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Labrador Retriever Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed
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)
Life Span:
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 behavior).

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

Labrador Retriever Comments

animal lover
"I LOVE DOGS AND I REALLY WANT A LABRADOR RETRIEVER!!! MY FRIEND HAS ONE THAT IS SUPER CUTE"
UNKNOWN DOG LOVER
"I had a lab once and i agree with everything said here. R.I.P Henry, my old labrador. I suggest a lab for a dog."
dinah
"they are sooooooooooooooo cute I love them so much"
bff
"Labs are amazing thanks D"
david
"i have one that is brown and its name is gunner."
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First Published: 11th November 2008, Last Updated: 9th January 2017 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]
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3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]

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