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Overview of Labrador Retriever



Labrador Retriever dog breed is Pure breed Large in size. Fur of Labrador Retriever is Smooth, short, dense and straight . Basic origin of Labrador Retriever is Canada. Labrador Retriever is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Fastest and Easiest to train, Labrador Retriever is commonly Outgoing, Even Tempered, Gentle, Agile, Kind, Intelligent. Labradors' sense of smell allows them to home in on almost any scent and follow the path of its origin. They generally stay on the scent until they find it. Navies, military forces and police forces use them as detection dogs to track down smugglers, thieves, terrorists and black marketers. Labradors instinctively enjoy holding objects and even hands or arms in their mouths, which they can do with great gentleness (a Labrador can carry an egg in its mouth without breaking it). They are known to have a very soft feel to the mouth, as a result of being bred to retrieve game such as waterfowl. They are prone to chewing objects (though they can be trained to abandon this behavior). The Labrador Retriever's coat repels water to some extent, thus facilitating the extensive use of the dog in waterfowl hunting.
Labrador Retriever is available in Chocolate, black and yellow Colors.

Height and weight of Labrador Retriever

Adult Male of Labrador Retriever is about 29–36 kg (65–80 lb) and adult female of Labrador Retriever is about 25–32 kg (55–70 lb) in Weight.
Height of Labrador Retriever is commonly 57–62 cm (22.5–24.5 in).

Common Health Issues of Labrador Retriever


Labrador Retriever has tendency to suffer from hip and elbow dysplasia, knee problems, luxating patella and progressive retinal atrophy.  

Appearance of Labrador Retriever

They have a broad head and a wide muzzle, medium-sized, pendant ears and friendly eyes. The chest extends to the elbows and the forelegs should be straight, of solid bone, but not be too heavy. Show dogs need to have an athletic body that looks sturdy, but agile. It is medium length and thick at the base, covered in short, thick hair and tapers toward the tip. The short hair is what makes the tail appear to be rounded. Labs, excellent swimmers, have webbed feet which come in handy while retrieving water fowl for hunters.

Working Class of Labrador Retriever

Basically Labrador Retriever is Herding dog but is also used as Watch and Companion and Athlete dog.

Training of Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Labrador Retriever.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Labrador Retriever should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Labrador Retriever

Daily exercise for your Labrador Retriever is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Labrador Retriever is recommended Running,Walking,Swimming regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Labrador Retriever with children and other pets

Labs are great with children in many cases

Special instructions related to your Labrador Retriever

The steady temperament of Labradors and their ability to learn make them an ideal breed for search and rescue, detection, and therapy work. They are a very intelligent breed. They are ranked # 7 in Stanley Coren's The Intelligence of Dogs.

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