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Labrador Retrievers are friendly, outgoing, and high-spirited dogs, known for their intelligence and good nature. They have a short, dense coat in black, yellow, or chocolate, and are strong, medium-sized dogs. Labs are popular family pets and excel in various roles, including as service dogs.

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Labrador Retriever Character

Labrador Retrievers are known for their friendly, gentle, and obedient temperament. Sociable and good-natured, they get along well with children and other animals. Their loyalty and affectionate nature make them ideal family pets and loyal companions.

They're a curious, exploratory, and intelligent breed, with an interest in following scent. This makes them perfect for hunting or tracking roles, but their kind manner also means that they make excellent service and therapy dogs.

Labradors mature at roughly three years old, and up to this age they can show puppy-like energy and often seem hyperactive.

Labrador Retriever Appearance

Labrador Retrievers are robust, medium-sized dogs, typically weighing 55-80 pounds, with males standing 22.5-24.5 inches tall and females 21.5-23.5 inches. They have a short, dense, water-resistant coat, coming in black, yellow, or chocolate colors. Labs have a broad head, expressive eyes, and a thick, tapering "otter" tail. Their athletic build contributes to their versatility and energy.

Conditions which affect this breed

Labrador Retrievers are generally healthy dogs, but like most breeds they can be susceptible to certain health concerns.

They're prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, conditions affecting joint health, and are at risk for obesity due to their love of food. They may also develop eye conditions like progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts. Genetic issues such as exercise-induced collapse and hereditary myopathy can occur. Regular vet care, proper diet, and exercise are key in managing these health concerns, with responsible breeding practices also playing a crucial role.

Weird Fact..

Labradors are missing a gene called 'pro-opiomelanocortin' (POMC). This gene regulates appetite and indicates fat storage in the body. This probably contributes to the Lab's love of food, even after a filling meal.

Labrador Retriever History

The Labrador Retriever, initially known as the St. John's dog, originated from Newfoundland, Canada, not from Labrador as the name might suggest. In the 1800s, they were employed by local fishermen to help retrieve fish that escaped hooks and haul in fishing nets. The breed caught the attention of English nobles visiting Canada, who brought them back to England. Here, they were further developed for hunting, with the Duke of Malmesbury playing a significant role in refining the breed. Known for their strong swimming ability, gentle temperament, and proficiency in retrieving, Labradors soon became favoured as both hunting companions and family pets. Their intelligence and good nature also made them ideal for various service roles, contributing to their popularity worldwide.

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