Labrador Retriever Dog & Puppies


Labrador Retriever - The Fisherman's Friend

Breed Origins: Canada
Breed usage: Hunting Dog: Small Game
Dog Weight: 55 - 70 Pounds
Dog Height: 22.5 to 24.5 inches to the shoulder
Cost of Puppies: From $700 US Dollars


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Information, Facts & Origins of the Labrador Retriever Dog
The Labrador Retriever comes from Canada and was bred originally to hunt small game - retrieving. This dog is classified as one of the Sporting Dog Group which we go on to describe in detail in the section at the bottom of this page. The Labrador Retriever was first Registered by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1917. Name Facts and Dog Names: This dog's name is often referred to as the Labrador Retriver. The word Retriever is often mis-spelt as Retriver, Retrever and Retreiver.

Labrador Retriever Dog Names

Information, Facts & History of the Labrador Retriever Dog
Labrador Retriever was first given this name in Great Britain in the 1830's when it was brought to British shores by fishermen from Newfoundland and Canada who had used the dog for some considerable time to aid them in landing their nets.


Description of the Labrador Retriever Dog and Puppies - Coat and Colours information
The Labrador Retriever's coat is normally a shade of black, gold or brown. The coat is normally close, short and dense. This breed is often distinguished by its colour and named accordingly such as Golden, Silver, Chocolate, Yellow, White and Black Labrador retriever.

Dog & Puppies Health information - potential problems of the Labrador Retriever Dog Breed
All owners of dogs and puppies are concerned about the health care of their pets and just as with humans dog health issues arise from time to time. Resolving dog health problems, including those of the Labrador Retriver, can prove to be costly and it would be wise to consider the benefits of obtaining dog health insurance. Diseases in dogs may occur because of trauma, infection, immune system abnormalities, genetic factors, or degenerative conditions. Common health problems and questions occur in relation to the Bones, Joints, Muscles, Nerves, Ears, Eyes, Teeth and the Mouth. Other, more serious, issues can relate to the Digestive System, Heart & Respiratory Systems, Immune & Blood Systems, Reproduction and Urinary Systems. Potential health problems of the Labrador Retriever may be checked via the Dog Symptoms Sorter, but can include:

  • Hip Dysplasia (abnormal development of hip joints)
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye problems
  • Skin Allergies

Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems
Please click the following link for additional information which we have provided via our:

Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems


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This describes the most common canine health problems concisely but simply without using medical jargon. A section on Dog and Puppy Vaccinations is also included offering information on each of the diseases, symptoms and effects for which immunization vaccines are available. Not sure of the name of the dog or puppy illness? A Dog Illness Symptoms Sorter is also featured. The Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems should only be used as an informational guide and when and if any dog or puppies health problems occur it is essential to raise any questions you may have with a Dog Health care professional.

Information on Grooming and Care of the Labrador Retriever Dog Breed
The Labrador Retriever requires weekly care and grooming. All dog breeds require a certain amount of grooming and care is necessary to keep dogs and puppies looking at their best. Grooming consists of not only brushing out the coat and bathing but also giving attention to the eyes, teeth, ears, feet and nails. A regular routine also ensures that any potential health problems are identified as quickly as possible, especially important in puppies and older Labrador Retriever dogs.

Life Expectancy information of the Labrador Retriever Dog Breed
The life expectancy for this particular breed is 10 12 years.

Age comparison between the Labrador Retriever Dog Breed and a Human
Age comparisons between dogs and humans are always a matter of debate - we hope that the following information clarifies the situation. After the first year of life, a dog is equivalent to sixteen human years. After two years, they are equivalent to a 24 year old, at three years a 30 year old, and each year after, add 5 human years to determine a dog's age.

The Pictures reflect the Size of Adults - not Children and Puppies!
The pictures above allow for a useful comparison of sizes providing an accurate portrait of the size of an average Labrador Retriever - essential information but unique to this site. It should also be noted that the pictures feature adults. The size of puppies are naturally considerably smaller and the full grown size of the animal can easily be forgotten when confronted with cute puppies! The slogan " A dog isn't just for Christmas - it's for life!" was necessitated by well meaning people buying puppies at the Christmas, unaware of the puppies growth rate. The pictures provided make it extremely clear exactly how small puppies will develop and whether it will suit the life and living conditions of the family.

Labrador Retriever Puppies info
The Puppies section, accessed via the Site Index, provides detailed information about Choosing the right puppy, Puppy Training, Puppy Care and Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development. We recommend that the following considerations should always be taken into account when choosing puppies:

  • Budget - Purchasing, training, equipment, medication and feeding costs of the breed
  • Convenience and Grooming time e.g. long or short hair
  • Personal situation - time available and medical conditions such as allergies, asthma or back pain
  • Exercising requirements for the Labrador Retriver breed