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Description:

The Labrador originates from Newfoundland and was first introduced to England in the 1800's. Labradors are highly trainable and are renowned as good family pets due to their gentle disposition. The Labrador Retriever is a solid, muscular dog, slightly longer than tall, with a short, easy-care, water-resistant double coat that does not have any waves and comes in solid black, yellow, or chocolate.

 

Size:

Dogs Height: 22-24 inches (56-61cm.)

Dogs Weight: Weight 60-75 pounds (27-34kg.)

Bitches Height: 21-23 inches (53-58cm.)
Bitches Weight: 55-70 pounds (25-32kg.) 

                   

Coat and Grooming:

The thick, smooth short-haired coat is easy to groom. Labradors only need bathing or dry shampooing when necessary, otherwise regular brushing will suffice. These dogs are average shedders.

 

Ease of Training:

The Labrador Retriever is an intelligent dog which is easy to train. They are excellent field sports and search dogs and will also perform well in obedience competitions.

 

Temperament:

The Labrador Retriever is a loving, affectionate and patient dog. They are lively and good-natured and love to play and swim. They have a reliable temperament and are normally good with children and and other dogs. They  are not necessarily good watchdogs.

 

Health Issues:

Labradors are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia. Also prone to PRA and eye disorders.

 

Exercise:

As Labradors are energetic dogs they will thrive when working and playing hard. They need quite a lot of exercise and will enjoy going for long walks and retrieving and swimming.

 

Life Expectancy:

About 10-12 years

 

 

 

 

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