Sweet Belle was surrendered from a local puppymill. We have been successful inbthe placement of several Chocolate Labs from this scenario and the spirit of the happy, loving family pet has always come through. Belle came to us just as pups were just weaned as we could see momma had so very much milk. This is a gesutiful example of the breed. She is so regal and knows to walk at your side. She is lovely on a leash. We can say she does bark if she is left alone outside.