It’s beautiful. It’s loyal. It’s an easy dog to train and wow, can it swim. The Labrador Retriever is perfect for families with children and for people who like to spend time with their door whether its indoors or outdoors.
This social dog is very good with other dogs, other animals, and especially with children. The Labrador Retriever is devoted and loyal towards the family and makes an excellent guard dog. Although it’s not suited to live in a city, it doesn’t get rattled by traffic or a lot of stimuli.
This is the most popular breed of dog in the US and it’s no wonder why. The Labrador Retriever is intelligent and mild mannered, thereby making it an excellent companion. It has the perfect combination of loyalty and fierceness since it is a wonderful guard dog. They’re easy to train since they respond well to both positive attention and praise. They’re also fun to take on vacation since they swim well! In fact, their history traces back to being companions in waterfowl hunting.
Interestingly enough, the origin of the Labrador Retriever traces back to Newfoundland, Canada. It’s part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador where legend has it that its descendants were actually a water dog which is a crossbreed of a native water dog and the Newfoundland dog. It was coined the term “Labrador” to be known as the lesser Newfoundland dog. Another legend has it the origin traces back to Portugal where guard dogs have an uncanny resemblance to Labrador Retrievers.
Dating back to 1878, according to the American Kennel Club, the Labrador Retriever is one of the oldest and most recognized breeds of dogs in the United States. While it’s also known as the Lab or the St. John’s Dog or the Newfoundland Water Dog, regardless of the nickname, they’re typically large dogs with a short and smooth coat. Plus, their interwoven coat is considered to be waterproof which makes it excellent for swimming.
Its color may either be sold black, yellow (ranging from a light shade to a deep red), or chocolate (medium to dark brown). Actually, when born in the same litter it’s not uncommon for puppies to literally be all different colors. The color is determined by two genes – one gene determines the density of the pigment whereas the second gene determines whether or not the pigment is produced.
This well-balanced breed adapts well to change and aren’t typically overly aggressive. Known as a low maintenance breed, the Labrador Retriever has a fun-loving attitude which can sometimes get them into mischief! Since they respond well to train and positive attention, they’re open to being trained. In fact, they thrive on the attention and affection. As for one of the few drawbacks? They have a voracious appetite! They eat a lot and are persistent in requesting food so be careful when rewarding their behavior with treats – they may easily come back for more! It’s important to control the consumption to prevent the Labrador Retriever from becoming overweight or having health-related problems.