Popular Dog Breeds: Labrador Retriever

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Popular Dog Breeds: Labrador Retriever


This breed has been ranked #1 for the 31st year in a row since 1991. The Labrador Retriever was recognized as a breed by AKC in 1917. Labs are sweet, friendly, high-energy dogs. They are great for families that are looking for an outgoing dog to make a part of their home. Below are a few facts about Labrador Retrievers.

Average Height: 22.5-24.5 inches (male) 21.5-23.5 inches (female)

Average Weight: 65-80 pounds (male) 55-70 pounds (female)

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years.

Breed colors: Black, chocolate, or yellow.

Grooming: This is easy for Lab owners as Labs have a double coat that is water repellant. Their shedding level is not too extreme but you will have to vacuum, dust, and mop, often with these dogs. To keep this breed clean give occasional baths and of course, keep the dog’s nails and teeth brushed frequently.

Personality: Labradors are not really reserved dogs, they love attention. They are open to strangers, giving the personality that “everyone is their best friend.” They also love to play non-stop and tend to be neutral watchdogs.

These dogs also require lots of exercise and outdoor activities to keep physically fit. One unique thing about a Labrador is its ability to adapt easily to any environment.

Fun Fact: Labradors were the traditional waterdog of Newfoundland, they were long employed as duck retrievers and fisherman’s mates. 

For more facts visit: https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/labrador-retriever/ https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/20/us/american-kennel-club-most-popular-dogs-trnd/index.html

AKC has a dog breed selector to help find the right dog for you: https://www.akc.org/dog-breed-selector