Labrador Retriever Puppies for Sale
Breed Group: Sporting Height: 21.5 – 24.5 inches at the shoulder Weight: 55-80 pounds Life Span: 10-13 years
The Labrador Retriever (known simply as the Labrador) is the most popular breed of dog in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA and Canada. Bred originally as gun dogs, today’s Labrador is famous for its roles as assistance dogs for visually impaired and autistic people, detection & screening dogs, therapy dogs and law enforcement dogs.
Labradors vary widely, but they are generally quite large and muscular with a short, dense, water-repellent coat, a broad head, brown or hazel eyes, strong jaws, a medium muzzle, and an “otter tail” which is thick at the base and narrower at the tip. There are three main colour varieties in Golden Retrievers: black, yellow, and chocolate, and occasionally all three can be present in the same litter.
Labradors are famous for their loyalty, affection and patience, which make them great family dogs. They love to play and swim and are excellent with children and other dogs. They love to have a strong, assertive pack leader and need to feel like they are part of the family. They are very intelligent and trainable, and should be trained and socialised from a young age to ensure they do not become destructive. They are widely regarded as being one of the smartest breeds of dog.
English-type Labradors are generally very calm and laidback, but American-type Labradors can become highly-strung if they do not receive adequate amounts of exercise.
Labradors are known for their enthusiasm and puppy-like energy, and this generally lasts til the age of 3.
They are usually not very noisy dogs, but will occasionally bark at noise from unseen sources.
Labrador Retriever Cons: Unless you’ve got time to channel its exuberant energies, the Labrador Retriever can soon prove destructive.
Labrador Retriever Pros: A Labrador Retriever has the versatility many other dogs only dream of. It can make an excellent companion, accompany family on hunting and fishing escapades, stir awe while walking through a show ring, and so much more.
Learn more about the Labrador Retriever breed here.
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