Following are links and resources to read about the Labrador Retriever.

Video about the Labrador Retriever

Meet the Breed

AKC Information on Labrador Retrievers

The Labrador Retriever

 

LAB FACTS – ACTIVITY LEVEL

Labrador Retrievers have energy to spare and are not well suited for couch potatoes. They are also rather large and clumsy, so apartments are not the best living arrangements for this breed. Homes with yards and lots of room to romp are the most ideal setting to raise a Lab.

Walking a Lab is a good start for daily exercise, but a simple stroll around the block is not going to fulfill their daily exercise requirement.  These dogs need to run every day in order to burn off excess energy, and if they aren’t properly exercised they will become destructive. A bored Lab will chew anything he can get his mouth on. Labs are thrilled to accompany you on jogs or to run alongside a bicycle. Playing in the yard with children can keep them busy for hours on end. Hunters can take Labs out into the field to retrieve, and they can handle icy water temperatures with ease.

Swimming pool owners be warned: you’ll have a hard time getting your Labrador out of the water. If the pool is open, he’ll want to swim.