Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the United States as they have come in the top list of most registered dog breeds for more than 10 years.
Labradors are gentle, affectionate, cute, friendly & loyal dogs and this characteristic makes them a great family dog. They are also one of the best dogs for children of all ages, and they socialize well with neighbor dogs and humans alike.
Labradors have highly intelligent and pleasing characteristic that makes them easy to train and are peaceful with other animals. Exercising them regularly helps them to calm down and persuade good behavior.
They need frequent grooming because they shed a lot. Labradors are a heavy eater, that’s why one needs to keep a regular check on their diet, or else they pose a high risk of obesity. The Lab is an enthusiastic athlete.
They need a good amount of exercise, not just a couple of short walks to keep them physically and mentally fit. Due to their double coat Labradors can adapt to any climate. Labrador’s water-resistant double coat possesses an ability to tolerate extreme cold water for an extended period, that’s why they are excellent swimmers. They enjoy and love jogging, swimming, boating, hiking.
Labradors are also used as detection dogs to track down thieves, terrorists, smugglers, and black marketers, as they possess a strong-smelling sense. There is no doubt that Labradors are great hunting dogs, guide dogs, show dogs, therapy dogs, service dogs, sniffer dogs, rescue dogs, and above all they are great family dogs.