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Labrador Retriever

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Labrador Retriever information
Name Labrador Retriever
Other names Lab,Chocolate Labrador Retriever
Origin United Kingdom, Canada
Size Type Medium dog breeds
Breed Group Sporting dog breeds (AKC)
Life span 10-13 years
Temperament Gentle, Intelligent, Good-tempered, Kind, Outgoing, Agile
Height Male: 22-25 inches (56-62 cm)Female: 21-24 inches (54-60 cm)
Weight Male: 30-36 kg Female: 25-32 kg
Colors Black, chocolate, or yellow (pale cream)
Puppy Price Average $500 - $1000 USD
Labrador Retriever Characteristics
Good with Kids
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Ranking: 7
Hypoallergenic No
The Labrador Retriever is a strongly built, medium-sized, short, a dog with a sound, athletic, well-balanced conformation that enables it to operate as a hunting dog recovery, substance and soundness to hunt waterfowl or upland for long hours in difficult conditions, the character and quality to win in the ring, and the temperament to be a family companion. Physical features and mental characteristics should denote a dog bred to perform as an efficient Retriever of game with a stable temperament suitable for a variety of activities beyond the hunting environment.

The most distinctive features of the Labrador Retriever are its short dense coat, weatherproof, an "otter" tail, a clean-cut head with broad back skull and moderate stop, powerful jaws, and its "kind," friendly eyes, expressing character, intelligence and good temperament.

Above all, a Labrador Retriever must be well balanced, allowing it to move in the ring or work in the field with little or no effort. The typical Labrador possesses style and quality without over refinement, and substance without lumber or cloddiness. The Labrador is bred primarily as a gun dog work, structure and soundness are of great importance.
Body type
Bonding slightly shorter; body length (the distance from the shoulder to the end of the hip) is slightly greater than shoulder height (vertical distance from the withers to the ground). The distance from the elbow to the ground is equal to half the height at the withers. Chest extending to the elbow, but does not give the impression to deep. The body must have a sufficient length to allow pace straight, free and efficient; but he must not appear on the contour is short and the body is too long or high slender legs. Physical fitness: physical fitness and bone mass and overall well-proportioned. Thin physique, "useless" individuals must be altogether clear, the same rustic, clumsy individual nor co need. Labrador Retriever must work under the conditions shown muscle (developed), can not be too obese. Body length and shoulder height ratio is about 12:11.
The coat is a distinctive feature of the Labrador Retriever. It should be short, straight and very dense, giving a fairly hard feeling to the hand. The Labrador should have a soft, weather-resistant undercoat that provides protection from water, cold and all types of ground cover. A slight wave down the back is permissible. Woolly coats, soft silky coats, and sparse slick coats are not typical of the breed, and should be severely penalized.
Labrador retriever has black, yellow and chocolate in three colors. Any other color or combination of colors is a disqualification. Chest with small white patches are allowed, but not ideal. As a result of old age or scarring of the white hair should not be misconstrued as spots. Black: all black, black with brindle markings or black with tan markings are disqualifying faults. Yellow: Yellow permit from the fox red to light cream, in the ears, back, abdomen colors vary. Chocolate: allow from light to dark chocolate. Chocolate with brindle or brown markings is a disqualification.
True Labrador Retriever temperament is as much a hallmark of the breed as the "otter" tail. The ideal disposition is one of a kindly, outgoing, tractable nature; eager to please and non-aggressive towards man or animal. The Labrador has much that appeals to people; his gentle ways, intelligence and adaptability make him an ideal dog. Aggressiveness towards humans or other animals, or any evidence of shyness in an adult should be severely penalized.
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