Characteristics and Attributes of Labradors Retrievers
Labrador Retrievers have brown eyes with thick, straight coat. Males have coarser coats compared to females. The average weight was 60 pounds. Male Labrador Retrievers had a shoulder height of 21-23 inches while females were about 2-3 inches smaller. Overall, this breed stands strong and appears to be very attractive.
Color and ‘mismark’
One should take note that there are three distinct colors for this breed – black, chocolate, and yellow or golden. Of these three colors, the golden ones are receiving extreme popularity. This popularity of the golden Labrador Retriever in the US and Canada became contagious. The American Kennel Club (AKC) had the first of this breed registered in 1917. From then on, it has been consistently landed on the top ten spot in the AKC. Rarely, a distinctive white mark could appear on the chest. Referred to as ‘mismark’, this can either appear in chocolate or black varieties.
English vs. American-bred Labrador Retrievers
Labrador Retrievers are of two types: the English and American-bred Labs. They vary in appearance. The English-bred Labradors are larger in built, heavier, shorter legs, and has thicker coat. The American-bred is characterized with taller legs and tails, considered lanky, and thinner coats.
A great family dog
Adorable, cuddly, playful and sweet – these are among the traits of Labrador Retrievers. Being originally used by owners to aid them in their hunting and retrieving activities, these Labrador Retrievers have captured the hearts of every home. They have become a true companion and great family dogs. Their friendliness and gentleness are fit for those with children. In fact, they love to be around kids and kids love to have them too. As energetic as kids are, owners have to match their skills and train them well.
Exercise is a must for every dog as with humans to keep us healthy and fit but for high-energy dogs, activities must be varied and should equal their capacity. You wouldn’t want them to get bored else you’ll suffer the consequence of digging in your garden and excessive chewing.
Overall, they are a dog wonder with a colorful history.
Article by: Fhilcar Faunillan