Should I Get A Dog? (Labrador)

Name: Labrador/ Labrador Retriever

Life expectancy: 10 – 12 Years

Height: 23 – 25 inches/ 58 – 63 cm

Weight: 65 – 80 lbs/ 29 – 36 kgs

Colours: Varied

Origin: UK/ Canada

Breed popularity: 1st 


Appearance: The Labrador can stand up to almost 25 inches high depending on the sex and is without doubt the ultimate example of man’s best friend. When children draw dogs, it’s usually the Labrador that takes centre stage as the default image of a dog, with its sturdy and evenly balanced gait. It has a hard and dense coat that varies in colour, with a big, wide head and beautiful black eyes. Usually seen with a tail that just won’t stop wagging. A perfect pooch.

About the Labrador: Probably the most friendly breed of canine that there is, the Labrador is the go to choice for many people looking for a first ever dog. They are highly intelligent and form unbreakable bonds with every human or animal they come into regular contact with. Labradors may be relaxed and calm in the home, but they sure do need a lot of exercise and stimulation. Retrieval games and treat rewards puzzles keep them entertained for hours.

Interesting facts:

  1. Labradors are up there as one of the most commonly seen disability assistance dogs. This is largely down to the fact that they are eminently trainable and highly adaptable. They are most commonly employed as guide dogs or as alert dogs, able to sense drops in blood sugars or the early onset of seizures. Man’s best friend with an emergency alarm feature. 
  2. They are hands down the most popular breed of dog in America. The Labrador is the archetypal dog for the traditional family and for everyone else too, in fact. They are more than worth their popularity too.
  3. These dogs make incredible nursery dogs when trained properly. Lots of dog owners remark that their Labradors watch over the little humans of the house just as they would watch over a puppy. No one would ask a Labrador to raise their child for them, but you can be sure they’d have a good go at it!

Should I Get A Labrador – this will give you some good advice

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