Labradors are literally flawless. These are incredibly intelligent, peace-loving, cheerful and agile dogs that will easily make even the most avid pessimist smile and bring an unrivaled atmosphere of warmth and comfort into the house. In some countries, Labrador is even considered a symbol of a prosperous family, and many newlyweds bring on this amazing pet as a promise of joy and family happiness.
Labrador Retriever is an incredibly beautiful, proportional dog with impeccable character, one of the most popular breeds in the whole world. The maximum height of the Labradors at the withers reaches 57 cm, and the weight is 40 kg.
Labradors are firmly folded, they have a wide, muscular chest, strong limbs, a strong neck and a voluminous head – the appearance of dogs seems to indicate their noble strength. The transition from the forehead to the sea is well defined, the muzzle is not pointed, the scissors bite, the teeth are medium in size, strong and healthy, the nose is wide. The eyes are medium sized, beautiful hazel or brown in color; The expression of the eyes is very clever and friendly. Ears of medium size, drooping, very mobile, they can easily track the mood of the pet. The tail is of medium length, thick at the base and tapering towards the tip.
The coat is short, very thick, hard, with a waterproof undercoat. The color is solid, may be fawn, black or brown, in the last two versions, a small white spot may be present on the chest.
Labradors are very contacty, they love to communicate with the owner and his family, and they hardly endure loneliness. Dog family members are incredibly loyal, they easily feel the mood of a person and find an approach to everyone. The optimism and energy of Labradors are endless, it seems they are always ready to play and be friends with the whole world: be it the owner, the postman who has run in for a moment, a small child, or the neighbor cat. Labradors get along well with everyone, their world is full of bright colors, and they harmoniously fit into this sunny picture.
In addition, Labradors are very smart and quickly learn everything. It is difficult to find a dog that would also enjoy training and education, like these amazing pets. They easily grasp the most difficult teams and carry them out with interest and enthusiasm, headlong into the interesting process and trying to please the host. However, monotonous training can quickly tire an energetic pet, and then he will start to get bored and distracted, therefore, in training and raising a fidget, you need to be patient and have a positive attitude, because any negative will only worsen the situation and ruin the relationship between the owner and the dog.
The nature has awarded Labradors excellent health and strong immunity. These are strong and durable pets, whose life expectancy is on average 12 years.
Harmonious appearance and beautiful character are not all the advantages of the breed. In addition, Labradors completely unpretentious in the care and maintenance.
Despite their size, they feel great in terms of housing, but only if there are daily long, active walks.
Dog care is standard. The labrador’s ears, due to the hanging shape, are prone to inflammation, require regular inspection. Wool should be combed at least once a week, and 2-3 times during the molting period. It is recommended to bathe dogs only as much as necessary.
And, of course, the most important component of proper care is a complete diet. Labradors tend to be overweight, so the question of feeding should be taken very seriously.
Despite the fact that the breed is recognized as one of the most popular on the world level, the question of its origin is still full of mysteries. There are many versions of the appearance of Labradors, which, in general, converge only in one: the ancestors of amazing dogs previously lived on the island of Newfoundland. Mention of Newfoundland dogs are found in the descriptions of navigators who visited these lands in the 16th century.
According to one of the versions, the first Labradors were just brought to the UK from the island of Newfoundland, where they were crossed with curly-haired retrievers, English Foxhounds and setters. As a result of breeding work, modern labrador retrievers were obtained. The first official breed standard was described in 1887. At the beginning of the 20th century, Labradors of black color and then fawn and chocolate color were recognized by the British club. In 1991, Labrador topped the rating of breeds in the United States.
Today it is one of the most common breeds in the world. They are not only the best pets, but also excellent working dogs, showing their talents in rescue and search operations, as well as guide dogs, healers, etc.