Labrador Retriever

A loyal, obedient, and playful family dog, the Labrador Retriever is a breed of retriever gun dog. Today they are one of the most popular family dogs.
Labrador Retriever Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

22-25 Inches

WEIGHT

55-70 Lbs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

12-14 years

Labrador Retriever Information

Loyal, obedient, and playful, the Labrador is a British breed of retriever gun dog. Bred to help fishermen with their nets and pull small boats to shore, they were also used for hunting and retrieving game. Today they are a popular family dog.

This breed is among the oldest of the modern recognized breeds.

The Labrador Retriever is strong, athletic, and well-balanced.

Labrador Retriever Health Issues

The Labrador Retriever has a deletion mutation of Proopiomelanocortin (POMC) in the genes responsible for regulating appetite — making labs prone to over-eating and obesity when its diet is not adequately controlled.

Labrador Retrievers are at risk of Exercise Induced Collapse, Cardiomyopathy, Patellar Luxation, Portosystemic Shunts, Osteochondrosis of the Elbow, Cancer, Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts, Osteochondrosis of the Ankle/Knee, Elbow Dysplasia, and Entropion.

Labrador Retriever Training

This breed is easily trained. The Labrador Retriever needs fairness, firmness, consistency, reward, and respect.  

Labrador Retriever Grooming

The Labrador Retriever requires regular grooming with a firm bristle brush.

Breed Identification

COLORS

Solid Black, Yellow, Or Chocolate

HAIR LENGTH

Short

Breed Care

GROOMING

Once a week

EXERCISE NEEDS

More than an hour per day

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Exercise Induced Collapse, Cardiomyopathy, Patellar Luxation, Portosystemic Shunts, Osteochondrosis of the Elbow, Cancer, Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts, Osteochondrosis of the Ankle/Knee, Elbow Dysplasia, Entropion

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