Labrador Retriever Dogs are the kind of retriever gun dog. They are commonly named as Lab. It is a kind of nickname.
Labradors are most popular dog breeds in United States and United Kingdom. They are originated in the United Kingdom and Canada. In many countries Labrador retrievers are popular as disability assistance.
They are well trained to help to the blind people who are suffering from autism. Labrador Retrievers are breed as friendly companions and they are most useful as working dogs.
Generally their life span is ranged in between 12 to 13 years. Pre ancestors of Labrador Retrievers were come from Newfoundland and the dog from Newfoundland became the Labrador.
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Labrador Retriever Dogs Breed Characteristics:
For the very first time yellow Labrador Retriever Dogs were born in the year 1899 and the chocolate Labrador was born in the year 1930. Normally this both yellow and chocolate Labradors are the sub types of the Labrador generation. Both of the subtypes have different facial and body types as their general features.
Labradors are medium to large sized dog breeds. Their body weight is change according to their sex. (Male or female). Average weight of male Labrador is ranged in between 29 -36 kg and average weight of female dogs ranged in between 25 – 32 kg.
Labrador’s height also changed little bit according to their gender. Male Labradors show their height as 56 cm and the average height of female Labrador’s ranged in between 54 -56 cm.
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Labrador Retriever Dogs have short, smooth, straight and dense coat. Their coat shows water resistant ability which the dog can survive healthy by not gets caught by cold during winter season. Coat is naturally made as oily and slightly dry for the well adaptation to the seasons.
Black, chocolate and yellow are the common coat colors for Labrador Retrievers. They have broad head which is well proportion with the body. Their brown eyes look so innocent. They have very powerful and muscular body. Labrador’s jaws also strong and powerful.
We can see Labrador breeds in three colors including cream to red fox yellow color, solid black color and medium to dark brown chocolate color. These colors are controlled by the multiple genes in Labradors. Pigmentation also highly affected to them. Pigmentation is mostly visible in the common places of the dog’s body such as eyes, nose, lips, feet, tail, etc.
When we look to the temperament of the Labrador’s they are popular as outgoing, pleasant, kind, intelligent in nature. They are use as detecting dogs in police forces, military forces and the navy. They are mentioned as excellent family dogs. They can move well with children and other animals. They are really even – tempered dog breeds. Labradors are fun loving dog types.
They have specific skills for working in the field in very fast. Female Labrador retrievers are more independent than males. Labradors become matured in their age three. Labradors are not normally suite as guard dogs because they are highly easygoing and friendly with strangers.
We should always be careful about their diet which directly affect to their good health because Labradors have well known popularity for appetite. These Labrador retrievers are used as detectors, therapy works and search and rescue.
Labrador Retriever Dogs require sufficient exercise to maintain their health. If not they may face most health issues. Most of them are inherited disorders.
- Luxating patella – This is a knee problem. The knee of the dog dislocates and goes back.
- Hip and elbow dysplasia – This cause due to their largest size.
- They also suffer from most of the eye disorders including retinal dysplasia, cataracts, corneal dystrophy, and progressive retinal atrophy.
- Exercise induced collapse – After the short period of exercise this cause weakness, collapse, hyperthermia and disorientation.
Since their puppy time to adult we have to provide very healthy and appetisable foods and beverages for the Labrador retriever dogs. According to the changes in their age we have to alter the way of supplying foods and the type of foods.
The quality of the foods is a very important factor because it is really need to maintain the better healthy on Labrador retriever dogs. During their puppy time period milk is very important beverage because at that period their teeth is not grown well and they are unable to cutting and chewing foods.
Vaccination also very influential to maintain the health of the Labrador retriever dogs. According to their age ranges medically recommended drugs and vaccines must have to be given.