Characteristics of Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever characteristics

December 17, 2015 • DOG Training • Views: 5260

Labrador Retriever is one of the friendliest dogs you have around your home, and it is the best for children of all ages. It likes taking a walk, moving up and down your yard or park, catching fun, good-natured and kind.
Some Labradors are highly friendly with everyone. Unlike other types of dogs, Labradors are more conservative with their affections and more independent and are responsive to the obedient instructions of their masters or trainers.

CHARACTERISTICS:
Energetic while Young
Labrador retrievers are energetic and active while they are very young. They can romp and jump with all their energy. If you are living with a child that likes to play to with dogs, consider adopting an adult, because they have a wonderfully settled temperament.

Very Athletic and Smart
Labrador retrievers are mainly trained to be hunting dogs. They are very smart and athletic, that is why they are ever-ready to do interesting things; always looking for a place to vent their energy. You can’t just be keeping them in your home or be taking them to the park occasionally because they won’t be satisfied. They will get bored with time, and they can easily express their anger by being destructive and uncomfortable with your commands and become restive.

Shedding
Labrador retriever though they are short haired shed a lot more than you can think. You need to be ready for this. If the shedding is too much, take him or her to the veterinarian or better still, change his or her diet.

Life Span
If you get a healthy one and keep him healthy, he can live up to 15 years. Though, some can die at 10 or 11 depending on the training, and the food you give to them. To be on a safer side, try to buy a healthy one, and devote time, and resources in training it.

How to Care for Them
It is one of the best dogs anybody can have. They are friendly, easy-going, and smart. It also implies that they need proper attention and adequate care.

Below are some useful guides:

Feed them properly
Labrador retrievers have great appetites. So, don’t get angry if he or she is always hungry; looking for what to eat or drink, because it is in their nature. Depending on the metabolism of your dog, you will likely going to be feeding them twice or three times every day.
Also, it is necessary to ask your veterinarian how many times to feed them, and at what time is best to feed them. Walk him or her around at regular times, so as to avoid obesity. It is a type of dog that love to socialize, so they will appreciate the fact that you are walking them around your home or park.

Show them love
Everyone craves love so love your pet. They need attention when you come home just play with him for like 5-10 minutes, So they know that they belong. They are fun-loving, but they can often be territorial; barking at anyone that comes around them. But they can be friendly when you introduce them to the person in a proper way. Spend some time training him or her about the outside the world and the things he or she should expect. Socializing them with your friends, loved ones, and fellow dogs will yield some awesome results.