Labrador Retriever

By: Mallory Williams

Meet the Labrador Retriever

Did you know that in the early 1990s, the labrador Retriever became the most popular dog breed in the United States? Labs also love playing fetch. Do you want to learn about labrador retrievers? Read more to find more about Labrador Retrievers.


The labrador retriever is a medium size dog breed. They weigh 55 to 80 pounds (25 to 36 kilograms). A lab stands 21.5 to 24.5 inches (55 to 62 centimeters). A lab has shorter legs than other retrievers. It’s tail is thick at the base and thin at the end,like an otter’s.


Labrador retrievers like to be in water. It has a tail like an otter to help it swim. Labs have thick, water proof hair that keeps them warm in cold water. Labs can have black, chocolate, brown or yellow fur.

Life Cycle

Female labs give birth to 5 to 10 puppies. The pups grow very quickly. Labs live to be 10 to 13 years old. A lab needs 3 feedings a day until it gets to be 5 months old.


Labs need fresh food and water every day. The labs owners should exercise their labs daily. These active dogs enjoy running, walking, or playing fetch. Labs love to chase things and chew on things.Make sure your lab has about 5 toys with which it can play with.


I hope you learned some new facts about Labrador Retrievers. To learn more information go to www.labrador retriever,Labrador Retriever American Kennel Club.

Fun Fact #1

Labs are the most popular breed in the United States.

Fun Fact #2

Hunters use their labs to retrieve dead birds.

Fun Fact #3

Labs make good pets for families with kids.

Vocabulary Word #1



To find something and return it.

Vocabulary Word #2



A certain kind of animal within an animal group.

Vocabulary Word #3



A measurement of weight.

Vocabulary Word #4



Busy and moving around a lot.