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Labrador Retriever Breed Information and Photos

Labrador retrievers are a large, friendly and versatile sporting dog breed. This guide contains Labrador retriever breed information and photos.
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May 8, 2006
Breed Description: The Labrador Retriever is the original water dog. Originally bred to assist fisherman in Newfoundland, these sturdy, muscular dogs are now respected worldwide for their contributions to the military, police work, as guide dogs and for performing search and rescue. They have exceptional patience and an easygoing temperament. This breed is intelligent, hardy and eager to please. A powerful swimmer, the Labrador Retriever makes a reliable hunting partner and a friendly house dog.
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Group: Sporting Group

Purpose of Breed: Helping fishermen

Country of Origin: Newfoundland, Canada.

Average Size: Ranges from 21.5 inches to 24.5 inches and 55 to 80 pounds depending on sex.

Color(s): Black, yellow or chocolate.

Coat Type: Coats are short, straight and dense. Their coat is easily cared for with once a week grooming

Grooming: This breed is a moderate shedder. The easy to maintain coat should be brushed occasionally to remove dead hair. This breed requires standard care for eyes, pads and nails. Ears should be cleaned and examined regularly.

Exercise Needs: Labrador Retrievers are an active breed and need daily exercise to stay happy and healthy. They especially enjoy long walks, swimming and games involving retrieving.

Temperament: Labrador Retrievers are gentle and easygoing. They are intelligent, easy to train, and renowned for their patience with children. Labs are eager to please and very forgiving, so much so, that their good nature is sometimes taken for granted by thoughtless owners. This breed is courageous and hard working and adapts easily to new situations.

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Common Ailments: Susceptible to skin allergies, epilepsy, eye diseases and hip dysplasia.

Life Expectancy: Averages 10-12 years

Trivia: To assist fishermen, Labrador Retrievers jumped overboard when boats neared land, gather the ends of fishing nets in their mouths and swam ashore where awaiting crew members could empty the catch.

More Information: Labrador Retriever Cub, Inc.

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September 25, 2009

In order after a day out in the snow: Char (4 1/2 years), Fluid (11 months) and Coal (20 months). They are labs. Char was bought on March 5, 2005, the others followed after mama found a boyfriend. She had 2 litters, 12 pups each, 9 months apart

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They love to play Tug a War and fight and chase each other all over the place. I just love them to death, just wish I could hug them really tight, but they don't like that.

Char has always maintained her nails. The other two, it is a battle. I wish Char would show them how to do them.

In the other picture, Fluid was about 2 weeks old and weighed 4 lbs. I didn't set the scale but you can see how small she is and an Angel on her chest. She is an instigator, a bone snatcher and rough and tough against her older sister Coal and her mama Char. Every time I look at her, I still see me bottle feeding her from birth.

By Bunny from Ripley, TN

3 black dogs on the couch

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October 1, 2009

Kasey is 2 1/2 years old and a AKC Labrador Retriever. We got Kasey as a puppy at 8 weeks of age. Kasey loves to go for a walk every evening, swim, play ball in the yard and chase squirrels. As you can see in the picture, Kasey loves to sleep in his master's bed. He is NOT allowed to sleep with us, but will climb in as soon as we are both up in the morning. Sleeping on his back is favorite position.

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By Gail Winters from Dunedin, FL

Kasey (Labrador Retriever)

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February 22, 2010

Barney is a 1 1/2 year old Registered Black Lab. A friend bred a large litter of pups and sold all but the last 3. She knew that we had lost a golden retriever a while back and felt in her heart that she should give us this puppy. He was 9 weeks old at that time. It was July 2008.

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Barney loves his toys. His favorite toy right now is a rubber chicken he got for Christmas. He will fetch anything, as long as you have energy to throw, and is obsessed with tennis balls. We think he has a modeling career on the side because we see pictures of him at all the sporting good stores.

Barney has a great personality and makes us laugh. We have many friends who have met Barney that will ask about him when they see us. Barney brings us a lot of happiness.

By Teresa from Wetumpka, AL

black lab

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October 6, 2015

Your Pet's Age
10

Your Pet's Breed
Labrador

How and when did you get your pet?
My mom's friend gave it to us in August.

What does your pet like to do for fun?
My dog likes to eat bread.

Do you have anything else to share about your pet?
My dog likes to go jogging with my siblings.

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February 5, 2015

Your Pet's Age
7 months

Your Pet's Breed
Labrador Retriever

How and when did you get your pet?
From a friend that was giving away hunting dogs in the fall of 2014.

What does your pet like to do for fun?
Leesie chases the cat around the house and likes to find ways to get into the chicken coop.

Do you have anything else to share about your pet?
She got her name from the tv show Game of Thrones.

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December 27, 2012

He was the last pup in the litter. We got him for my husband's Xmas present.

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May 20, 2015

I got him from a rescue at 7 weeks old. He's a big goofball that trips over his big feet all the time, but that doesn't keep him from running around.

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Lucky was a dog that someone had evidently dumped out at the elementary school where I teach. Everyday she was there and the kids shared their lunches and played with her. She would be so sad when recess was over and the kids lined up to go inside!

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This is Sadie. She is my 5 month old yellow labrador retriever. I got her from a friend on Sept. 1st. She loves to SWIM and chase squirrels.

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August 2, 2006

Alvie (Labrador Retriever) Photo. This is Alvie, our Black Lab. We got him on a Friday and by Monday he was breaking out with little blisters on his face. Took him to the vet and he said it was "puppy mumps".

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December 18, 2009

Holly Molly is a 4 year old Labrador. I got her when she was 8 weeks old. She likes swimming, getting a bath, playing ball and loves going in the car. I love all seven of my dogs.

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March 16, 2012

Ranger is a 1 year old Labrador Retriever. I went to a shelter and got him along with his twin sister in 2011. He loves to chase tennis balls and swim in the ocean. He's the most loving, sweetest dog I know.

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June 9, 2016

They love to sleep, run, eat; repeat.

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May 4, 2017

A relative's Lab had the puppies and she was given to my children. We have had her since last summer. The kids love her very much. She's actually becoming quite the watch dog too. She barks at anything that isn't supposed to be around the house. Alaina and I were having a ball when I took these pics.

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February 7, 2007

Chloe is almost 2 years old and is a Yellow Lab. Chloe is my daughter, Sara's, 16th birthday present.

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June 22, 2016

I got him in October 2015. He likes to chase his tail. He's a very affectionate guy, he needs hugs and kisses all day and as soon as I walk in the door he greets me with a lot of love!

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December 29, 2009

Tootsie and Gypsy are 2 and 3 years old. They are Chocolate Labs. I got them from breeders. They like to swim, swim and swim some more. These two are our second 'family' of Labs. Our first 2 girls, Tori and Sable Softail lived to be 10 and 12 1/2 years.

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October 2, 2017

We adopted this beautiful girl in 2008. Lacy was a rescue that our vet determined to be about 6 years old. Sadly we lost her last summer, but I still miss her ever day as she was my constant companion, always at my side.

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October 17, 2008

Abby (aka Big Mama) is a 9 year old Golden Retriever. We got her 9 years ago

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January 19, 20060 found this helpful

Master Baxter is 6 month old AKC registered Black Labrador Retriever. Baxter if from my 1st and only litter of puppies raised from my chocolate male and my black female labradors.

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August 31, 2015

I got Shadow in the summer of 2013.

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June 11, 2015

We got her three years ago from someone who was selling their dogs. She likes to fetch a tennis ball and run, a lot.

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August 18, 2015

I got her from my boyfriend's boss 2 weeks ago. She likes to get muddy.

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July 10, 20070 found this helpful

Zoey is a 13 week old Black Lab. We got Zoey from a neighbor whose dog has puppies. We got her when she was 5 weeks old!

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October 15, 2006

Lilly is eight years old in the picture. She was a Labrador Retriever. She was my step-dad's dog.

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Kiki (Labrador Retriever) Photo. Kiki is my 18 month old Labrador Retriever.I got her from friends when she was a puppy.

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February 23, 2016

Claudia, the Bullmastiff we saw online. Starskia the Labrador we bought to keep Claudia company. We got Molly and Milly at Xmas from our daughter.

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April 29, 2015

Both of them came from bad homes. April was overfed and had an ear infection and Ralph was unwanted by his owners.

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February 16, 20050 found this helpful

This is Serena T. Dog (T. is for "The"). She's a one year old black lab that we rescued from the pound about six months ago. Serena likes to chase her ball and dig for moles. She came equipped with mange! If your dog has mange, don't go in for those special baths or dips that go for $40, they're smelly, messy and you have to repeat them 7 days later! We were able to get a special "flea" collar from the local vet that was treated for mange for about $17. No mess, no fussing, no bath! She just wore the collar for a couple months and bye-bye mange! By Tammy

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February 5, 2007

Zoee is a 4 year old Labrador Retriever. I got Zoee in NY in 2002. She likes to play with Tennis balls, and go to the Ocean swimming.

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January 27, 20050 found this helpful

This is Bonnie. She's our chocolate lab. She's 3 years old and she honestly believes she is our child! She loves to ride in the truck and goes everywhere we go (she insists on it!) We moved up north last year and she loves to get out and romp in the snow. By mamaboo

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February 27, 2013

I adopted Buddy from the pound about 6 1/2 years ago.

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July 27, 2008

Sweet Sassy Sue (Sassy) is a 14 year old Black Lab. My parents gave Sassy to our boys as a gift.

She likes to spend time with her family. Sassy understands Everything we say. She just loves holidays. Her favorite is Christmas. She loves to open presents.

By Susie from Buckhead, GA

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