Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular dogs in the world for good reason. They’re friendly sociable, non-aggressive, great with kids, and have been used as service dogs for the blind for years. There are two types of Labradors available – the English Labrador Retriever (heavier and thicker) and the American Labrador Retriever (taller and lankier).
You can get all three colors in the same litter (Black, yellow and chocolate). All Labradors love the company of their humans and are typically very affectionate. Labradors are also good with meeting new people especially if they are well socialised from a young age.
They are intelligent, and training comes easy for them. They are also even tempered, gentle, outgoing, trusting, kind and agile. They’re the kind of dogs that do well around babies, as well as the sick and elderly. They are also often used as working dogs for everything from therapy and guide dogs through to disaster recovery dogs. There really is no end to their talents as they are super adaptable.
The breed typically loves swimming and needs lots of exercise as a younger puppy. They also have a huge appetite and will need to be watched as they have a tendency to overeat. In fact they love their food so much that the only time they will skip food is when they are ill.
Labradors Are Loved By All
These dogs have also starred in many Hollywood blockbusters, such as 1987’s Fatal Attraction, 1992’s Single White Female, and 2008’s Marley & Me, since they’re so trainable, and follow commands so well! It isn’t hard to see how they have become the most popular breed of dogs in both the UK and the USA.
If you want a friendly dog that suits the family this is the one for you. There is a good chance you’ll find them either eating or swimming in the pool!