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Labrador retriever

Posted on January 23rd, 2017

A labrador retriever is a super friendly dog, a everybody’s friend that always likes to play

Labrador retriever

Information

Alternative Names:

Lab

Country of Origin:

Newfoundland (Canada)

History:

Bred as a hunter and water retriever, the Labrador was developed from Saint John’s Newfoundlands and other gun dogs in the early nineteenth century. It was a distinct breed by the mid-nineteenth century. The Labrador retriever is the most popular companion dog in the U.S. and still is used for hunting, as well as a number of other jobs, including search and rescue, detection, and service work.

Physical Description:

This is a medium to large-size, muscular dog. It has a broad head with a black or brown or hazel eyes; and short, triangular drop ears. The otter tail is long and thick. The double coat has a short, dense undercoat and short, straight, water-resistant outer coat in black, yellow, or chocolate. There may be a white spot on the chest.

Height:

21.5 to 24.5 inches

Weight:

55 to 80 pounds

Temperament:

The Labrador retriever is enthusiastic, social and biddable. It is even-tempered and friendly with almost everyone, including children and other dogs. It loves the water and carrying objects in its mouth.

Activity Level:

High

Best Owner:

It does well with an active family in a rural or suburban environment but can adapt to city life with sufficient exercise.

Special Needs:

Exercise, training.



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