Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular family dogs. Highly intelligent and will give true love to their owner. You will love him.
Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular races in the world. For the first time it was mentioned in the 19th century, when they were brought from Newfoundland to England. Which means that their origin was from retrievers, and not from Labrador.
During this period, the dogs were called Lesser meaning a small dog. Because of the high taxes imposed by the state, this breed is almost gone. However, in the year 1800 in England starts mixing with retrievers. That is how twas created today’s Labrador Retriever. Breed was officially recognized in 1903 by the English Kennel Club, and in 1917 by the American.
Breed is named after an island in Canada.
Since 1991 is the most common dog in America.
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APPEARANCE AND ANATOMY
Labrador Retriever is a powerful dog, medium size. It is strongly built and very mobile. It is very nice dog and a great retriever. A large, somewhat stocky, but it looks a hundred percent harmonic and nice.
There are two types, English and American. But the differences are small.
English is smaller and shorter, with a larger head, while the US is bigger.
There is another type. This is the Australian Labrador, however, did not spread around the world. The ideal height of females is 21 to 22 inches, while males have a height of 22 to 23 inches.
Females may weigh from 55 to 70 pounds, while the males are heavy from 59 to 80 pounds.
HEAD: wide, beautifully modeled, without soft cheeks. Jaw of medium length, strong, with broad, strong formed nose.
EYES: medium size, brown or hazel.
EARS: not large, light, well attached to the head, high set.
TEETH: strong jaws, with regular teeth set square to the jaws.
NECK: very powerful, set into well placed shoulders.
BODY: wide chest, rounded ribs, top line straight.
LEGS: well formed, straight and parallel, knee joint at a right angle.
FEET: round and compact with strong pads.
TAIL: very thick at the base, to the top is evenly tapering, of medium length, round, known as the “otter tail”, constantly on the move.
HAIR: short, thick, with no flag, sharp enough, resistant to all weather conditions.
COLORS: one color, black, yellow or liver-chocolate brown. A small white patch on the chest is acceptable.
CHARACTER AND BEHAVIOR
Labrador Retriever is a balanced dog, easy to adapt to the new environment. It is attached to the owner or family. Much likes happy playing with the children or swimming in the pool, river, sea or any water.
It is intelligent, and careful and obedient companion. Will always listen to boss, because that makes him happy. He is friendly towards other dogs, strangers or family members. For breed Labrador Retriever aggressiveness is unknown.
It belongs to the type of obedient dogs. Dressage is easy and constructive. In the relation with the youngest he is very gentle and cuddly, so it can not really be classified as the true keeper. Because it can hardly happen that hurt someone.
What he can not tolerate and accept difficult, is rude behavior and shouting. You must be patient, calm and full of understanding. Labrador Retriever will certainly return the favor.
They are used in the police and army for drug discovery, dynamite and terrorists.
ADAPTATION AND CONDITIONS OF LIFE
Labrador Retriever is a very sociable dog, and is an ideal choice for a home dog. In addition, he is energetic and require daily physical activity.
Ideal living conditions include a combination of home and yard. If you have a pool in the backyard, and you do not want to share it with the dog on a daily basis, it is necessary to install the fence. Labrador Retriever will not be able to resist the challenge of water.
They can live outside in temperate climates. Yet, Labrador Retriever is the happiest in warm home, together with its owner.
He is always ready to play, cuddle and rarely barks. Even on the strangers.
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HEALTH PROBLEMS AND CARE
Labrador Retrieve need to comb once a week. When during the moult often. Shed twice a year. They are quite greedy, and constantly chew something.
But it is necessary to take into account the amount of food you entered, it might easily get fat. Then this is no longer true Labrador Retriever.
It is recommended periodic inspection of the hips.
Labrador Retrieve is generally a very healthy breed with a life expectancy from 10 to 13 years.