Labs are affectionate, friendly, sweet-faced, and high-spirited companions. The retriever is an enthusiastic athlete who needs a lot of exercises to stay physically and mentally fit, such as swimming and marathon games of fetch.
They’re friendly housemates who bond with the whole family, they socialize well with neighboring dogs and peoples.
The laboratory has rightly earned the title of a “gun dog.” It is an extraordinary working companion that is used for several purposes, such as personal protection and physical assistance.
Here are the 10 interesting facts about labrador retrievers you probably never knew
- Labrador Retrievers come from the island of Newfoundland off Canada’s northeastern Atlantic coast not come from Labrador.
- Labradors have webbed toes and great swimmers. Labs play a much extensive role, especially in search, hunting, drug detection, water conservation, rescue, and tracking.
- Labrador can be found in three main colors: the Black Lab, the Yellow Lab, and the Chocolate Lab.
- Labrador retrievers are strong and robust dogs.
- The Labrador is a moderately rapid maturing dog breed, reaching adult height from 6 to 12 months, but possibly still complete until 2 years of age.
- Labrador male’s height 22.5 to 24.5 inches and weigh 65 to 80 pounds. Whereas, Labrador females height 21.5 to 23.5 inches, and weigh 55 to 70 pounds.
- The average life span for a Labrador is 10 – 12 years.
- Labs suffer from eye issues, such as progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), cataracts, and retinal dysplasia.
- In 1917, Labrador was recognized by the AKC and is its 74th breed of dog.
- Famous peoples who’ve owned Labs including Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (William Jefferson Clinton), whose chocolate Lab, was the first Labrador to be America’s 1st pet.