Labrador Puppies Washington
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The Labrador Retriever, or Lab for short, is one of several kinds of retriever, a type of gun dog. These dogs make wonderful pets especially raised from pups. The breeds characteristics are webbed paws for swimming and a friendly nature. The breed's original purpose was to help fishermen retrieve their fishing nets on the island of Newfoundland, now part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Their subsequent use as hunting companions, gave them the name retriever. Labs are very loving, kind and compassionate to their master. The Labrador is the most popular breed of dog by registered ownership in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States (since 1991). The Labrador Retriever is also one of the most popular breeds of assistance dogs in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Labs are used widely by police and other official bodies for their detection and working abilities. Typically, Labradors are athletic and love to swim, play catch and retrieve games, and are good with young children.
Labrador Retriever Characteristics
The main characteristics of Labradors are their coat, tail, head and temperament, which is their best feature. Labs have a double coat: a soft, downy undercoat that keeps them dry and warm in cold water and a hard outer coat that helps them repel water. Their tail is thick at the base and tapers to a narrower point. Labs have heads that are clean cut and a little broad, with hanging ears. Their expression is alert and intelligent and conveys a kind, friendly temperament that registers well with children.
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Labrador Retrievers are black, chocolate, and yellow, and now breeders have introduced silver labs. Aside from the color itself, there are no differences in the dogs. We specialize in black, chocolate, and silver Labs. Please, tell us what color you are looking for via our simple form.
Labrador Retrievers are great companions. Here are just a few tidbits of information about Labrador Retrievers:
Labs need to be brushed on a regular basis (about once a week) to keep them clean.
A Labrador with correct temperament is never hyperactive.
Since 1991, they have been the top registered dog with the AKC.
Most Labradors, show and field bred, make great hunters.
Although very protective, Labradors are generally not reliable guard dogs.
Labradors tend to be good with children.
Labradors love to swim. In general, they take to swimming quite naturally.
Labradors used to come in three colors: black, chocolate, and yellow, but now breeders have introduced silver labs.
Aside from the color itself, there are no differences in the dogs.
Two sets of genes, not one, control a Lab's coloration.
Bored Labradors may bark, but excessive barking is not generally typical.
Labs love to be with people.
"Go fetch isn't a command for a Labrador Retriever. It's a way of life."
-- Justin Tyme