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All about Labrador Retrievers

This breed definitely deserves its huge popularity. Devoted, obedient and amiable this dog is excellent with children, other dogs and household pets. It is capable of being a calm housedog, playful yard dog and intense field dog all on the same day!

Labrador Retrievers are strongly built and very active, loyal, good natured and hard working.

Developed in the 19th Century from Newfoundland dogs, Labrador Retrievers first arrived in Britain on fishing boats travelling to Poole Harbour, Dorset. Locals were impressed by the dogs ability to help fishermen haul their heavy nets ashore and began keeping them as working animals. Sportsmen also began to appreciate it as a valuable gundog suitable for wild fowling.

Now one of the most popular breeds Lab Retrievers work not only as a gun dog, but as an impressive sniffer dog with police forces world wide and highly prized guide dog.

Retrievers are non aggressive and make wonderful pets, they are not great watchdogs!

Labrador Retrievers at a glance

Our 4 Paw Rating - to the  suitability of Labrador Retrievers for your home and lifestyle

Size 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Shoulder height up to 22.5 inches, weight 55 - 75 lbs

Coat Care 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Thick, dense and weather resistant, weekly brushing

Family Life 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Lab Retrievers get along well with children and other animals, not a great guardog

Lifestyle 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Will adapt to the lifestyle of your family, with training, love consistency

Health 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Life expectancy 12 - 14 years
Test for cardiac, hip, and eye recommended

Exercise 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Lab Retrievers need plenty of exercise, need to be taken on long walks and loves to take part in field sports and swim!

Training 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Lab Retrievers are easy to train, learn quickly, eager to please and love to work

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