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Labrador Retriever

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The Labrador Retriever - the most Popular Family Dog in the US
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The Labrador Retriever is an affectionate, loving, lovable,
patient dog. They are also known for their loyalty,
intelligence, high spirit and willingness. They love to play
and are good natured and lively. The dog loves to swim and
can play in the water happily for hours retrieving. They are
an excellent dog that is friendly and reliable and great
with children and other dogs.

Because of its willingness to please and its intelligence
dogs of this breed are highly trainable. They not only make
great family companions but excel in all types of service
and work. They make excellent drug detection dogs, field
trial competitors, hunters, guide for the blind, obedience,
and as service dogs.

The male Labrador Retriever stands twenty-two to twenty-four
inches in height and weighs between sixty and seventy-five
pounds. Some male Labrador Retrievers can grow to weigh more
than one hundred pounds. The females can reach twenty-one to
twenty-three inches and weigh between fifty-five to seventy
pounds. This breed has a life expectancy of between ten to
twelve years if it is not allowed to become obese.

The Labrador Retriever breed is susceptible to elbow and hip
They have also been known to have problems with
eye disorders and PRA. These dogs have a tendency to be
greedy eaters so it is important to properly ration their

Your Lab needs to be taken on a long daily walk to take care
of its physical and psychological needs. These are happy
energetic dogs that love to play and work. They can walk,
jog, run and ride along with your bicycle without issue.

The Labrador Retriever will do fine in an apartment setting
provided it is given enough exercise. They are somewhat
active indoors and will be happier if they have an average
sized yard to play in (or a dog park visit daily).

The Labrador Retriever's coat is short-haired, smooth and it
has a double coat of fur. Brush with a firm bristle brush or
comb regularly paying closer attention to the undercoat.
Give the dog a bath or dry shampoo only when necessary.
These dogs shed averagely.

Labrador Retriever

What is the Best Way to Feed your Labrador Retriever
for Long Life and Health?

Jane Bicks, D.V.M.

The Labrador Retriever is a hunk of muscle and
willingness to work that requires a high quality
alternative food, plus a daily multi vitamin-mineral

See my Seal of Approval for the Ultimate Dining
Experience for your Labrador Retriever here

Labrador Retrievers are prone to obesity, so watch those calories.

See if your Labrador Retriever is fat here

If dandruff or oily skin becomes a problem, supplement
with an antioxidant formulation that contains vitamin E.

See also how to help Prevent Skin & Coat problems

Natural Healthy Treats for Labrador Retrievers

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