Labrador Retriever and Labrador Retriever pictures
The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the United
States. It is a solid, muscular dog, slightly longer than tall,
with a short, hard, easy-care, water-resistant double coat that
does not have any waves and comes in solid black, yellow, or chocolate.
There is also said to be a rare silver or gray color that is referred
to by the AKC as a shade of chocolate. It is wide over the loins
and strong and muscular hindquarters. The Labrador Retriever is
a strongly built, active dog; it is easy to train and is good with
children and other dogs. The Labrador Retriever is good-natured,
mild mannered, loyal and hardworking. It makes a good gundog. The
Labrador has much that appeals to people; its gentle ways, intelligence
and adaptability make it an ideal dog. This breed is loving, affectionate,
lovable, and patient. It is high-spirited, lively, loyal, and willing.
The Labrador Retriever is friendly, good-natured, and loves to play;
it is superb with children. This dog loves to swim. It should never
be aggressive. It is highly intelligent, and easily trained. This
dog needs to feel as though it is part of the family; it craves
human attention. It has an excellent, reliable, temperament. It
may be reserved with strangers unless very well socialized as puppies.
It makes a good watchdog. It is important to train the dog early
not to pull on the leash, as it has very strong neck. It is an energetic
dog, delighted to work and play hard. This breed is a big eater
and need regular exercise and moderate rations to avoid a tendency
to become overweight. The Labrador Retriever is a bit more dominant
and independent than the Golden Retriever. Some of its talents include:
hunting, tracking, retrieving, watchdogging, police work, narcotics
detection, guide for the blind, service dog for the disabled, search
and rescue, sledding, carting, agility, and competitive obedience.