Known as one of the most popular dogs in the world, of a fact, the Labrador Retriever is a favorite dog breed in Canada, The United Kingdom and The United States of America. The Labrador Retriever is bred originally as a water dog, which is trained and used for hunting in water as a result of its sturdy and boisterous nature. Discover more about our Labrador Retriever puppies for sale below!
The Labrador Retriever breed was derived in the 1500s, from the St. John’s breed of dogs which came from cross-breeding of some small water dogs and Newfoundlands.
These hybrids were the ancestors of the Labrador Retriever, and they were owned and used by fishermen in dragging nets filled with fish out of the sea to the boats.
Not only that, but the Labrador Retrievers were also trained to recover fish that got away from the nets or from fishing hooks.
The dogs continued to function in that capacity in Newfoundland until the news and deeds of the breed got to the Earl of Malmesbury in the early 1800s, and he brought them to England, where they were used for shooting sports.
And with their desire and eagerness to serve, Labrador Retrievers are the ideal breed for guide dogs for blind people, drugs/explosive detection dogs, track and rescue dogs and therapy dogs,
The first attribute of the Labrador Retriever is their swift movement. This breed is fast in movement, most especially when they are running. Labrador Retrievers can run 12 miles/hr in less than 5 seconds, that is how agile and fast they are.
In addition to their agility and strength, Labrador Retrievers are homely, easy-going, outgoing, intelligent, affectionate and friendly to humans and other animals also.
Dog lovers who have children are always keen on getting this breed because of its endearing and non-aggressive nature towards children most especially.
Due to its origin and history, this breed is not a breed that sits in a place for a long time. It is a breed that enjoys roaming and hunting, and can also thrive in both warm and cold weather.
Hence, if you are a Labrador owner, you can decide to keep your dog outdoor or indoor, depending on your reasons for purchasing/adopting it.
The Labrador Retriever breed is full of exuberance, boisterousness, and energy, and as a result of this, it needs a lot of training and exercise to keep it active and agile at all times.
This breed doesn’t only need physical activities such as shooting sports, running, a game of Frisbee, jogging, and swimming; they also need mental exercises too.
Therefore, the Labrador Retriever needs as much as 30-minutes worth of training and exercises daily.
When it comes to grooming, you don’t have much do with your Labrador, as it has a very short and oily coat (the coat comes in three colors; black, chocolate and yellow) which doesn’t need frequent trimming or clipping, but should be washed and brushed occasionally.
You need to pay attention to its teeth and nails. Make sure the teeth are brushed from time to time and nails clipped frequently.
Our Labrador Retriever puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.
The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Labrador Retriever puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.
We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Labrador Retriever puppies.
Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Labrador Retriever
Are Labrador Retrievers shedders?
Labradors are shedders and they shed seasonally during the shedding season, and that is why Lab owners are advised to make adequate plans concerning hair disposal when their Labs start to shed.
How is it possible for Labradors to swim and play in deep water?
Labrador Retrievers possess webbed toes, and these make it possible for easy and swift swimming/playing in the sea.
What’s the feeding plan for Labradors?
All Labradors should be fed twice a day, but the quantity of food you propose to feed your Labrador is dependent on you and the size/appetite of your breed.
Kindly note that Labradors have the tendency to get obese, so it is important that you watch what they eat and how they eat.
Where can I buy a Labrador Retriever?
Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Lab puppies. There are lots of dog breeders/adoption centers everywhere and you can make good use of the internet to search for genuine and authentic breeders near you.
Are Labradors sniffers?
Yes, of course. Labradors have powerful noses that are excellent for sniffing, and that’s why most of them are trained to sniff out drug peddlers, cancer in early-stage patients and dead animals during hunting.
Based on their penchant for wildlife, is it safe to have a Lab around my children?
Labrador retrievers are free and outdoor type of dogs, but that doesn’t mean they are “wild”, dangerous or untamable. Labrador retrievers are a warm and friendly breed that enjoy playing with children. Don’t get anxious over anything, your children are in safe hands with a Labrador around.
Do Labrador Retrievers have health challenges?
Unfortunately, Labradors also suffer from health challenges just like every other dog. But the illnesses peculiar to their breed include joint problems, obesity, heart diseases, cataracts, and ear infections.
Do Labrador Retrievers bark like other dogs?
Yes of course. All dogs bark with the inclusion of the Labrador. But the Labrador doesn’t bark at all times, except at the sight of danger or suspicious movements. Half of the time, they are quiet.
Can I put my Labrador in a crate?
Why not? Keeping your Labrador in a crate is one sure way of training them to feel safe when they are alone by themselves, and also to keep them safe from external forces.
Is it true that a Labrador was jailed once?
Most definitely yes. In 1924, Pep, a black colored Labrador was sentenced to jail time for killing the cat of Governor Gifford Pinchot’s wife. Pep spent ten years in jail.