This breed certainly falls in the top three when it comes to choosing a pet!
The Labrador Retriever is a medium sized, strong, athletic and well balanced dog. They are friendly. There are two types of Labs: American, which is tall and lanky, and English, which is thicker and heavier. This sports breed has extensive experience in hunting and retrieving. Labradors are revered as companions.
This dog is intelligent, responsive, hardworking, friendly and sensitive. She is obedient and faithful to her owner, affectionate with children, friendly even with strangers, gets along well with other dogs and other pets.
This breed is easily trained. Early socialization is recommended. The Labrador Retriever is very strong and needs to be taught in order not to pull on a leash. They do not respond to harsh teaching methods. A Labrador Retriever needs justice, firmness, consistency, reward, and respect. They excel in tracking, police work, search and rescue, agility, competitive obedience, leadership for the blind, and service dogs for the disabled.
Their wool is easy to maintain, thick and dense with a waterproof undercoat. It is necessary to clean them once a week with great attention during the molt.
Labrador needs a bath about every two months to keep their coat clean and well smelling.
Trim nails should be once or twice a month.
His ears should be checked once a week. If you notice a redness or bad smell that may indicate an infection. Do not insert anything into the ear canal, just clean the outer ear with a cotton swab. Also, you need to clean the ears after swimming, swimming – it helps prevent infection.
Labrador retrievers require regular care with hard bristles. Particular attention should be paid to wool to prevent lumps and ligaments.
Labrador is today used in some areas to hunt any area and in all weather conditions, but it is mainly used as a pet, as a guide for blind people, in search and rescue operations and in tracking drugs.
1. The Black Labrador, owned by the Duke of Bukklukh named Avon, is considered the “fundamental” dog of all modern Labradors.
2. A lot of films shot with the participation of the Labrador breed. One of the most popular – comedy “Marley and Me.”
3. The first yellow labrador that was recognized was a dog named Ben Hyde.
4. Labrador Retriever is one of the best breeds chosen as guide dogs.
5. The pedigrees of the two most influential dogs of the breed Labrador, Peter Faskalli and Flapper, begin in 1878.
6. Many Labradors were crossed with other types of retrievers, although, fortunately, the characteristics of the Labrador prevailed until lovers of this breed wrote the anti-crossing law.
7. Labradors are often used as rescue dogs. Black Labrador, nicknamed Jake, became a national hero in the United States when 9/11 entered the smoldering ruins of World Trade Centers in search of victims. At the time, he was one of fewer than 200 government rescue dogs.
8. One of the seven registered long-lived dogs was a Labrador named Adjutant. He lived to be 27 years old.
Did you know?
It is believed that Labrador retrievers could be called Saint John’s dogs, or they were called Small Newfoundlands. Other people think that the breed was named after the Portuguese word “lavradores” or the Spanish word “labradores”, which means agricultural workers. In Portugal, there is a village called Castro Laboreiro, where herding dogs are very similar to Labradors.
Country UK, Canada
Lifespan 10-13 years
Males height: 56-63 cm
Bitches: 54-60 cm
Dog Weight: 27-40 kg
Bitches: 27-35 kg
Long wool short
Color Black, chocolate, or yellow (light cream)
Group for children, for the apartment
Price 250 – $ 5500