Labrador Retriever Temperament What's Good About 'Em, What's Bad About 'Em

September 9, 2014 – 02:21 pm

Labrador Retriever dog breedThe Labrador Retriever is one terrific family dog - given enough vigorous exercise (preferably including swimming and fetching games) and not just a walk around the block once a day. Too much confinement and not enough exercise can lead to rambunctiousness and destructive chewing.

One of the best dogs for children of all ages, Labrador Retrievers are kindly, good-natured, and take most things in stride.

Most Labrador Retrievers are very friendly with everyone, though compared to Golden Retrievers, many Labs are just a bit more conservative with their affections.

Also more independent - though quite biddable and responsive to obedience training, some Labrador Retrievers can have a noticeable stubborn streak. Some have necks like bulls and barely notice tugs on the leash.

You must control this breed's tendency to chew on objects and to mouth your hands - provide a box filled with toys that he can carry around in his mouth.

The Labrador Retriever matures slowly, remaining a spirited teenager for several years, which sounds fun . . . but does require patience and training to manage.

  • Is large and bouncy, with an enthusiastic attitude toward life
  • Has a short easy-care coat
  • Has a cheerful, tail-wagging nature
  • Thrives on exercise and athletic activities
  • Is steady-tempered and dependable with everyone
  • Is peaceful with other animals
  • Is eager to please and responsive to training

A Labrador Retriever may be right for you.

  • Providing a goodly amount of exercise, not just a couple of short walks around the block
  • Rowdiness and exuberant jumping, especially when young or not exercised enough
  • Mouthiness - carrying and chewing objects, mouthing your hands in play
  • Shedding (average)

Source: www.yourpurebredpuppy.com


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A great way for you to be able to assess a breeder. They should be able to tell you precisely what the breed requires as far as testing. If you go to the CHIC or Labrador Retriever parent club and learn more about the breed you are seeking, you will be able to know what to ask for and keep updated with what is important to have evaluated in health, temperament and structure (all are equally important to have assessed and know about).
BTW, I read some nonsense on the internet about the 'English Labrador Retriever' being a 'different breed' than the 'American Labrador Retriever' - the description given is a laugh

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