The Labrador Retriever, also known as the Labrador or Lab, when full-grown reaches the shoulder height of 53-64 cm (21-25 in) and weighs 25-36 kg (55-80 lbs). It has a short, thick, dense, weather-resistant coat which can be black, yellow (varying from cream to gold or almost red) or chocolate brown. The Labrador retriever dogs are very attractive with warm brown or hazel eyes. They are unusually adaptable, obedient, and kind-hearted. They have a very keen sense of smell. Most Labrador Retrievers are athletic, especially puppies are quite active. The Labrador Retrievers are trained easily because of their quick learning abilities.
New Born Puppy Care
Labrador Retriever Puppies can be one of the best and wonderful addition to your family. Labrador pups are very human friendly and extremely loyal. They are easy to train and make great companions for children. In the first three weeks of Lab pups, no solid food should be given to them, once they start nibbling, they should be fed with the soft-food. Labradors pups are prone to many food allergies. Usually the allergies are centered on gluten and animal by-products. So, the food need to be selected carefully. Regular check-up is important for a new born to keep it healthy and active.
Tips of Labrador Grooming
The Labradors need plenty of exercise. They enjoy long walks and are especially fond of field sports, fetch, and water games. They are prone to obesity, so regular work-outs will keep your dog healthy & energetic. The Labrador must be brushed once a week, twice when shedding to avoid allergies. Also, have your dog checked by a veterinarian who specializes in large breed dogs on the regular basis.
Your Labrador need a balanced diet which contains just the right amount of protein, fat, carbohydrate, thirteen different vitamins and twenty different minerals to ensure that it stay in peak condition. Although, Labs are tolerant and patient dogs but still a proper training is very important for them. Socialize your dog with other humans & animals, so they can be great companions for the old and the young.