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Labrador retriever breed info

The Labrador has multiple adorable characteristics: It is intelligent.It can be trained easily and an excellent family companion. They need to practice moderate exercise otherwise they may engage in destructive behavior if left alone.

Labrador retriever breed info at a glance

 The Labrador Retriever matures at a moderately fast rate as it reaches its adult height between six and twelve months of age, although it can gain weight up to two years of age.

 Size : Males stand 22.5 to 24.5 inches and Females stand 21.5 to 23.5 inches.

 Weight range:

 Males: 29 – 36 kg

Females: 25 – 31 kg

 Height at the withers:

 Males: 58 cm

 Females: 55 cm

 Characteristics:

 Drooping ears (naturally)

 Expectations:

 Energy level: medium

 Life expectancy: 10 – 12 years

 Tendency to drool: low

 Tendency to snore: low

 Tendency to bark: low

 Tendency to Dig: Low

 Attention need / Socialization: medium

 Bred for: Water collector

 Hair Length: short

 Features: smooth, double layer, dense

 Colors: black, yellow, chocolate

 Need for general cleanliness: low

 Labrador retriever breed info Club recognition:

 American Kennel Club: National parent club of labrador retriever.

 United Kennel Club (UKC): Gun Dog

 Frequency: common

 

Labrador retriever breed info

History

  In the early 1800s, some “multifunction” dogs used in North America (primarily Canada) by hunters. Many of these water dogs were like the Newfoundland type, but the smaller ones used to be designated as St. John’s dogs.  In England, the breed developed and improved (probably with contributions from smooth-haired retrievers) to become the breed we recognize today.

  As specified by name (‘retriever’ or rescuer ’), Labrador retrievers were raised and selected for their outstanding rescue capabilities, especially in the water.  They have worked as fellow duck hunters in all kinds of conditions and climates.  His intelligence and desire to work as a man’s partner have earned him many other tasks.  Today, Labradors excel as support dogs and guide dogs, family pets, military trail dogs, customs and special body fire dogs, search and rescue dogs, as well as companions for hunting and working dogs.

  The good character of this breed has catapulted it to number one on the American popularity charts. Despite their fame as indoor pets, they are also found outside of homes.  It must always be remembered that Labradors are water dogs by nature, and from a very young age puppies show a strong desire to carry things and a strong attraction for water, even in puddles.

Labrador Retriever Dog Breed Info

About of Labrador retrievers breed info

 Labrador retrievers are robust and compact dogs.  Its appearance is practically square, with a strong body and robust legs.  The maximum height for a male is 60 cm, which places them in the category of medium-sized dogs, although due to their robust constitution they appear much larger.  The weight ranges from 38 kg in a large male to 25 kg in a smaller female.  Dogs bred for the field line are usually taller and somewhat leaner in build.

  Labradors are easily recognized by their broadheads, drooping ears, and large, expressive eyes.  Two characteristics of the Labrador are its double layer of thick but rather short hair, very resistant to water. The tail is thick and robust and comes out of the almost straight topline.  The feet are described as having an “interdigital membrane” as they have longer skin between the toes that help them swim.  Color can range from black through chocolate to red/yellow and even almost white.

 The Labrador Retriever is a breed that matures at a moderately fast rate, reaching its adult height between six and twelve months of age, although it can continue to gain weight until two years of life.  Many reach 12 or 14 years of age.

 Personality

  Labrador Retrievers are generally great family dogs as long as you keep in mind that they need to exercise and get training.  They are raised to work and work hard, and they love being assigned tasks, especially rescue.

  Labradors often get along well with other dogs, other pets, and children if they are well trained.  They are strong and need some obedience training from a very young age to prevent them from dragging their owners down the street when they feel like it.

 Because of their energetic nature, if they are left alone or not exercising enough can adopt destructive behaviors by biting, digging and barking excessively.

  Many Labradors are especially energetic dogs, while others are “flat” completely from a very young age.  Nibbling can be a problem, because they have an oral fixation as a result of their strong rescue instinct, so it is helpful to have toys for biting, training, and exercise.

 Coexistence

  Obviously, Labradors have multiple adorable traits that make them very popular.  They are smart and easy enough to train because of their desire to work with people.  They are good eaters and can be overweight if they don’t exercise and their food portions aren’t adjusted as needed.  Labradors are excellent family dogs because they love the company.

  Labradors tend to be protective of their families and homes, although they also often welcome visitors.  They can also end up being teethers and destroyers if they don’t get the right toys and guidance.  Labradors can nibble on people, and the solution is often just to give them a toy that they can take with them to keep their mouths full.  They are very strong dogs and early training is necessary to get a dog that walks pleasantly on a leash.

  The wonderful double coat of fur that keeps the Labrador warm when working in icy waters also makes this breed the queen of molts.  Normally a quick cleaning per week is sufficient, but in the molting season a daily cleaning is necessary.  The amount of exercise they need varies according to their utility: Field dogs can run all day, while show dogs only need moderate exercise.

Public Review

Shishir Datta5 months ago
Just adopted a Labrador pup today!! Can't wait to spend every minute with him!! 😍

مطبخ ام توفي2 months ago
Why does everyone in the comments have a labrador except me 😐

Viviana Trella2 weeks ago
"The Labrador is recognized as British" Every other dog: woof woof Labradors: v00f v00f

pclydewynn9 months ago
I have a yellow lab and he is the best thing that ever happened to me. <3

Bee Ninja10 months ago

Lol, every Labrador I’ve ever been with are energetic occasionally but are more than happy to lay down and love you for hours at a time (:

Queen P.10 months ago
I miss my BOO. The love ❤️ of my life. Best dog ever. R. I. P. Rudy 😢😢😢😢😢


David Watson5 months ago
I get to attached to labs. I've owned 3 over the years and when they pass away it just breaks my heart. I just cant take the pain.

garret halkides10 months ago
my parents got us kids a black lab. what a great boy cooper was. fast forward about 20 years. all three of us have our own labs now.

WosHE1 month ago

My parents had a black lab before I was born. He sadly passed when I was 3. I don't have many memories with him, but I have been told he was the best.

TCL2 months ago (edited)
I've noticed owners of labs and goldens are always easy to be around and talk to.

Smith Wesson8 months ago
Best dog ever conceived. Our chocolate is a sweetheart.

tommy7 months ago
My eyes swell at dogs. I need one to save me from loneliness and alcoholism.

Pinay Colada9 months ago
The portion size control is so true. We were getting a little chubby, we went from 2 cups a meal to 1 cup and 1/2 and she's now lean and athletic. They say it's better to have them diet as being lean can help prevent hip and knee dysplasia for which they are prone.

BLUNT6 months ago
I have a lab guys. His name is Lucky and turning 12 years old this year. He is my world and source of happiness. I love him.

CO CO7 months ago
I had a lab and german shepard mix. She was such a good girl. Great guard dog too.

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