All About Labrador Retrievers

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Learn the basics of the labrador retriever dog breed and find out if it’s the right pet for your family.

    Female Speaker: The Labrador Retriever is the number one registered dog in the American Kennel Club. A member of the sporting group, Labs are versatile, energetic and make outstanding family pets.

    Labs are playful, friendly and enjoy being an active part of the family. They are happy to spend an afternoon romping with children and they love to accompany adults on walks, jogs or bike rides.

    Hunters can take Labs out into the field for a long day of hunting and find them to be reliable gun dogs. Activity is a key element in raising a happy, healthy Labrador Retriever as they maintain high energy level well into adulthood and are known to be disruptive when bored.

    Labs are solid athletic dogs with a short protective double coat that comes in yellow, black or chocolate. They have of broad head and a wide muzzle, medium-sized pendant ears and friendly expressive eyes.

    They stand two feet tall and weigh between 65 and 80 pounds. Labs shed heavily throughout the year; regular brushing and baths keep their coat clean and smelling fresh as they will tend to emit a doggy order every few weeks.

    Labrador Retrievers love life, love other dogs and truly love people, making them best suited for families with active lifestyles.