Guide to Labrador Retrievers
There are three basic colors that Labrador Retrievers have – black, chocolate brown and yellow. There are different shades of chocolate and yellow Labrador retrievers, but the black ones are just simply black. You can also find Labrador Retrievers that have some white patches on their chest which is just really normal.
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 outer coat is a harder one which is quite water repellent. When the dog comes out of water, the water just comes right off the dog. The first coat helps to keep the dog warm.
Labrador Retrievers are great hunting dogs. 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. Labradors are fond of the water and of swimming. However, you should never subject your dog to freezing cold water but only in the normal atmosphere.
In America, Labrador Retrievers are the most popular. A lot of households in America own a Labrador Retriever. This is because they make great pets. They are friendly dogs that love people especially 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.
Labrador Retrievers cannot actually be trusted as a watchdog. It is only because of their size and bark that people get scared of Labradors. But the truth is that they are very friendly and will not be able to stop thieves from stealing your valuables.
If you need a family or a hunting dog, then Labrador Retrievers are ideal. But, with their size they can scare burglars away. 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 easy to teach and make good at obedience classes. You should go hunting with a Labrador Retriever. 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.
Plenty of exercise and fun time are what Labradors need. IF you have space for running and exercise, it will be great for your Labrador.