Guide to Labrador Retrievers
Labrador Retrievers come in three different colors, black, chocolate brown, and yellow. There are different shades of chocolate and yellow Labrador retrievers, but the black ones are just simply black. Some Labrador Retrievers have a small patch of white on their chest which is just normal for them.
The coat of a Labrador Retriever has 2 layers of hair coats that protects them from cold and water. The Labrador’s first coat keeps it dry and warm and it is a soft coat. The second or outer coat is water repellant and harder than the first coat. When the dog comes out of water, the water just comes right off the dog. The first coat protects the dog from the cold.
If you need a hunting dog, they you should choose a Labrador Retriever. If you look hunting for birds, then you can rely on your Labrador Retriever to fetch the bird that you have shot during hunting. Swimming in the water to fetch something for you is not too difficult for a Labrador Retriever. They actually love swimming in the water. Do not let them swim in freezing cold water but only in normal temperatures.
Many Americans love Labrador Retrievers. A lot of households in America own a Labrador Retriever. This is because they make great pets. Labradors make a great pet because they are very friendly and love children.
The average size of a Labrador Retriever is around 50 to 80 pounds, which puts them in the category of medium to large sized dogs.
If you are looking for a watchdog, then don’t get a Labrador Retriever. People can get scared of Labrador retrievers because they are big dogs and they have a scary bark. IN reality, Labradors are very friendly and will not stop a thief from stealing your valuables.
Rather than being a watchdog, Labrador Retrievers are better family or hunting dog. But they can still scare burglars away with their size and sound. And these burglars would rather break in a house with no dogs then a house with a large dog.
Since they are retrievers by nature, they love fetching things for you. Playing fetch is their favorite and it is easy to teach them to retrieve things. They are smart and get easily excited which makes them great family dogs. They are great at obedience classes since they are easy to teach. A Labrador Retriever is great if you love to go hunting. It is a nice weather resistant dog which can hunt for hours.
Their bushy tails are very important for swimming. They have an advantage in swimming because of the natural shape of their tail. When they have retrieved something in their mouth, they use their tail as a rudder to control their swimming direction.
Labrador retrievers need plenty of exercise and fun time. If you are getting one, make sure that you have space for your dog to run around and that you have time to exercise it.