Characteristics of a Labrador Retriever
There are three basic colors that Labrador Retrievers have - black, chocolate brown and yellow.  There  are different shades of chocolate and yellow Labrador retrievers, but the black ones are just simply black.  To get more info, click labrador retrievers. Some Labrador Retrievers have a small patch of white on their chest which is just normal for them.

The coat of a Labrador Retriever has 2 layers of hair coats that protects them from cold and water.   The first soft coat of the Labrador is for keeping it dry and warm.  The second coat is harder than the first coat and serves to protect the dog from water.  Water comes right off the dog when it comes out of the water.  The first coat protects the dog from the cold.  

Labrador Retrievers are great hunting dogs.  If you look hunting for birds, then you can rely on your Labrador Retriever to fetch the bird that you have shot during hunting.  Labrador Retrievers do not have problems swimming out into the water to bring back whatever you want them to fetch for you.  One thing that Labradors like most is swimming.  Do not let them swim in freezing cold water but only in normal temperatures.

Many Americans love Labrador Retrievers.  Most household pets are of this kind.  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.

However, Labradors are not really good watchdogs.  It is only because of their size and bark that people get scared of Labradors.  If a thief has gotten hold of your valuable, your Labrador will not stop them from running away with it because they are friendly dogs.  

You should get a Labrador Retriever if you need a  family or a hunting dog but not a  watchdog.  But they can still scare burglars away with their size and sound. To get more info, visit labrador retrievers.  If a burglar sees a large dog inside a house, it would still deter him from entering, even if the dog is friendly.

Since they are retrievers by nature, they love fetching things for you.  Playing  fetch is their favorite and it is easy to teach them to retrieve things.  They are smart and get easily excited which makes them great family dogs.  They are easy to teach and make good at obedience classes.  If you love to go hunting, then you should get a Labrador Retriever.  It is a nice weather resistant dog which can hunt for hours.

Labradors can swim with the help of their bushy tails.  They have an advantage in swimming because of the natural shape of their tail.  When they have retrieved something in their mouth, they use their tail as a rudder to control their swimming direction.

Labrador retrievers need plenty of exercise and fun time.  IF you have space for running and exercise, it will be great for your Labrador.

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