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Labrador.jpg (7244 bytes) The Labrador Retriever is a loving, affectionate, lovable, patient dog. Highly intelligent, loyal, willing, and high-spirited.  They have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs.
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Country of Origin: Newfoundland
AKC Group: Sporting
Function: Scent dog, land and water retriever
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Strong, muscular, webbed feet
Color: Black, chocolate, & yellow
Coat Type: Short, smooth, water resistant
Grooming: Regular brushing, ear cleaning, bathing, & nail trimming
Height: 21-25 inches
Weight: 50-80 pounds
Activity Level: Medium high
Watch Dog: Average
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Medium high
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Good
Good With Strangers: Very friendly
Character: Friendly
Home Environment: Fenced yard, daily exercise
Best Owner: Active
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Destructive, barking, dominate
Physical: Hip dysplasia, skin problems
Recommendations: Obedience training & games can channel hyper energy into mental stimulation