Labrador Dog Information
The Labrador Dog
is one of the most recognizable and interesting dog breeds in the world.
They were originally bred in Newfoundland near the end of the 18th century, and eventually found their way into England as hunting dogs. Once in England, their breed was isolated and then repeated, leading to the purebred form that we know and love today.
One of the Labrador Retrievers most interesting skills is its use as a trustworthy hunting dog. A Lab can easily be trained to recognize the scent of any wild game or fowl, and will quickly and energetically accompany you on a hunting trip.
They love water, which makes them perfect retrievers if your duck falls in the middle of a frozen pond. Nothing will make you happier than watching your Labrador dog paddling happily towards you with a freshly shot duck in its mouth in the middle of a perfect winter day. It's the stuff upon which dreams are built.
Some of the traits that make Labs so well suited for hunting work is their strong, athletic build, their friendly temperament, and their high level of intelligence and curiosity. They're always willing to learn something new, so it's extremely easy to train your Labrador dog simple as well as advanced commands.
Labrador Retrievers, although excellent pets, can be extremely susceptible to Elbow Dysplasia and Dog Hip Dysplasia, a common ailment among certain breeds of dogs.
Because of this, you should take it easy when you're
Training your Labrador Retriever. Make sure that he has time to rest often and you should learn some Dog First Aid to take care of any immediate problems.
If you notice your dog breathing heavily or limping, Visit Your Veterinarian right away.
It may turn out to be nothing, but when your Dogs Health is on the line you never want to take any chances. If you treat him right, he'll be with you for life.
While a lot of dogs tend to stay on the smaller side, even into full maturity, Labradors can easily grow to weight more than 100 pounds. If you've never seen a 100 pound animal, it's a lot of dog!
As such, you need to be careful how you (and your kids) play with him. They rarely bite, but their boundless enthusiasm and energy can turn them into small whirling dervishes that can cause a lot of harm to nearby people or objects.
They sometimes just don't realize their own size, and just seem to think they're still Labrador Puppies.
As a note on exercise, make sure your Labrador dog gets Regular Exercise and has a lot of opportunity for running and playing.
You can take them on walks or jogs, and even on bike rides. When you have one on a leash, make him heel directly beside or behind you. The Labrador dog is a Pack animal, and will always want a leader to follow.
It may seem harsh to make him slow down to your speed, but he really does enjoy it. Have fun with your Labrador Retriever and always be safe.
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