Today the Labrador is an affectionate, good-natured dog, a reliable assistant, and friend. These pets are the first helpers for people with disabilities. They are actively involved in various search and rescue operations. Labrador refers to dogs of sports breeds. The animal has a good character. The pet does not require extreme care. He is energetic and very attached to a person. His devotion to the family distinguishes the Labrador Retriever. Many owners of these dogs compare them with real guardian angels.
Although the exact history of the origin of the Labrador is unknown, many believe that the animal appeared as a result of crossing St. John’s dog with local dogs. The amazing abilities of the Labrador did not go unnoticed. Therefore, later the Labrador Retriever appeared in England at the service of members of the royal family. The definition of the breed as a Labrador appeared in 1830. This name was the merit of the English Earl of Malmesbury.
It is surprising that the Labrador Retriever is now one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. But back in the 1880s, these dogs were almost exterminated on the American continent. The breed also disappeared in Newfoundland itself. This was due to government tax restrictions. The family was allowed to keep no more than one dog, and the maintenance of the dog - the female was taxed.
Labrador Retrievers are affectionate and loyal dogs. The animal takes the first place among the breeds registered by the American Club of Dog Breeders. Labradors are full of energy and always welcome the owner and family members. This breed is an unrivaled example of a true "friend of man." Happiness overwhelms these dogs when they are with their families.
They love to run, swim, play with children of any age. Dogs of this breed are an excellent choice for beginner dog breeders. The owners of these affectionate dogs unanimously claim ease of care and maintenance of Labradors. This once again confirms that any beginner who is ready to pay attention to the dog can safely acquire a Labrador Retriever puppy.
Labradors molt a lot throughout the year. Regular combing will prevent hair from spreading around the house and help keep the coat in good condition. Labradors often have an unpleasant "dog" smell. Therefore, these dogs will have to bathe much more often than representatives of other breeds.
Keep an eye on your ears. Make sure that they do not form signs of inflammation or irritation. Treat the auricles with a special solution prescribed by the veterinarian. Avoid using a cotton swab. To prevent tartar and unpleasant odors, remember to brush your Labrador Retriever teeth weekly.