Labrador Retriever

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Breed Group: Sporting
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Overview
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.
Character
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.
Temperament
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.
Care
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.
Coat
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.
Training
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.
Activity
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.
Weight
Male: 65-80; Female: 55-70 lbs
Height
Male: 22.5-24.5; Female: 21.5-23.5 inches
Color(s)
solid black, yellow, or chocolate
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2020

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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 $899.50. 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 $1,900 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: $899.50
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,900.00 to $9,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 52104 Labrador Retriever puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

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 52104 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. Princess
  • 13. Candy
  • 14. Harley
  • 15. Abby
  • 16. Hope
  • 17. Tucker
  • 18. Toby
  • 19. Prince
  • 20. Rex

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Anonymous asked:
At what age can a Labrador Retriever stay at home by itself for 7-8 hours? And what are some things we can do to make the dog more comfortable?

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A dog should be at minimum 1 year old before he / she is allowed to stay home by themselves without supervision. To make your dog comfortable, please consider a few options. One is to take your dog to a doggy day care for the day instead. If that is not in the budget, you could always take them once or twice a week. This way your dog is playing and getting exercise while you are at work. If not, you could hire a dog walker to pick your dog up in the middle of the day to take them out for a walk. This will allow the dog to stretch his / her legs and to relieve itself. A friend, family member, or trusted neighbor could also do the same thing, whether it is a quick game of fetch in the back yard or a walk. Installing a doggy dog that only opens for your dog (ie: collar activated) is a great way to make sure your dog does not have to hold it all day while you are gone. Also, a large amount of exercise in the form of a walk, run, jog, or game of fetch in the morning is key. A tired dog is a good dog, they will be less inclined to damage your home if they are sleeping for most of the day. Also, you can use interactive feeders, puzzle toys, and other interactive toys for your dog to keep busy throughout the day while you are gone.

Anonymous asked:
We are selling puppies. The mother dog is a registered Labrador Retriever but the breed of the male dog is unknown so the puppies are not a pure breed but look like they could be. How would you suggest wording it when posting puppies for sale & to be upfront with customers of what they are buying?

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The best thing to do is to be up front with anyone whom is interested in a puppy from you. You can do a DNA test on one or all of the puppies to see what each puppy is, as there is always a potential for multiple fathers if the father is unknown. If you do not want to do a DNA test for the puppies, then just make sure you tell people that they are a Labrador Retriever mix. 50% registered purebred Labrador, and the rest is unknown.

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.

Anonymous asked:
How much are Labrador Retriever's?

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Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous asked:
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!

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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.

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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

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Updated: 10/26/2020