Hardworking, friendly and low maintenance is the best way to describe the Labrador Retriever. Great personality and good looks combine to make them one of the most popular dog breeds in the world.
Their mental and physical ability together with their always-friendly and positive personality make Labradors the ideal therapy dog, service dog, active sports partner or simply a great dog for the active family.
You can't beat a Labrador's happiness and friendliness when they've had enough exercise as an outlet. They will be happiest when given a ball, frisbee or even a sock to retrieve. Get them swimming in the ocean and retrieving objects out of the water, and they won't want to go home.
Their brown round puppy eyes with their chunky paws are guaranteed to make you fall in love.
Be warned: Labradors will do anything for food. As a result of their enormous appetite they're easy to train, but they have a tendency to be overweight as they'll find any scrap of food on the ground.
|Life expectancy:||10-13 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Above average|