The Labrador Retriever as a Family Pet and Hunting Partner
You can find three colors for Labrador Retrievers including black, chocolate brown, and yellow. The chocolate and yellow colors can vary in shade, but the black color is simply black. Some Labrador Retrievers have a small patch of white on their chest which is just normal for them.
In order to protect them from the cold and water, Labrador Retrievers have 2 layers of hair coats. The first coat is soft and warm and keeps the dog dry and warm. The second coat is harder than the first coat and serves to protect the dog from water. When the dog comes out of water, the water just comes right off the dog. The first coat protects the dog from the cold.
When hunting, Labrador Retrievers are great to bring along. They are good at fetching items for you like toys or birds that have been shot during hunting. Swimming in the water to fetch something for you is not too difficult for a Labrador Retriever. Labradors are fond of the water and of swimming. However, you should never subject your dog to freezing cold water but only in the normal atmosphere.
In America, Labrador Retrievers are the most popular. Most household pets are of this kind. The reasons for this is that Labradors make for great pets. Labradors love to be around people and they are great with children.
The average size of a Labrador Retriever is around 50 to 80 pounds, which puts them in the category of medium to large sized dogs.
If you are looking for a watchdog, then don’t get a Labrador Retriever. But, their size and their bark can scare people away. IN reality, Labradors are very friendly and will not stop a thief from stealing your valuables.
You should get a Labrador Retriever if you need a family or a hunting dog but not a watchdog. Their size and sound can still scare a burglar away. And these burglars would rather break in a house with no dogs then a house with a large dog.
Since they are retrievers by nature, they love fetching things for you. You can easily teach them to retrieve things for you and love to play fetch. They are smart and get easily excited which makes them great family dogs. You can easily teach a Labrador and they make good in obedience classes. A Labrador Retriever is great if you love to go hunting. Whatever the weather, your Labrador Retriever can hunt for hours.
Labradors can swim with the help of their bushy tails. Its shape is natural that gives it an advantage while swimming. To control their swimming direction, they use their tail as a rudder especially if they have retrieved something which is in their mouth.
Plenty of exercise and fun time are what Labradors need. Labradors need space to run and exercise.