So you’re considering adding a Labrador Retriever to your family? Here is a snapshot to help you determine if it’s the
right breed for your lifestyle.
- The Labrador Retriever is an outgoing and patient breed of dog. They are known for their willingness to please their owners and their love of children.
- They can be very energetic and forget their size when running through the house. They should be supervised around small children.
- A versatile hunting dog
that is known for their exceptional
"trainability" and work ethic.
The most important job however, is as an affectionate and loyal
- They shed year round and require a full grooming monthly.
- Labradors make great family members but as with all breeds they must have socialization and obedience training early on.
- They require daily exercise in a fenced yard or regular, leashed walks, jogs or runs with their owner. They should not be off leash unless training for fieldwork.
- This breed’s average life span is 10 to 12 years of age. Responsible breeders screen their dogs for orthopedic and genetic diseases before breeding them. Genetic defects found in some dogs of this breed include: hip dysplasia, cardiac disease and progressive retinal atrophy.
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