Labrador Retriever Puppies

Vital Statistics

Breed Group
Sporting/working

Average Weight
50-80 lbs.

Personality Traits
Loyal, intelligent, gentle tempered

Country of Origin
Newfoundland

Coat
Double coat
Under: soft and thick
Outer: coarse and short

Clubs, Registries & Associations

(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on this particular puppy.)

  • American Canine Association
  • Continental Kennel Club
  • Universal Kennel Club International
  • American Kennel Club
  • United All Breed Registry
  • America's Pet Registry, Inc.
  • United Kennel Club

Labrador Retriever Description

The Labrador Retriever has long been regarded as the most suitable pet throughout the world and is the most popular breed in the U.S. It's specially bred for hunting and often works with gun sportsmen, so the Lab has rightfully earned the title "gun dog." It is a remarkable working companion often used in physical assistance and personal protection. Highly intelligent, good-natured, very willing and eager to please, they are among the top choices for service dog work.  However, its loyal and friendly temperament make it an outstanding pet. These lively dogs have an excellent, reliable temperament and are superb with children and other dogs but socialize your Lab as a puppy.

The Lab features a strong jaw set in a broad head with strong legs and shoulders which add to its fast pace. The coat is straight, dense and short with the outer coat being a bit coarse and the undercoat thick and soft making it almost completely waterproof.

The Labrador Retriever is playful, alert, curious, patient and good-natured. They are highly intelligent and willing to learn, always loving a job to perform so your job as a trainer will be easy. This doesn’t mean that you can ignore thorough socialization, so put that first on your list. Labs love to exercise so be sure that you like to exercise too. Adult Labs are very strong so train them while they are a puppy to heel on the leash, and not to bolt out of doorways and gateways before the humans.

You need to be a calm, knowledgeable and humane owner giving consistent and committed leadership to your Labrador Retriever using only motivational training methods. They crave human leadership and need to feel as though they are part of the family. These dogs are watchdogs, not guard dogs, although some have been known to guard.

Labrador Retrievers love to eat and many owners need to keep the food out of reach and even under lock and key because this breed will find a way to get to the food bag with or without the owner. And they will eat until they get sick. 

Disposition of a Labrador Retriever

  • Labrador Retrievers have a distinct elegance, carrying themselves in an upright, proud demeanor but with a friendly expression making them so endearing.
  • They require a lot of exercise and playtime as they have a high degree of stamina, energy and strength
  • Labrador Retrievers have a distinct elegance, carrying themselves in an upright, proud demeanor but with a friendly expression making them so endearing.
  • One of the most popular breeds in the USA, the Labrador Retriever is loyal, loving, affectionate and patient, making great family dogs.
  • They require a lot of exercise and playtime as they have a high degree of stamina, energy and strength.
  • Exceptional with kids, other pets and people making them a loyal, dependable and devoted family pet.
  • They love to play, especially in water, never wanting to pass up the opportunity for a good swim.
  • Labs are easily trained. Some may be reserved with strangers unless very well socialized, preferably while they are still puppies.
  • Labrador Retriever can become destructive if the humans are not 100% pack leaders and/or if they do not receive enough mental and physical exercise, and/or if they are left too much to their own devices.
  • Labs are not lap dogs.
  • Exceptional with kids, other pets and people making them a loyal, dependable and devoted family pet.

Heritage

The Labrador Retriever is from Newfoundland and was bred to work with fishermen, trained to work in the water to pull in the fishing nets and to retrieve fish that came loose from the lines. In the 19th century, this breed was brought to England where they were crossed with various breeds of spaniels, setters and other retrievers all to advance their hunting skills. Today Labrador Retriever's shine in hunting, tracking, retrieving, search and rescue, military and police K-9 units, narcotics detection, assistance and guide dogs and field trial competition.

Labrador Retriever Description

Large, up to 21-25" at the shoulders, weighing anywhere from 50-70 pounds. The Labrador Retriever is a strong working dog with a smooth double coat that comes in colors of black, chocolate or yellow. They have webbed feet to aid in swimming.

Health Awareness

The Labrador Retriever has a life expectancy of 10-12 years and is prone to hip dysplasia, epilepsy, eye disorders and skin allergies.

Exercise & Energy Levels

The Labrador Retriever requires a long, brisk daily walk, jog, run or biking with you, and plenty of off-leash play and running in a safe, fenced area. They also need mental stimulation to prevent boredom and destruction, so be sure to provide your Labrador Retriever with plenty of interactive toys that challenge its problem-solving skills.