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Labrador Retriever

Personality
Everybody loves a Lab. They're loyal, happy, friendly and full of infectious and enthusiasic energy. They are literally man's best friend and when engaged in family activities they are at their happiest. Favourite activities include eating, discovery walks, swimming, playing fetch and hanging out with children. Labs are easily trained despite hanging on to many puppy-like behaviours well into adulthood. They make a great choice for first time dog owners.

Labrador Retriever
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Appearance

A Labrador's classic dog shape is solid, athletic and strong. The excitable Lab is the ultimate retriever that stands around half a metre. Males weigh between 27 and 36 kgs and females slightly less at 24 to 30 kgs. The short, dense coat comes in three colors: black, chocolate or yellow and requires regular brushing to reduce shedding.


Loving them back

These loveable friends have a strong desire to please and will do anything for some affection and a treat or two. They can be challenging due to their boisterous nature but the key is to train them early as puppies and keep on top of any bad habits. Labs have a fun loving and social nature so if they think training is time to play with others, they will participate with 110% enthusiasm and a wagging tail.