This intelligent dog is a quick learner who loves to retrieve. A well-trained Lab is obedient and kind toward children and other pets and makes a great family pet.
One of America's favorite family pets is the Labrador Retriever. They originated in the 18th century in Newfoundland, Canada. Black Labs were used to retrieve game and help pull fishing boats through the water. The first yellow Labrador appeared in a litter of blacks and the Chocolate Lab later developed as a cross of the two. Labs are easygoing, happy, gentle and patient. They love people, are eager to please, and are quick learners. Because they are patient and gentle with children, they make a great family pet. They are also good pets for outdoorsy people, hunters, and fishermen because they are active and love to swim and retrieve. They need plenty of mental and physical exercise daily. Grooming Labs requires only occasional brushing to remove dead hair.
Breed Details & Traits
Height: Male: 22.5-24.5"; Female: 21.5-23.5"
Weight: Male: 65-80 lb; Female: 55-70 lb
Lifespan: 10-12 years
Eager to please, Loves to retrieve, Loves to swim, Sporting group,
Common Health Concerns for Labrador Retriever:
- Cruciate Ligament Rupture
- Hip Dysplasia
- Hot Spots
- OCD-Osteochondritis Dissecans
- Patellar Luxation
- PRA-Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Less Common Concerns for Labrador Retriever:
- Exercise-induced Collapse
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
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