Labrador Retriever Breed Profile


Among the endearing qualities of the Labrador Retriever is that they are affectionate, loving, patient, intelligent, loyal, willing, high spirited, lively, good natured, loves water, loves to swim, and loves to play.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog makes an excellent pet for children and they are great with people in general.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 55 to 75 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with Labrador Retrievers include but are not limited to hip and elbow dysplasia and eye disorders.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed of dog as they prefer to run and play in the outdoors. Shedding is average, brush daily to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. These dogs are escape artists so tailor your fence appropriately.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay upwards of around $950+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a great watchdog.

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