Labrador Retriever

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Breed Group: Sporting
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Originating in Newfoundland during the 1700s, the Labrador Retriever was imported to England in the early 1800s. This breed is among the oldest of the modern recognized breeds. Their versatility and endless positive attributes have made the Labrador Retriever a popular family pet.
The Labrador Retriever is medium in size, strong, athletic, and well balanced. They are friendly, outgoing, and possess an extremely sweet personality. There are two types of Labrador: The American, which is tall and lanky, and the English, which is more thick and heavy. This sporting breed is adept at hunting and retrieving. Labrador Retrievers are revered as companions and highly respected for their loving nature.
This breed is highly intelligent, loyal, and deeply devoted. The Labrador Retriever is reliable, affectionate, and thrive on human companionship and attention. They are absolutely wonderful with children and get along exceedingly well with other dogs. They may be reserved with strangers and make good watchdogs. If this breed is left alone for extended periods of time without attention or stimulation they will become lonely, bored, and destructive.
The Labrador Retriever requires regular grooming with a firm bristle brush. Special care should be given to the under coat to prevent mats and tangles. Bathing or dry shampooing should only be done when absolutely necessary. Labrador Retrievers are prone to elbow and hip dysplasia, eye disorders, and PRA.
The Labrador Retriever is a double coat breed. The outer coat is straight, short, very dense, and hard in texture. The under coat is soft, weather-resistant, and protects this breed from cold, all types of ground cover, and water. The color of the coat comes in chocolate, black, and yellow. This breed is an average shedder.
This breed is easily trained. Early socialization and basic obedience are recommended. The Labrador Retriever is very strong and must be taught not to pull on their leash. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. The Labrador Retriever needs fairness, firmness, consistency, reward, and respect. They excel in tracking, police work, search and rescue, agility, competitive obedience, guide for the blind, and as service dogs for the disabled.
Delightful, high-spirited, and energetic, the Labrador Retriever requires a great deal of exercise. They enjoy family play sessions, securely leashed walks, swimming, and a safely fenced yard to run and romp freely. This breed will do okay in an apartment dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise, attention, and stimulation.
Male: 65-80; Female: 55-70 lbs
Male: 22.5-24.5; Female: 21.5-23.5 inches
solid black, yellow, or chocolate
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How much do Labrador Retriever puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Labrador Retriever varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Labrador Retriever puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Labrador Retrievers sold is $747.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Labrador Retriever with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,800 upwards to $9,000 or even more for a Labrador Retriever with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Labrador Retrievers sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $747.50
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,800.00 to $9,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 51335 Labrador Retriever puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Labrador Retriever puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Labrador Retrievers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Labrador Retriever Names for 2020

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 51335 Labrador Retriever dogs.
  • 1. Bella
  • 2. Daisy
  • 3. Lady
  • 4. Max
  • 5. Charlie
  • 6. Duke
  • 7. Buddy
  • 8. Molly
  • 9. Hunter
  • 10. Chase
  • 11. Lucy
  • 12. Candy
  • 13. Harley
  • 14. Princess
  • 15. Hope
  • 16. Abby
  • 17. Toby
  • 18. Tucker
  • 19. Prince
  • 20. Beauty

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Member Since: October 2007
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
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Breeder of AKC, Show/English and Hunting Labrador Retrievers, Family Run Kennel Facility. We breed for Intelligence, Mellow Temperaments, Hunting Ability for great Family Pets. Colors from white to red fox, all other shades of yellow, Chocolates and Blacks. Health Checks done, Ten Years Experience in Wisconsin. We ship in the U.S. Full Health Guarantee

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Anonymous asked:
Can a Labrador Retriever get an infection from sleeping on hay? He barely urinates or has little bowel movements since I put it in his cage.

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In short, yes he can. Hay when used as bedding can hold several different types of parasites as well as molds and fungus'. Laying on molded hay and then licking himself can cause the dog to get an infection. Please clean out all the hay and take your dog to the vet. When you know what is wrong and are able to deal with it, sanitize the surrounding area of the cage. If you purchase any more bedding, make sure it is sealed and guaranteed safe for bedding. Straw and pin shavings are a good insulator for outdoor bedding that have a lower percentage to cause an infection.

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How much are Labrador Retriever's?



The average purchase price of a Labrador Retriever from a responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeder ranges between $900.00 - $1350.00 depending on if the puppy comes from show or working stock and other costs of raising a litter of puppies.


The average cost to get a quality "English type" (Blocky build) Labrador is between $1800.00 and $3500.00 depending on the bloodlines and testing done on the parents. Make sure the parents are AKC registered, have their OFA's on Hips, Elbows, Hearts and Eyes. Genetic testing is also done now that checks for hereditary diseases in each specific breed. A good healthy dog is expensive but it's worth it in the long run. Stud fees alone are well over $2000.00, not to mention the shipping costs and veterinary costs involved from shipping semen. If you want a good dog, find a quality breeder that cares to breed the cleanest and most correct dogs.


You don't need OF A on eyes or heart if you have a complete Embark Canine Genetic Panel completed that looks at 35 different eye conditions so it is 100 percent more reliable than a vet eye exam.

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I was searching for Labrador in Next Day Pets for the first time. I found that I don't quite understand - what do "Champion bloodline" and "Champion Sired" mean? Could you please explain to me? Thank you very much!



Champion in general means that a dog has earned his/her Championship Title in Confirmation Showing. Champion bloodline means that the puppy has dogs in his/her bloodline, ie: grandparent that has won their Championship Title. While Champion sired or Champion damed means that the father of the litter (Sire) or mother (Dam) has earned his/her Championship Title. To win a Championship Title, the dog must be of the set standard of the breed and have the best confirmation (body, movement, temperament, ect.) in the class the dog competed in. It is a very good thing, but you should always ask to see title paperwork though to confirm it is true.


There is a difference in AKC Champions and International Champions. AKC takes many many times of showing a dog in competitions against other dogs of the same breed. International can be gotten in 1 day if the dog meets the 'standards ' for the breed.... An International is not nearly as meaningful as an AKC Champion.


Not entirely true. I researched videos of International Champions and they are GORGEOUS. Many countries have scrict, higher standards and have designated "breeders" that show and breed and have been doing so for decades.


Agreed! International Champions get it in a few showings because they meet the standard. Period. And they are absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous asked:
I have a 6-month-old Labrador who pulls on her leash and bites on her lead and harness. Can you tell me how to encourage her to walk beside me?



Contacting your local Positive Reinforcement trainer and signing your dog up for classes will be the easiest way to stop this behavior. You need a trainer to work with you and your dog as you are walking to correct this behavior. But until that happens, I would suggest spraying the leash and harness with a bittering spray you can buy at any pet store to discourage your dog from wanting to bite at the leash and harness. The trainer will help you use treats to encourage your dog to walk beside you instead of pulling.


You can use the head harness to teach the pup to lead. You control the head and the rest will follow and it does not hurt the dog. You can find this in any pet store.


I have used the head harness on 3 “block head” hunting labs they hate it for the first few walks but after 2-3 months of training heel without a leash. I am disabled so I cannot have my dog pulling the head harness really eliminate any pulling.


Spray vinager on the leash they dont like the taste. Sometimes with puppies I swap the leash out for kong stick so their mouth already is distracted. Wooden spoon with Natural PB helps reward during "good heal...good heal" training. Remember the younger the dog, the shorter attention span.. and praise um up- praise um up when they get it right!

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My family and I want to get a Lab but my husband is allergic to pet dander. Do Labs shed a lot and would it be the right dog for us?



The Labrador Retriever does shed a considerable amount. They are a 4 out of 5 on the shedding scale. There are many breeds that are considered hypoallergenic that would work beautifully with your family that have some of the attributes of the Labrador. Such as the Portuguese Water Dog, the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, the Poodle (standard size is closest to a Labrador), the West Highland White Terrier may be smaller than a Labrador; but they are lively, playful little dogs. The Irish Water Spaniel, the Schnauzer (standard size is closest to a Labrador), and even the Bouvier des Flandres is considered hypoallergenic. These are all breeds that would do well in a family situation.


Expect a lot of shedding with a Labrador. One of my former teachers said when he brushes his dog, a lot of hair is on the brush. I've read that Labs don't produce a lot of allergens. However, that really isn't easy to believe.


Labradoodles shed much less, a lot less dander with good attributes from both Poodle and Labrador Retriever.


Labs shed twice a year! first six months and the next six months!


Yes, 2 sheds a year. They have 2 coats (the outer and the under). Mine otherwise don't shed much, but they do swim a lot and I use a swim sock in the filter basket to catch hair. They are not for anyone with dog allergies though. Maybe a standard poodle without the foo foo hair cut would be a good choice.


I raise Labs. Some do shed more often than others. Labradors bred properly should shed twice per year, in Spring and Fall.


I have had Standard Schnauzers and found they shed almost as much as a Lab. There is a tool called the furminator which is a sophisticated stripping knife and that helps with the grooming.

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Updated: 4/9/2020