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Maybe you are wondering, “Why a Labrador retriever? Is this the right breed for me?” The first decision you should make when looking for a dog is on the breed!

Whether you are looking for a family best friend, an eager hunting helper, or a dog to help watch out for your home, labradors simply can’t be beat. They have all of these traits, which shows why they have been rated America’s favorite breed every year for 20+ years.

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Labradors are a perfect pet for almost every home:

  • Retired families looking for companionship and security – these pups are loyal and protective of their family!
  • Families with young children – Labradors are wonderful for families with young children for many reasons, not the least of which is that they are one of the only breeds who is protective and loyal to their people AND gentle and patient. What good does it do to have a pet who will protect your child from potential danger, but who also snaps at your child easily?
  • Hunters, hikers, boaters, activity enthusiasts – these pets LOVE to hike, swim, fetch, run, frolic and everything “outdoors”. Labs are notorious water pets, especially when exposed at a young age to positive experiences. They can easily be taught to hunt, hike, camp, ride and are wonderful buddies for nearly any hobby!
  • Happy Home-Bodies – while these dogs are happy to do all things active and they do require a certain amount of exercise to stay healthy (all living things do, after all!), these dogs are just content to relax and cuddle.

Labrador retrievers only require minimal grooming – they shed twice per year, and will need brushed regularly as well as bathing as needed. They are a long, floppy eared dog, so keeping those ears nice and dry will cut down on ear trouble, also!

For more info, check out the AKC’s page on Labrador retrievers:

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