I have two chocolate labs but I think the little one are OK but not in my house. Years back I had a little mix breed and a 120 pound dobie [black & tan male] and watched a lot of people spin in the door way as the little one barked and the big one said nothing.
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Had a chocolate lab a few years ago, greatest dog I ever owned. Great with the kids and smarter than most adults! Sadly he passed on, I now own an American Bulldog, also very smart dog and great with the family.