Labrador retrievers are one of the most popular breeds in North America. Their popularity stems from their easygoing personalities. Labrador retrievers are also very outgoing and kind. In addition, they are very loyal which makes them a great example of how dogs are seen as “Man’s best friend”.
Labrador retrievers are great companions. If you are looking for a gentle dog for your kids, Labrador retrievers are the way to go. Not only are they loving and protective, but they also get along really well with children.
They are very bouncy and large dogs. They love vigorous exercise and to participate in a variety of athletic activities. Labrador retrievers are great to bring along to hikes and run alongside on the beach with.
Training most dogs may be a pain but Labrador retrievers are very responsive to training. They are well-behaved and well-tempered. The most important thing you have to know as an owner is to make sure to be patient and understanding. No matter what type of dog you decide to get, they are going to make mistakes but you have to be able to forgive. Labrador retrievers are generally really fantastic dogs so it shouldn’t take too much time to train them.
Lastly, another little talked about advantage of Labradors is the benefit you get from the Vet. Remember, Labradors are the most popular breed of dogs in the US. This means that Vets see Labradors more than any other dog. So, when your lab has an issue – the Vet may be able to more easily identify it since they are use to seeing other labs. This advantage also helps with networking, because it is more easy to find other lab owners than any other breed; and it helps to know other people in your area that have the same breed of dog as you do.