Perhaps the most popular dog breed in the world is the Labrador. They appeared in Russia and the post-Soviet space more than 40 years ago. The first female Labrador was brought from India, but initially these dogs aroused distrust. Many considered them to be a dependent likeness of the Newfoundland. And only 15 years ago, thanks to professional breeders, Labradors began to gain popularity in our region.
Description of the breed
Labrador is a companion dog. He is distinguished by a kind friendly disposition, does not provoke conflicts. It's almost impossible to piss off a dog like that. An adult Labrador or a puppy, it does not matter, at any age he will take root perfectly in any home. The breed is well suited for families with small children or pets. This dog gets along with everyone.
Let's say a few more words about the relationship of children with this dog. The Labrador has endless patience and a high pain threshold. He will ignore the pushes and kicks of the child, will not allow himself anything extra.
In addition, the breed has another big plus: the dog is easy to train. She quickly grasps all commands, feels good about the owner.
The disadvantages include the desire to gnaw everything and increased appetite. The latter leads to obesity. A fat Labrador often suffers from joint disease and vision problems. Having decided to get a puppy, get ready for the fact that you will have to carefully monitor what gets into his mouth. It is recommended to avoid high-calorie foods and frequent meals. It is best to stick to eating by the clock. Intuitive meals are not suitable for this breed. And remember that a fat Labrador automatically becomes a dog with many he alth problems.
Like any other breed, the Labrador has its own standards. The height of the male at the withers is 57 cm, the female is 55 cm. The dog has a powerful physique. Broad chest, powerful paws, broad skull. There is a characteristic transition from the forehead to the muzzle. The back is massive, the coat is thick.
Difference between Labrador and Retriever
The general public is accustomed to consider the Labrador and the Retriever to be representatives of the same breed. The full name is to blame for this: Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever. These two breeds, although visually similar, have significant differences in both behavior and color. Labradors come in 3 colors: black, cream and brown. The color of the retriever is golden, but can vary from light to dark shades. In addition, the latter breed is characterized by restraint andtouchiness.
Labradors have been serving man for many decades. This is the perfect choice for those who need a reliable friend and companion.