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Labrador Retriever Grooming and Breed Care

abrador Retriever Temperament

The most popular of all the KC breeds, the Labrador Retriever is a good natured, loving, and loyal dog that makes a wonderful family pet. These Dogs are intelligent, responsive, and obedient, which makes them one of the easiest breeds to obedience train. The Labrador Retriever is well suited to both inexperienced and experienced dog owners. He is very quick to learn, and is friendly and sociable, with a mild manner and a very amiable attitude. The temperament and personality of the Labrador Retriever reflects his number one position on the AKC popularity list. He is full of energy, loves to join in with a wide range of activities, and has plenty of love and affection to shower upon his family.


The Labrador Retriever is not a dog that is suited to those with little time for their pets, as these Dogs thrive on companionship and affection from their loved ones. Some do have a tendency to chew, and in particular can indulge in destructive chewing if neglected. Although these Dogs have plenty of spirit and some can be quite independent, they are usually easy to train, as they are clever and eager to please. This breed gets along with just about everyone, from children and strangers to pets and other animals. These active Dogs do require regular exercise, and will fare well with a secure, safe area in which to play and enjoy some exercise.

Labrador Retriever Appearance

The Labrador Retriever is a handsome, sturdy, and robust dog that is large in size. He has dark, wallowing eyes, and an eager and intelligent expression. The coat of the Labrador Retriever is short, close fitting, and sleek, and the coloring can be black, yellow, or chocolate. The weight of the Labrador Retriever is around 55-70 pounds for females, and around 65-80 pounds for males. In terms of height the Labrador Retriever reaches around 21-24 inches for females, and around 22-25 inches for males.

Labrador Retriever Grooming

The Labrador Retriever is a low maintenance dog when it comes to grooming, and his coat needs to be brushed on a weekly basis to keep it sleek and in good condition. He is a medium shedder, and can shed more heavily on a seasonal basis, so he is not the ideal choice for those with allergies. You will also need to step up the grooming at times of the year when he is shedding more heavily.

Labrador Retriever Health Problems and Life Expectancy

There are a number of health issues and disorders linked to this breed, and some of these include: eye problems, HD and elbow dysplasia, CMO, thyroid problems, vWD, diabetes, PRA, OCD, allergies, seizures, and heart problems. The life expectancy of the Labrador Retriever is around 10-12 years. The parents of the Labrador Retriever puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.

Labrador Retriever History

Originating from Canada, the Labrador Retriever was once used to retrieve fish that fell from nets as well as water birds. This is a very versatile breed, and has since gone on to perform all sorts of duties, from assisting police to working with the blind.

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