DID YOU KNOW?

The Labrador Retriever is currently the most popular dog in the United States. (In fact, they are also the most popular breed of dog by registered ownership in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom!)

This will come as no surprise to anyone who has ever had a Labrador!  This lovable breed has so many great attributes. They are a cuddly, affectionate, people-oriented breed! Labs are athletic, playful, and their energy is contagious. They can be great goofballs! 

 

The breed is also very loyal and obedient, and is a favorite assistance dog breed. Labs are frequently trained to aid the blind, those with autism, act as therapy dogs, and perform screening and detecting work for law enforcement and other official agencies. They are also prized as sporting and waterfowl hunting dogs. (They are excellent swimmers!!)

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Labradors are relatively large, with males typically weighing 65 to 80 lb and females 55 to 70 lb. Their coat should be short and dense, but not wiry.

 

The coat is water-resistant, so the dog does not get cold when taking to water in the winter. 

 

The webbed toes of the Labrador Retriever also serve as a "snowshoe" in colder climates and keep snow from balling up between their toes – a condition that can be painful to other breeds.

If you're looking for a fun and friendly companion for yourself or your family (they do great with small children!) a Labrador is the dog for you!

Contact us if you are interested in a Labrador Retriever Puppy from Riverside Retrievers.