Characteristics of a Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retrievers come in three different colors, black, chocolate brown, and yellow. The black is just black but the chocolate and yellow colors and vary in shade. You can also find Labrador Retrievers that have some white patches on their chest which is just really normal.
You can find 2 layers of hair coats on Labrador Retrievers and this helps to protect them from the cold and water. The first coat is soft and warm and keeps the dog dry and warm. The second coat is harder than the first coat and serves to protect the dog from water. Water comes right off the dog when it comes out of the water. The first coat protects the dog from the cold.
When hunting, Labrador Retrievers are great to bring along. Fetching things like toys or birds shot during hunting is what a Labrador is good at. Labrador Retrievers do not have problems swimming out into the water to bring back whatever you want them to fetch for you. One thing that Labradors like most is 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. Labradors make a great pet because they are very friendly and love 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.
However, Labradors are not really good watchdogs. People can get scared of Labrador retrievers because they are big dogs and they have a scary bark. If a thief has gotten hold of your valuable, your Labrador will not stop them from running away with it because they are friendly dogs.
If you need a family or a hunting dog, then Labrador Retrievers are ideal. But, with their size they can scare burglars away. Burglars would rather enter a house without a dog, then a house with one.
Since they are retrievers by nature, they love fetching things for you. You can easily teach them to retrieve things for you and love to play fetch. Many things excite them and they are very smart; great for a family dog. You can easily teach a Labrador and they make good in obedience classes. A Labrador Retriever is great if you love to go hunting. 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. The tail is used as a rudder to control the swimming direction when they have something in their mouth that they are taking back to you.
Labrador retrievers need plenty of exercise and fun time. If you are getting one, make sure that you have space for your dog to run around and that you have time to exercise it.