Labrador Retriever

Light brown labrador retriever dog close-up

The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in America. More people own Labrador Retrievers than any other type of dog. Labrador Retrievers were originally bred to be hunting companions and to track water fowl. Labrador Retrievers love water. They are very popular with outdoor sports enthusiasts as well as with families. The Golden Retriever is a cousin of the Labrador Retriever. Labrador Retrievers are very friendly and intelligent. Sturdy and unflappable, Labrador Retrievers are not bothered by children and thrive on positive attention from humans.

The Three Main Colors Of Labrador Retrievers

Did you know there are three main types of Labrador Retrievers? Black Labrador Retrievers are usually the type most people think of when they think of a Labrador Retriever. Black Labradors are very popular pets and great all- around dogs.

The second color that is common in Labrador Retrievers is called Yellow even though the color can range from a pale blonde to an almost fawn color. Yellow Labrador Retrievers are also commonly seen as family pets.

The third color that you see commonly in Labradors is Chocolate. As the name implies, Chocolate Labrador Retrievers have a deep, rich brown coat. Some breeders advertise silver Labrador Retrievers. Usually that means they have bred a Labrador Retriever with another breed to get a silver-ish color. Silver is not a recognized color in Labrador Retrievers and dogs with that coat color cannot compete in AKC dog shows.

Labrador Retrievers have the same sunny personality whichever color you choose, so you should pick whatever color tickles your fancy! Labrador Retrievers need lots of exercise so if you live in a small apartment you might not want to get a Labrador Retriever. They also require regular grooming to keep their coats healthy. Like all dogs, Labrador Retrievers should be given heartworm prevention pills every month.

Finding Labradors On The Web

You can find almost anything you need for your Labrador Retriever on the Internet. There are websites that sell all kinds of toys, foods, and accessories for Labrador Retrievers. You can find Labrador Retriever pictures, mugs, even Christmas cards. You can also find local Labrador Retriever breeders. Since Labrador Retriever puppies can be expensive, you might want to look for a local Labrador Retriever rescue and adopt a dog. Usually adopting from a rescue costs less than getting a Labrador Retriever puppy and you will get a loving dog that is already trained and ready to join your family.