Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever information

Generally Labrador retrievers are between 21.50 to 24.50 inches. Their average life expectancy varies between 12 to 16 years.

Labradors are very sociable dogs and therefore, do not like to be left on their own. This makes them more subject to separation anxiety.


Labrador Retriever characteristics

There are 3 colours of coat for the Labrador Retriever. The most common is black and golden. Chocolate is the rarest. The coat of the Labrador is water proof and his paws are webbed.


Labrador Retriever temperament

Labrador retrievers are known to be very good natured dogs. When trained properly Labrador retrievers can become good assistance dogs. In a family a Labrador will make a fantastic pet as Labrador retrievers are generally good with children and love to play. The favourite game of the Labrador is retrieving toys. Before becoming house pets, Labrador retrievers were trained to retrieve birds. The training of a puppy Labrador requires a lot of patience as Labrador retrievers remain young for about 2 years.


Labrador Retriever training

Puppies Labrador are full of life and need a lot of consistency in their training. Also, it is important to always use the same commands when teaching them, this to avoid any confusion. It is very important to repeat the exercises as much as possible so that your puppy Labrador learns faster. You should not train your puppy Labrador for a too long time as puppies lose attention very quickly. Puppies Labrador stay young for approximately 2 years (sometimes even more). Therefore, it might be interesting to consider enrolling your puppy Labrador to obedience classes.


Labrador retriever food habits

Labrador Retrievers will never say no to food. Therefore, to avoid obesity, it is important not to overfeed them. Labradors have to be fed with good quality food to avoid to stay healthy. Labradors diet require calcium: a puppy Labrador will need plenty of calcium to build his bone structure. Even in later life, Labradors will need calcium in their diet to remain healthy.

Digestive problems are quite common with Labradors. Therefore, a healthy diet is essential in their well being.


Labrador health

Labradors are more and more subject to hip dysplasia.


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