The Labrador Retriever as a Family Pet and Hunting Partner
You can find three colors for Labrador Retrievers including black, chocolate brown, and yellow. The chocolate and yellow colors can vary in shade, but the black color is simply black. You can also find Labrador Retrievers that have some white patches on their chest which is just really normal.
You can find 2 layers of hair coats on Labrador Retrievers and this helps to protect them from the cold and water. The Labrador’s first coat keeps it dry and warm and it is a soft coat. The outer coat is a harder one which is quite water repellent. Water comes right off the dog when it comes out of the water. The first coat helps to keep the dog warm.
Labrador Retrievers are great hunting dogs. Fetching things like toys or birds shot during hunting is what a Labrador is good at. Even if you want something fetched which is in the water, the Labrador Retriever will not have a problem swimming out in the water to fetch it for you. Labradors are fond of the water and of swimming. However, you should never subject your dog to freezing cold water but only in the normal atmosphere.
In America, Labrador Retrievers are the most popular. A lot of households in America own a Labrador Retriever. The reasons for this is that Labradors make for great pets. They are friendly dogs that love people especially children.
The average size of a Labrador Retriever is around 50 to 80 pounds, which puts them in the category of medium to large sized dogs.
Labrador Retrievers cannot actually be trusted as a watchdog. People can get scared of Labrador retrievers because they are big dogs and they have a scary bark. IN reality, Labradors are very friendly and will not stop a thief from stealing your valuables.
You should get a Labrador Retriever if you need a family or a hunting dog but not a watchdog. Their size and sound can still scare a burglar away. And these burglars would rather break in a house with no dogs then a house with a large dog.
Their name ‘retriever’ only shows that they love to retrieve or fetch. They love to play fetch and it is easy to teach them to retrieve things for you. They are great family dogs since they are very smart and excitable. They are easy to teach and make good at obedience classes. A Labrador Retriever is great if you love to go hunting. It is a nice weather resistant dog which can hunt for hours.
Labradors have bushy tails which they use in the water for swimming. Its shape is natural that gives it an advantage while swimming. To control their swimming direction, they use their tail as a rudder especially if they have retrieved something which is in their mouth.
Labrador retrievers need plenty of exercise and fun time. If you are getting one, make sure that you have space for your dog to run around and that you have time to exercise it.