The Labrador Retriever is a highly intelligent pet. Here is your informative A-list of Labrador Retriever. They were known as “St John’s Dogs”. The nickname of Labrador Retriever is Lab or Labrador. This Labrador Retriever dog breed was originated from Newfoundland, Canada. They were descended from the Newfoundland and the St Hubert’s Hound. Labrador Retriever Dogs helped fishermen to haul their nets and catch fish. The Labrador Retriever was imported to England in the 1800s. They become true retriever after crossing between with Setters, Spaniels and other Retrievers. They were recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1917. Today, Labrador Retriever is a popular dog breed around the world. They were excelling in hunting, tracking and retrieving.
Facts about Labrador Retriever
- Temperament – The Labrador Retriever is affectionate, easy-going, friendly, gentle, loving, loyal and trustworthy. They need plenty of attention else they will become destructive. Labrador Retriever Dogs can get along with children and other pets. They are a good watch dog and they reserve with stranger. Early socialization and puppy training is recommended for Labrador Retriever puppies. The Labrador Retriever likes to chew things. They are a good swimmer and jogger.
- Appearance – The Labrador Retriever has a solid large-sized body. There are two types of Labrador Retriever which are English Labrador and American Labrador. They have a broad head and they come with medium-sized eyes which set well apart. The ears are hanging close to the head and the nose color is either black or brown. They have a wide muzzle and the neck is strong. The chest is moderately wide. The teeth close in a scissors bite or level bite. They have powerful legs and the feet are compact with well-arched toes. They have an otter-like tail which thicker at the base and taper at the end. The Labrador Retriever has a weather-resistant double coat. The outer coat is dense and short whereas the under coat is soft.
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Labrador Retriever Breed Information
|Height||53 – 60 cm (male and female)|
|Weight||23 –34 kg (male and female)|
|Colour||Chocolate, yellow or solid black|
|Group||Gun Breed Dog|
|Life Span||10 -12 years|
|Litter Size||Average 6 – 8 puppies|
|Exercise Ability||Daily walk is needed. Let them play around at fenced yard|
|Grooming Requirements||Brush with firm bristle regularly. This dog breed is an average shedder|
|Environment||Indoor or medium to large fenced yard|
|Recognition||CKC, APRI, DRA, NKC, AKC, ACR, FCI, KCGB, NZKC, UKC, ANKC, CCR|
The common health issue for Schipperke is prone to elbow and hip dysplasia, eye disorders or Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA).
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If you are interested in this dog breed, you may adopt Labrador Retriever dogs from Labrador Retriever rescue or look Labrador Retriever puppies for sale from Labrador Retriever breeders.