Thursday, June 14, 2012

Labrador Retrievers


Labradors are the most popular dogs in the US and in other countries like the UK.  The Labrador Retriever, its complete name, is a sweet and loveable breed of dog.  Labradors are people oriented, which makes them great companions to humans. They love to play catch and retrieve, and are good guides for blind people.

History

Labs, as most fondly call them, were originally from Newfoundland, Canada. Their original breed was the St. John’s Water Dog, named after their water-loving characterstic. When they were brought to England, they were supposed to be called Newfoundland, but instead were named after the area near it after they discovered that another breed of dog was already named after Newfoundland. Thus the name, “Labrador.”

Labrador Retrievers
Appearance

Labradors are a large breed of dog. On average, a lab weighs between 64 to 90 pounds for male, and 55 to 71 pounds for female. They come in different colors mostly yellow (ivory  or cream) black, and chocolate.

Their coats are short, thick and oily.  This makes them water and cold resistant when exposed to the element.  Their heads are broad and their eyes are colored brown or hazel with a black lining around them.  Lab ears usually hang near the head, and their bodies are strong and muscular. Lastly, they have a strong and powerful jaw.

There are two lines of labradors, the hunting or field line and the show line.  The hunting line are trained for hunting and military operations like bomb and drug detection. Show line labs, on the other hand, are domesticated dogs that make a good buddy for an outdoor activity.

Tips

Labradors are sweet and kind dogs. They love it when you give them attention, and will lick you as a sign of affection (hey that rhymes!) In addition they are gentle, faithful and loving. They are dogs made for humans, don’t you think?

Labrador Retriever Pictures
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4 comments:

bloggerdude said...

I just bought a labrador retriever at the canine tower store and its a boy

MeMing said...

I'm sure your going to have your hands full with your new companion bloggerdude! Enjoy!

Sumit Kumar said...

Hii...
I am from India. I am planning to buy a labrador puppy but i don't know how to recognize whether they are of pure breed or not. Here lots of sellers are there offering lab puppies at different prices. Please help me as i really want to have it.

MeMing said...

Thanks for dropping by Sumit! If you are most concern about the lab being pure breed or otherwise, you are best to get one with "papers". This way, you will be certain about the lineage of the lab and know for certain he/she is of pure breed. If you just want a pet lab to keep you busy, best you check out your budget and check the pups in person so you'll know by simply looking at them that they are pure labs.

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