Why Choose Labrador Retriever Puppies?
Whatever you’re looking for in a dog, the Labrador retriever likely has many of the characteristics you want.
If a good family dog is your goal, you can’t go wrong considering Labrador retriever puppies. Labradors are extremely loving, loyal and gentle. They’re great with children, as well as with other dogs.
Labrador retrievers rank among the most adaptable and trainable dog breeds. These dogs live to please and respond well to positive reinforcement. Begin obedience training while your Labrador retriever puppy is young and you’re sure to have a well-behaved pet.
The best way to foster a long, happy relationship with your Labrador retriever is to stay on top of its health needs.
Labradors generally thrive on any high-quality, age-appropriate dog food. Still, this is a dog breed that loves to eat and can be prone to putting on extra weight — so be cognizant of your pup’s calorie intake.
Labrador retriever puppies have a lot of energy and don’t typically slow down much as they age. Take this into account, particularly if you live in a small home or an urban area where your puppy may not have much space to run freely. Make sure you can commit adequate time each day exercising your Labrador with regular walks and playtime.
Specific Health Issues
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most common health issues among Labrador retrievers include hip and elbow dysplasia, heart disorders, eye conditions and hereditary myopathy (muscle weakness). Most of these can be avoided if a breeder responsibly screens their breeding stock for these defects in advance. Labradors are also prone to bloat, a life-threatening disease of the stomach, so owners should be educated on this condition.
Labrador retrievers enjoy a moderate life span between 10 and 12 years on average. The best way to maximize your retriever’s life is to keep up with regular veterinary checks, make sure they’re fully vaccinated against infectious diseases and check with your vet if you notice any changes in your dog’s behavior.
Size and Physical Attributes
Labrador retrievers are considered medium-to-large dogs, with adult female labs weighing 55 to 70 pounds and standing 21.5 to 23.5 inches tall at the shoulders on average, while males weigh an average of 65 to 80 pounds with a height of 22.5 to 24.5 inches.
According to AKC breed standards, Labradors have a short, dense coat of straight fur, which may be yellow, black or chocolate in color, and white markings are sometimes seen on the chest, though these aren’t considered ideal and won’t usually be found among champion bloodlines. Labs are also characterized by their “otter” tail, as well as a clean-cut head with a broad skull, powerful jaws and friendly eyes.
While the Labrador retriever has short fur, it also has a double coat, leading to a fair amount of shedding. To keep your puppy (and home) in top condition, you should plan on grooming its coat monthly.
Labrador retriever puppies are a great choice for first-time dog owners, as their temperament makes them loving, loyal and trainable. This breed does well in all types of environments, playing well with other dogs and children or enjoying life as active companions for owners who live alone.
The key considerations are having plenty of space in your home for a larger dog and making regular time for exercise and activity with your pet. Make sure your Labrador gets plenty of mental stimulation as well, and consider enrolling in obedience classes while your puppy is young.
Labrador retrievers were bred for working in water and as such are enthusiastic swimmers. Due to their high intelligence, Labs can be trained for almost any task and are frequently used as service and therapy animals, rescue animals and even for drug or bomb detection.
Pros of Owning a Labrador Retriever
There are numerous reasons owning a Labrador retriever can bring joy to your life, and these are just a few:
- Labs make energetic, affectionate companions, offering you a great reason to get out of the house and stay active yourself.
- Labs are friendly with kids of all ages, as well as other pets, making them a great choice for families of all kinds.
- Labs are generally healthy dogs, with moderately low grooming requirements, making for fairly easy maintenance.
Our Health-Tested Puppies Have a 14-Day Guarantee
Due to some common genetic health issues, it’s wise to find Labrador retriever puppies for sale by a reputable breeder. Breeders should prioritize socializing puppies early on to foster a great temperament and adaptability to new environments.
You should also look for a breeder who stands behind their dogs with a guarantee of the puppies’ health. That’s why we offer a 14-day health guarantee on every one of our Labrador puppies, as well as a one-year hereditary and congenital guarantee. If your puppy needs care for any health concern within the first 14 days after coming home, you can bring it to one of our network of vets at no cost to you. Plus, if your dog is diagnosed with a congenital or hereditary defect within one year of the purchase date, we will cover medical costs up to the entire purchase price of the puppy.
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Labrador retriever puppies can grow into wonderful companions for many years to come. If you’re ready to add a new puppy to your family, we’re here to answer all your questions about puppy adoption. Your Puppy services all of Florida. Check out puppies for sale now on our website, and call Your Puppy Florida at 813-444-4365 to adopt a beautiful Labrador retriever puppy today.