Are black labs hard to take care of?

Labs, whatever their color, need a lot of attention. They are very people-oriented and like to play with you and be in human company. They are high-energy dogs and need exercise every day. They are smart dogs and like a challenge. Labs tend to remain puppy-like for about 2 years. This makes them require more attention, play, and discipline. So the answer is yes, they are demanding to care for. If you don't have the time and are not able to give a lab the attention it needs, then this is probably not the breed for you.