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Labrador Retriever Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Labrador Retriever
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
Great Britain
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
61cm (24in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
34kg (75lbs)
Lifespan:
How long the animal lives for
15 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Gun Dog

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Labrador Retriever

Labradors are a well-balanced, friendly and versatile breed, adaptable to a wide range of functions as well as making very good pets. As a rule they are not excessively prone to being territorial, pining, insecure, aggressive, destructive, hypersensitive, or other difficult traits which sometimes manifest in a variety of breeds, and as the name suggests, they are excellent retrievers.

As an extension of this, they instinctively enjoy holding objects and even hands or arms in their mouths, which they can do with great gentleness (a Labrador can carry an egg in its mouth without breaking it). They are also known to have a very soft feel to the mouth, as a result of being bred to retrieve game such as waterfowl. They are prone to chewing objects (though they can be trained out of this behaviour).

The Labrador Retriever's coat repels water to some extent, thus facilitating the extensive use of the dog in waterfowl hunting.

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First Published: 11th November 2008, Last Updated: 8th November 2019

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