Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever has consistently ranked as the most popular purebred dog in the United States for more than 10 years, according to the American Kennel Club. Labradors are people-oriented dogs, always ready for a jog around the neighborhood, a strenuous hike or an endless game of fetch.  Labrador Retrievers live in generally 10-12 years.

They have relatively few health problems, but are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, ear infections and eye disorders. Labrador Retriever was bred to be both a friendly companion and a useful working dog.

Labrador Retriever is a strongly built, medium-sized, short-coupled, dog possessing a sound, athletic, well-balanced conformation that enables it to function as a retrieving gun dog. Labrador Retrievers were bred for physically demanding jobs, and they have the high energy that goes along with being a working breed . They need at least 30 to 60 minutes of exercise a day.

Even non-dog people can recognize a Labrador, and artists and photographers have captured his image countless times. True Labrador Retriever temperament is as much a hallmark of the breed as the “otter” tail. The ideal disposition is one of a kindly, outgoing, tractable nature; eager to please and non-aggressive towards man or animal.