A Labrador retriever is a species of dog that lives approximately 10 to 12 years. The breed typically suffers from canine hip dysplasia, osteochondritis dissecans, patellar luxation, diabetes, entropion, muscular dystrophy, exercise-induced collapse and tricuspid valve dysplasia, according to PetMD.Continue Reading
The Labrador retriever has a background in retrieving, hence the "retriever" in its name. The "Labrador" part is because the dog was bred in a Canadian province known as Newfoundland and Labrador. This is also where the Newfoundland water dog was bred and the two have similar qualities.
The Labrador retriever loves to hunt and to run so it needs to live in a home where it can get plenty of exercise. If allowed to stretch its legs each day, it is obedient, loving and relaxed while home.Learn more about Dogs
A boxer and Labrador retriever hybrid is a Boxador, according to DogBreedInfo.com. It is a recognized breed from the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the Dog Registry of America and the International Designer Canine Registry.Full Answer >
Small Labrador Retrievers were originally bred as a friendly companion and a working dog. These dogs were originally used as helpers for fishermen in the North Atlantic. Their descendents, the small Labrador Retrievers now bred as pets, are just as loyal and hard-working as their ancestors.Full Answer >
Labrador retrievers generally give birth to litters of five to ten puppies, according to the American Kennel Club. Labrador retrievers live an average of 12 to 14 years, and they weigh anywhere from 55 to 80 pounds when they reach adulthood.Full Answer >
Labrador retrievers reach their full height when they are between 12 and 18 months old, but they continue building muscle and filling out until they are 2 years old. How quickly Labs grow depends on the individual dog.Full Answer >