Labrador Retriever Dog

Sporting Group

CANIS-FAMILIARIS-PHANFARE

Physical Description

  • Average Height 22 1/2- 24 1/2 inches
  • Weighs an average of 55-75 pounds
  • Average Life Expectancy is 10-12 Years
  • Double Coated- Sheds seasonally
  • Outer-coat is water resistant

Labrador Retrivers come in three diffrent color selections Black, Yellow, and Chocolate

Expertise

  • Guide dog for the blind
  • Part of Search-Rescue Teams
  • Helping law enforcement with narcotics detection
  • Trusted hunting companion
  • Great swimmer
  • Family oriented dog
  • Gentle
  • Intelligent

The Labrador Retriever Originated in Newfoundland. Where fisherman would use the dogs to pull in nets and catch escaping fish from there poles.

Labs were brought to the United States of America in the late 19th century. Also, Labradors were used during the Vietnam War.

American Kennel Club

  • Recognized since 1917
  • Top breed in:
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2006
  • 2001

2011 Baltimore, Maryland Most Popular Breed 2011 Dallas, Texas Most Popular Breed

A Labrador Retriever was used in the movie Marley and Me to portray Marley the dog.

Prone to:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Problems
  • Early Onset Arthritis
  • PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)

Average Cost to buy: $400.00- Yearly cost for supplies- $1,250.00

Fact:

The Labrador Retriever wags its tail at an astonishing 10,000 WPM (Wags Per Minute) and is powerful enough to flatten a forest in under 3 minutes.