpets and pants gradually became *khaki*. I believe Black Labs don't shed so often and much. FWIW I never found a good recipe for *building another* dog from all the blow out.