The Labrador Retriever as a Family Pet and Hunting Partner
Labrador Retrievers come in three different colors, black, chocolate brown, and yellow. The black is just black but the chocolate and yellow colors and vary in shade. You can also find Labrador Retrievers that have some white patches on their chest which is just really normal.
In order to protect them from the cold and water, Labrador Retrievers have 2 layers of hair coats. The first soft coat of the Labrador is for keeping it dry and warm. The outer coat is a harder one which is quite water repellent. Water comes right off the dog when it comes out of the water. The first coat helps to keep the dog warm.
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. Even if you want something fetched which is in the water, the Labrador Retriever will not have a problem swimming out in the water to fetch it for you. 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.
Many Americans love Labrador Retrievers. A lot of households in America own a Labrador Retriever. The reasons for this is that Labradors make for great pets. Labradors make a great pet because they are very friendly and love children.
Since the average weight of a Labrador Retriever is 50 to 80 pounds, they fall under medium or large sized dogs.
If you are looking for a watchdog, then don’t get a Labrador Retriever. People can get scared of Labrador retrievers because they are big dogs and they have a scary bark. IN reality, Labradors are very friendly and will not stop a thief from stealing your valuables.
If you need a family or a hunting dog, then Labrador Retrievers are ideal. But, with their size they can scare burglars 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 great family dogs since they are very smart and excitable. They are great at obedience classes since they are easy to teach. You should go hunting with a Labrador Retriever. It is a nice weather resistant dog which can hunt for hours.
Labradors have bushy tails which they use in the water for swimming. Its shape is natural that gives it an advantage while swimming. The tail is used as a rudder to control the swimming direction when they have something in their mouth that they are taking back to you.
Labrador retrievers need plenty of exercise and fun time. If you are getting one, make sure that you have space for your dog to run around and that you have time to exercise it.