I've had my new black lab puppy for a few 2 nights and I'm concerned! At first I thought he was just tired/overwhelmed at his new home, but now after two full days I'm concerned things aren't as they should be.
He came from a back yard breeder. He was a surprise gift from a friend who knew I wanted one. He is 10 weeks old and has been vaccinated and wormed. Overall he looks healthy, his coat is shiny, although I'm slightly concerned his coat isn't quite as soft as it could be.
He lacks the energy and enthusiasm I'd expect of a lab puppy. His tail barely wags and he seems to prefer to sit around or cuddle all day. He is interested in food, but not as much as I'd expect. When I'm eating, he doesn't beg for some or even show interest. He hardly plays although he's happy to chew whatever he can find. He doesn't seem anxious but seems relatively at home - he just acts like a mellow old dog.
A few other comments:
- he doesn't lick
- I've hardly seen him wag his tail
- he doesn't seem to have much curiosity
Suggestions anyone? Could he be a sick dog? Or could it be that poor breeding means a dog with an overly mellow temperament. I like the idea of a mellow dog, but this just seems a bit too far that way.