Labrador Retriever

labrador retriever

Labrador Retrievers are people-oriented dogs. They require attention and love as much as food and water. They have an excellent temperament and a wonderful personality.

 A Labrador Retriever is known for experiencing separation anxiety. They have been bred to spend their day with people and they have developed the emotional need to constantly interact with the other members of their pack.

The Labrador Retriever is a very active excitable dog, bred for hunting, swimming and overall energy. They make wonderful family pets but be warned they can be a major handful (remember Marley and Me) for someone inexperienced with the breed.

Labrador Retrievers love to be active and they require lots of exercise and mental stimulation. They are highly intelligent and love to learn. They have been the most popular dog in the United States and some other parts of the world for several years. They shed quite a lot so be prepared for lots of extra cleaning. As a Lab owner I will say they are WORTH it.



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Labrador retrievers also shed their coat. They shed their hair coat twice a year in a process which is referred to as  blowing their coat.

Although they are known for their unrivaled loyalty and affection, they can develop vices and destructive behavior when they are left alone for a considerable period of time. 

Labs are known for their voracious appetites. 

Labrador Retrievers love to use their mouth, not to bite people but to hold objects. 

Labrador Retrievers are non-territorial thus they don’t make excellent guard dogs. They are over-friendly even with strangers.

yellow labrador retriever




chocolate Labrador retriever
Labs are extremely friendly. This can be a very good thing, it's easy to introduce your Lab to new people without lots of barking or aggressive behavior. Labrador's will often express their friendliness by jumping on people, so they need guidance. Although Labs are highly intelligent, they often can become hyperactive. Labs also remain mentally immature for the first three years of their life. Early training can get these intelligent dogs off to a good start at unleashing their potential. They need to feel useful. 
Labrador retriever puppy
The coat colors of Labrador Retriever's are black, yellow and chocolate. Labs have webbed toes, an otter like tail, they are excellent swimmers that love water.
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