The site of a Labrador running around with his family is one seen across the UK in parks and on beaches every weekend. With a playful but gentle nature the Labrador has always been a firm favourite for families.
Labrador’s may come across as loyal watchmasters but their bark really is bigger than their bite. They fit in well in family life and have traditionally been described as having a malleable temperament that makes them easy to train as they are often keen to please their owners.
One of the largest of domestic dogs the Labrador doesn’t have an extensive list of requirements from its new home. Originally named the ‘St John’s Dog’ the Lab soon became the unofficial mascot of Canada and was put to use helping local fishermen conduct their daily duties on the Island of Newfoundland. Today’s generation of Labradors are known to be loyal, easy going folk who are just as happy to work as gun dogs as they are to spend their days in front a fire.
A short coat and friendly attitude makes the lab one of the most easy going pets around. They have been breed to form a number of focal colours, including the classic black lab, chocolate and yellow. The labs friendly and dynamic personality is so contagious that owners have described how when charged with the role of ‘watchdog’ their pup is more likely to run up and engage with the ‘enemy’ rather than respond and pose any real threat!
If your looking to own a labrador puppy then remember these dogs can grown quite large and their boisterous nature and desire for outdoor space does not make them the breed for an apartment, the lab is of course no lap dog despite its intentions.
Consider the many Labradors available in rescue centres who are looking for new homes.
Remember the Gencon All in One head collar can be used on all breeds, including the loveable Labrador.