The most popular type of dog in America is the Labrador Retriever. Lab puppies are fun loving, energetic, and extremely personable. The only downside to this breed is the fact that, often times, they are a mixed bag. Owners cannot be sure what individual characteristics their Lab puppies will have when they bring them home.
One of the best characteristics of the Lab breed is loyalty. Labs are known to fully exemplify the old adage of â€œmanâ€™s best friendâ€. Lab owners will find that their pet is extremely reliable in a number of different ways. From retrieving to just simply being there with a warm attitude, the Lab breed is an extremely reliable.
Lab puppies come in three different types, which are known by their colors. The three lab colors are yellow, black, and chocolate. Depending upon which type you own, they will have different characteristics. Yellow Labs are known to be more fun loving than the other types, while chocolate Labs are known to be the most aggressive of the three.
As far as health is concerned, the Lab breed is a pretty safe bet to avoid most major health problems. The dogs can grow to be close to 100 pounds, depending upon bloodlines. As such, they are prone to some of the problems that often plague large dogs. These include hip dysplasia and other joint problems.
The Lab breed is one that requires a lot of attention and much exercise. Though they are completely content with being inside dogs in close quarters, most labs will truly let their colors show when they are able to explore the outdoors. Since they were bred as hunting dogs, most labs will have an untiring desire to fetch and retrieve, even in the most trying of circumstances. Beware of this, as once you get started playing with a Lab, he will not want to stop.
Lab puppies are perfect for people that have a family and have the time to put into caring for the dog. If cared for properly, Labs will reward their owners with a long life that is filled with many meaningful memories. For better of or worse, Labs are always full of excitement and unadulterated joy.