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Labrador Retriever Dog Breed Profile

Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever used to work with Cod fishermen, helping them pull the heavy nets out of the icy waters off Newfoundland, Canada.

Other Names:
Lab, Saint John's Dog

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Origin: Originally from Newfoundland . The breed was further developed in England.

Breed Purpose: Retieving Game.

Kennel Club Dog Group: Gundog

Height: Bitch 53-58cm., Dog 56-61cm.

Weight: Bitch 25-32kg., Dog 27-34kg.

Lifespan: 11-12 years

Exercise Needs: The Labrador Retriever is a highly energetic dog needing lots of daily exercise. They love swimming and retrieving balls. They take part in dog agility, working trials and dog obedience trials. Lack of exercise makes this dog destructive and irritable.

Feeding Needs: This dog is a real glutton! They will eat just about anything and are born scavengers. They will always appear famished and as a result they are often overfed which leads to obesity. They must never be allowed to beg or steal food and using treats as reward training should be avoided. Stick to the recommended quantities and feed the Lab as natural a diet as possible.

Common Ailments: None, fairly healthy dogs all round.

Physical Description: The overall appearance of this dog is one of strength, power, and alertness. The head is large and well shaped with a well defined stop. The eyes are medium sized and are brown or hazel. The ears are set back and fold over to fall against the head. The neck is muscular going down to a sturdy body with a wide, deep chest. The topline is level, with long sloping shoulders. The front legs are straight and well boned and the hind legs are muscular. The tail is thick at the base, tapering towards a rounded tip and is best described as an ‘otter's tail'. The coat is short and dense with a waterproof undercoat. The coat colours are solid black, yellow to red or cream, and solid liver/chocolate.

Labrador Retriever K9 Obedience Dog Breed Summary:

The Labrador Retriever is one of Britain 's best loved family pets. It is a fun loving, undemanding, good natured dog. It is also very easy to train for medium skilled owners and above.

This dog just loves to work and is used by search and rescue, the police and armed forces, and as a guide dog for the blind.

The Labrador is a dog that just wants to please everybody but potential owners should remember that the Lab is a working dog and will never be happy just lounging around.

This dog does not like to be left alone for long periods and will never be content with just a quick walk, so is really not suited for the more sedate family.

The Labrador is a perfect pet for the active, busy family who have a love of the outdoor life.
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