The Labrador Retriever as a Family Pet and Hunting Partner
Labrador Retrievers come in three different colors, black, chocolate brown, and yellow. The chocolate and yellow colors can vary in shade, but the black color is simply black. Some Labrador Retrievers have a small patch of white on their chest which is just normal for them.
The coat of a Labrador Retriever has 2 layers of hair coats that protects them from cold and water. The first soft coat of the Labrador is for keeping it dry and warm. The second or outer coat is water repellant and harder than the first coat. The second coat is able to repel water, so it comes right off the dog after swimming. The first coat helps to keep the dog warm.
When hunting, Labrador Retrievers are great to bring along. Fetching things like toys or birds shot during hunting is what a Labrador is good at. Labrador Retrievers do not have problems swimming out into the water to bring back whatever you want them to fetch for you. Labradors are fond of the water and of swimming. Do not let them swim in freezing cold water but only in normal temperatures.
In America, Labrador Retrievers are the most popular. Most household pets are of this kind. The reasons for this is that Labradors make for great pets. Labradors make a great pet because they are very friendly and love children.
Labrador Retrievers fall into the category or medium to large sized dogs since their average weight is 50 to 80 pounds.
Labrador Retrievers cannot actually be trusted as a watchdog. People can get scared of Labrador retrievers because they are big dogs and they have a scary bark. But the truth is that they are very friendly and will not be able to stop thieves from stealing your valuables.
If you need a family or a hunting dog, then Labrador Retrievers are ideal. But they can still scare burglars away with their size and sound. Burglars would rather enter a house without a dog, then a house with one.
Labradors love fetching because they are retrievers by nature. Playing fetch is their favorite and it is easy to teach them to retrieve things. They are smart and get easily excited which makes them great family dogs. They are great at obedience classes since they are easy to teach. If you love to go hunting, then you should get a Labrador Retriever. Labrador Retrievers can hunt for hours and they are weather resistant.
Labradors have bushy tails which they use in the water for swimming. They have an advantage in swimming because of the natural shape of their tail. To control their swimming direction, they use their tail as a rudder especially if they have retrieved something which is in their mouth.
Plenty of exercise and fun time are what Labradors need. If you are getting one, make sure that you have space for your dog to run around and that you have time to exercise it.