Service Dog Breeds: Labrador Retriever

January 31, 2014 – 07:36 am

Labrador Retrievers: The Basics- -

The Labrador Retriever is an all-around good dog who, with proper puppyhood education and upbringing, will excel at any job.

In the working and Service Dog world, the stocky, solid, sweet-natured Labrador Retriever is an iconic sight. They’re well-known not only for their prowess as a search and rescue K-9, detector dog and Service Dog, but also for their die-hard loyalty and friendship to all.

Bred in Newfoundland from a stock of thick-furred, heavily-boned water dogs, the Labrador Retriever originated early in the 19th century as a sporting, hunting and working dog. The Labrador Retriever we know and love today began taking shape in the early 1900s as the breed caught the eye of fanciers and they began breeding to a working and conformation standard.

The Labrador Retriever is a sturdy, solid dog bred for one thing and one thing only: to pick things up, carry them around, and bring them back to his handler. While retrieving may be what the Labrador Retriever is bred for, this fleet-footed, muscular dog excels at nearly at task set to it.Labrador Retriever Service Dogs Extremely intelligent and trainable, the Labrador is quick-witted and a problem solver. Per the American Kennel Club breed standard, Labs should possess a “stable temperament, ” weigh “55 to 75 pounds, ” and be an “outgoing and devoted companion.”

Those qualities combine with a short, sleek, water-resistant coat, superb handler focus and the grit to keep working even when it’s tough to create a breed perfectly suited to assistance dog work.

Labrador Retrievers: The Puppy Stage
It’s important to remember that every well-trained Service Dog begins life like any other dog: as a puppy. Lab babies are high-energy, which lands them in some not so-good-situations with inexperienced owners. The Labrador’s calm demeanor and unshakable obedience are often touted, but what’s left out is the two-year kangaroo phase where they seem to have springs attached to their paws and chainsaws bent towards destruction in their mouths.

Labrador puppies chew. They mouth. They carry. They steal. They’re exceptionally happy, wiggly dogs who wish to share their joy at having ANYTHING, no matter how stinky, big, or smelly, in their mouths with anyone who happens to be near them. They’re exceptionally friendly and social dogs, which if not carefully managed, can morph into behaviors that will exclude them from service work.

While the Labrador Retriever puppy phase takes careful work to overcome, the resultant animal is a friend, partner, and confidant for life. A well-trained and socialized Labrador is a calm, steady and reliable presence in the face of any of life’s obstacles.

Source: www.anythingpawsable.com


You might also like:

B-12 Chocolate Labrador Retriever
B-12 Chocolate Labrador Retriever
Chocolate labrador and Golden Retriever Puppy
Chocolate labrador and Golden Retriever Puppy
KoKo, a Chocolate Labrador Retriever, belching & excusing
KoKo, a Chocolate Labrador Retriever, belching & excusing ...

Kangal Dog came up!

I am a breeder. But just for fun advice, i want to breed my pure-bred Kangal dog; Dynamite. She is four and this will be her second litter. I am aware of the fact that female dogs SHOULD have no more than 5 litters in their lifetime. She, My Golden Retriever and my new stud Victorian Bulldogge are the only dogs that i own that aren't spayed. If i didn't love breeding so much and if i didn't love those breeds. All of my dogs would have been spayed. I am a big fan of spaying/Neutering. But i have been breeding dogs for almost 18 years and i happen to love it. I only breed pure-bred. But i tend to do a lot of rescuing

Graphics and More Chocolate Labrador Retriever Gray Grey - Dog Pet Military Dog Tag Keychain
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Graphics and More)
  • Stainless steel dog tag with design as shown
  • Includes 24 chain which can easily shortened if desired
  • Please see product description below for more information
Male Chocolate Labrador Retriever Puppy
Male Chocolate Labrador Retriever Puppy
Chocolate Labrador Retriever Gives Birth
Chocolate Labrador Retriever Gives Birth
Chocolate Labrador Retriever Pup for sale in AZ, BIG, OFA, AKC
Chocolate Labrador Retriever Pup for sale in AZ, BIG, OFA, AKC

Lazzari Collections Personalized Chocolate Labrador Retriever Dog Pet Memorial 12"x6" Engraved Black Granite Grave Marker Head Stone Plaque MUR1
Pet Products (Lazzari Collections)
  • After you purchase, use the contact seller option on Your Orders page to send us the information (words) you would like. We also contact you the same day of placing...
  • Custom engraved 12 x 6 inch granite Pet Memorial.
  • Weather proof granite engraving, suitable for years of outdoor use.
  • Design is fully customizable. We will Custom Design and send for your approval.
  • Made in U.S.A.
Labrador retriever Chocolate
Labrador retriever Chocolate
How to Train Chocolate Labrador Retriever
How to Train Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Related posts:

  1. Chocolate Labrador Retriever behavior
  2. Chocolate Labrador Retriever checks
  3. Chocolate Labrador Retriever fabric
  4. Chocolate Labrador Retriever training