The Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed of dogs in the USA as ranked by the AKC for the 21st consecutive year. They are a solid, muscular dog with a short, water-resistant double coat. They have a broad head and thick nose. Eyes are chestnut or hazel. The English Labrador version is heavier, thicker and stockier. The American Lab is usually taller and slimmer. They have great dispositions and are very intelligent. They are used in a variety of ways from hunting companions to service dogs to the worlds greatest pets.
Labs are loving and affectionate. They’re loyal and want to please. They love water and are friendly with children and other dogs. They crave human attention and need to be a part of a loving family.
The dogs are easy to groom and usually live for 10-12 years. They NEED exercise daily, this will help to curb hyper-activity. Training is highly recommended and makes your pet a better family member.
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