Labrador Retrievers come in three solid colors: black, yellow, and chocolate. Some people think that different color Labradors exhibit different personality traits, although this has not been proven. They are medium-sized dogs, with the ideal weight for male Labradors between 65 and 80 pounds and the ideal weight for female Labradors between 55 and 70 pounds. Their coat is short, straight, dense, and water repellant. Labradors are heavy shedders, but do not require much grooming beyond a good brushing once or twice a week.
Labradors are quick learners and therefore highly trainable. They can learn commands and all kinds of tricks. They aim to please and thrive on love and affection, so they will work hard to make you happy. Labradors will eat anything and everything, so part of their early training should focus on obedience so as to avoid too many "food-napping" incidents. Because of their high degree of trainability, these smart dogs are the breed most commonly used as guide and rescue dogs.
A Labrador Retriever can be a great choice for a first-time dog owner. They are extremely easygoing and can easily adjust to just about any circumstances. They are also great with kids, as they don't seem to mind a little screaming, crying, or tail pulling every now and then. Give a Labrador the attention and exercise that he needs and you'll have a happy, loving, loyal friend for life!
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