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Labrador Retriever Puppy & Breed Information
The Labrador Retriever originated in Newfoundland, was recognized in England in 1903 and assigned to the AKC Sporting Group shortly after. The rudder-shaped tail and soft, intelligent “friendly” expression characterizes the breed. Labradors are strong, sturdy, active but calm, earning a Top Ten position with both families and sportsmen, year after year. Labs are natural dogs with few exaggerations and few health problems.
Coat, Color, Care: Labradors have a short dense, weatherproof coat that comes in black, yellow, or chocolate. A cold wet day in a duck blind suits a Lab just fine. The coat does not mat easily but regular combing keeps hair off the sofa.
Labrador Retriever Personality: Labs will hunt and retrieve anything, including your chicken sandwich or your socks! They are among the most congenial of breeds, patient with children and other animals. The Labrador is kind, calmly intelligent, and easily trained.
Exercise Requirements: The Labrador Retriever will sprawl on the floor with the kids but the breed was developed to work all day in the field. Labs need exercise or they become fat, flabby, and frustrated! A fenced yard will do but trotting beside your bicycle will insure a healthy dog and prevent nervous habits such as chewing or licking.
Labrador Health Concerns: Like all heavy breeds, the overweight, poorly muscled Lab is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia or accidental ligament injury. Labs may also have PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) or other eye disorders.
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