Labrador Retrievers are bred to be a friendly companion and a hunting companion, the Labrador is an ideal pet for anyone looking for a loyal and intelligent family companion. The Labrador Retriever has became one of the most popular breeds, winning the hearts of everyone.
Need to be aware of potential health issues
They are very social
Gets along with other animals
Great family dog
Needs a secured yard
They are a sporting dog
Most love to retrieve
Most love to swim
They are versatile and well suited for many activities
They are biddable and fairly easy to train
Labradors are large, strongly built dogs with good bone and substance. Their heads are broad with soft, intelligent looking eyes that are the perfect indicators of their friendliness and generally easy-going nature. Their tails are described as being “otter-like” and are both strong and almost constantly wagging.
The Labrador colours vary from black and yellow, to chocolate.
The Labrador Retriever is an active, friendly, loving dog who thrives on human companionship, wanting nothing more than to please their owners (except perhaps eat anything and everything, and jump in any water they can find!). They are ideal pets for households with children and they get on well with other household animals.
Labradors are a very happy breed, extremely affectionate, constantly wagging their tails and always on the go. They are easily trained, being eager to learn, and to please, and can turn their paw to just about anything. They are total foodies however, which helps with their training, but not their waistlines!
Labradors are generally a joy to train as they are both clever and biddable, and love working with their owner. Despite being generally unproblematic, they do still need training as they have a need to work and to keep their busy brains occupied. A bored Labrador will be more prone to property destructive. Being a retrieving breed, it’s especially important to train them using positive, reward-based methods to happily give up any ‘prizes’ they find that they might otherwise want to keep hold of.
Feeding and Nutrition
Labradors are known for their love of food and large appetites. They benefit from a different balance of nutrients including minerals and vitamins compared to smaller-breed dogs. The Labrador is prone to bloating and stomach problems; smaller, more frequent meals can help minimize this risk. Always feed a quality dog food. Please avoid Grain-Free!
Your dog's diet needs to have the right balance of all the main nutrient groups including a constant supply of fresh water.
Proper nutrition along with care can contribute to a Labrador lifespan reaching 14 years.