Labrador Retriever Dog Breed-Interesting Facts To Know

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Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever is the most popular and best dog breed in the United States and all other countries. American Kennel Club recognized this breed first time in 1917. It is a friendly companion and useful for some work. Lab is a friendly and social breed that keeps good relations with neighbor dogs. However, they demand proper care and grooming because of the water-repellent double coat they often shed. Therefore regular weekly baths keep them clean. Because of its intelligence and friendly nature, its name is number one in the list of the top 10 most popular best dog breeds. Let’s know here about some interesting facts about this breed.

Labrador Retriever History 

Labrador Retriever dog originated in1500s by European settlers in Newfoundland. The fisherman owned this breed and used to bring back fishes that fell off the fishing hooks. Black Labrador puppy was the original Labrador color and genetically dominant breed.  

This breed was introduced to Britain from ships trading between Poole and Canada in Dorset. Then, Labradors became hunting dogs. Labrador was perfect for these icy water jobs because their coat-repelled water and webbed paws made them amazing swimmers. British sportsman Colonel Hawker described this dog breed as the best for any shooting.

Labrador Height and Weight

Labrador is the best if someone is looking for a medium to large dog breed. The height of a Labrador is between 21-25 inches, and it weighs 55-80 pounds. 

Labrador Retriever Color

The first originated Labrador was a black Labrador puppy. However, it featured an otterlike tail with a short, dense coat that comes in yellow, black, and chocolate color.

Labrador Retriever Temperament

Labrador Retriever is an intelligent and robust dog breed commonly known as a guide dog. Labrador’s friendly and detective nature can help during search and rescue missions. Retriever is always ready to dive into icy water during a long day of hunting.

Care and Upbringing

Lab is a high-energy dog and demands daily training, like hours of exercise. Also, other activities like running and swimming. They really like cold weather because of its origin. Therefore, they really like swimming in hot weather. 

The Labrador is difficult to control for the elder and children; therefore, it is better to use a collar rather than a harness should be used.

Labrador Retriever Food

This world bets breed also famous for its huge appetite. According to studies, Lab carries a mutation in the POMC gene that regularizes. Therefore, they are susceptible to canine hip dysplasia.

Labrador puppies have rapid growth rates; therefore, they need to feed high-quality food in the early 12 months. It provides extra calories to grow to its full potential. They need to feed twice daily, but you must be very careful in your feeding routine to prevent stomach upset. They eat very quickly, which can lead to bloating and any emergency.

Labrador puppy price

Labrador puppy price is between $800-1200 in the United States. Besides, in Pakistan, people really love to keep this breed. Therefore, Labrador puppies are selling in Pakistan as the average puppy price is almost 16000-2000 pk. The price also depends on this dog’s breed age like some pet houses mention Labrador puppies for sale; 5 months old price is 45000.

Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of Lab is 10-12 years, which could be increased if you really care for them. They need proper exercise, feed, and all other activities. 

Bottom Line

Hopefully, you will find this article interesting. Pet lovers always love to know about their pet’s facts. We will share more breeds.

Here you can also read: German Shepherd

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