Labrador Retriever is a domestic breed of dog which is one of the most popular pet dog. This dog has its origin in the coastlands of Canada. They are bred for helping the fishermen in olden times but nowadays they are involved in rescue teams, helping elderly, watchdogs and other canine jobs.
They are the most active and intelligent breed of dogs. They are also affectionate with people especially with the children. Also labs are obedient and sportive dogs when they are properly trained. They are active throughout their lifetime.
Labs are generally fussy eaters and they can easily become obese. They need to exercise for at least an hour a day. They are famous in dog shows since they are skillful. A fully grown male Labrador weighs at an average of 30 kg with a life span of over 11 years.
Labradors have many genetic diseases which can be taken care by certain methods. They are the most sought after pet dog in many of the countries as they are friendly and affectionate. Labs are very easy to groom since they have less fur compared to other breeds and also they get easily adapted to different kind of environment.