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Labrador Retriever Breed Training Information

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HEIGHT: 55 cm
WEIGHT: 25 - 30 kg
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 13 -15 years
CHARACTERISTICS of the Labrador Retriever Breed
It has the name of its place of origin, in the Labrador Peninsula, Canada, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Hudson. Fishing being one of the main activities in the region, this canine was used by the fishermen to retrieve fish, especially cod. Also helping in the spreading out of the nets, which is why it is a very good swimmer.
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Valued greatly as a company dog. Being of a quite and affectionate character, and is easily adapted to an apartment.
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Needs very little care and is ideal for both younger and older children.
The Labrador Retriever, like its name, a retrieving dog, although its intelligence, extraordinary character & its ability to learn makes it a valuable partner, which at present provides several services in different areas.
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Its efficiency as a guide dog for blind people has been proven, besides being an excellent therapy used at many geriatric and drug rehabilitation centers.
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It behaves extraordinarily well on rescue missions and commonly used by piloce to detect drugs & explosives. They are often used at boarder points.
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One they are adults they're diet needs are based on 1,450 & 1,670 calories a day. The amount of daily calorie intake should be in proportion to its daily physical work.
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Its short hair doesn't need special care; however, it must be brushed periodically. When it comes to its exercise, this is a vary active dog, so it needs to be take to places here it can run around for at least an hour a day.
DESCRIPTION of the Labrador Retriever Breed
HEAD:
Well figured, without thick cheeks.
JAWS:
Its jaws and teeth are strong and have a perfect scissor like articulation, regular and complete.
TRUFFLE:
Wide, with well developed nostrils.
EYES:
Of medium size; with an intelligent & good character look. They are brown or hazel.
EARS:
Not big or heavy, falling close to the head and are placed backwards.
NECK:
Clear, solid and powerful, well inserted at the shoulders.
FRONT EXTREMITIES:
Long and angled shoulders, with a good skeleton, well seen from the front and behind.
BACK EXTREMITIES:
Well developed. The hindquarters don't go down at the tail. Angled joints. Low hocks. Cow-like joints are not accepted.
BODY:
The chest is very wide & it goes downward; the ribs are semicircle. The dorsal line is horizontal and with a broad short and strong back.
FEET:
Round and compact, well arched toes and developed pads.
TAIL:
Very thick at the root, thinning out towards the tip, the tail is completely covered with thick, dense, short hair. It shouldn't be curled over the back.
MOVEMENT:
Loose; covering a lot of terrain. The front and hind legs move parallel to the body's axel.
HAIR:
It is a characteristic of the Labrador. Short and dense, without curls or fringes; when touched it seems rough, the under hair resist the cold very well.
COLOR:
Uniform and complete black, yellow, brown (liver or chocolate). The yellow goes from light cream to reddish (like a fox). A small white spot on the chest is permitted.
SIZE:
Ideal size is 56 to 57 cm on males & 54 to 56 on females.

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