Labrador Retriever Breed
The Labrador Retriever is a loveable animal and adores being around their family. These dogs have a mellow, patient personality and they like young children. They will happily put up with ear tugs and being climbed on. They patiently endure getting dressed up, and of course, will help your child eat their dinner if they can get away with it. Even though they are mellow, teach your children not to tail pull, or to approach the dog while they are eating. A Labrador Retriever will rarely bite, but supervision is needed especially around food. If left alone for long periods of time in the backyard, they will get lonely, bark, and get into all sorts of mischief. These keen pups will happily join you on any outing, even if it is just going outside to put out the trash. They vary from dog to dog as to their level of activity, but they do need some exercise to keep them healthy, both physically and mentally. This breed lives to serve, which is why they adapt well to training, and they love meeting people. The Lab needs to be trained to walk on a leash. Otherwise, they will practice “selective deafness” and wander off following their noses. They like a good game of fetch, enjoy a swim in the sea, lake or river, and will happily join you in the garden to offer assistance. Mixing well with other animals, they make friends easily with cats, rabbits, and other dogs.