Is a Labrador Retriever a good choice for me?

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If you had a dog when you were a child, you will want your own children to experience the same positive feelings and you will get your children a dog. If you did not, you may just have to find out what an amazing thing a dog can be in a child’s life. Not only does a dog teach children responsibility, but it also helps them develop a healthy personality and a balanced emotional life.

However, bringing a dog into the family is not always a smart thing to do. You need to make sure that both the children and the adult members of the family are ready for a furry friend, otherwise, someone is likely to get disappointed over time. You also need to make sure that you are selecting the right breed and you are treating your dog in a way that guarantees your children’s safety.

If you would like to have a dog that is sweet, outgoing and friendly, then the Labrador Retriever is the best one for you. These dogs are devoted and thrive on human companionship. They can become good watchdogs as they are usually reserved and suspicious with strangers. The Labrador Retriever is fond of children and also like other dogs and pets in the family. As they love attention and their family they can become bored and destructive if left alone for a longer period of time.

Labrador Retrievers have a dense, short and hard double coat that requires at least weekly care as this breed is an average shedder. These dogs are usually healthy, but sadly they are prone to health issues like hip dysplasia, eye disorders or elbow dysplasia.

Training of this breed is very easy as they are clever and willing to learn new things. However, they never respond well to harsh training methods, so consistency, fairness and many rewards are needed. Labrador Retrievers excel in police work, tracking, agility, and rescue or can be good service dogs as well. Some retrievers, though, will be so playful that they’re hard to stop from jumping on your guests.

All in all this breed is one of the best for families with children and other pets who want to have a loyal, friendly and devoted friend that is also clever and is willing to learn and amuse the family. They require daily walks and at least half an hour play to keep them happy.

I hope this few sentences will help everyone decide whether the Labrador Retriever is the best breed for you and your family.

What is the difference between an English and an American Labrador?

Well, the most obvious difference is that English Labradors are from English stocks, and the American ones are from stocks in the US. Furthermore, the English Labradors can be called ‘Field bred’ Labs, and the American ones ‘Show bred’. This means that generally speaking, the labs you see running in the field are most probably English, and the ones in shows are usually Americans. Due to this, there are some little differences in the appearance too: English labs have a heavier, thicker, and have a stronger body, while the American ones are more tall and lank