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How to care for your Labrador Retriever. Honest advice on caring for Labrador Retriever puppies and adult dogs. Feeding, training, and health care.

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Labrador Retrievers...
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By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2014



Labrador Retriever Dog Breed Review

Dog breed reviewWhat's Good About 'Em,
What's Bad About 'Em.


The most honest dog breed review you'll ever find. Temperament, personality, behavior, traits, and characteristics. As an Obedience Instructor and Breed Selection Consultant for over 30 years, I give you my honest opinions about the breed – I hold nothing back.

Labrador Retriever FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the traits and characteristics of Labrador Retrievers.


Training Labrador Retrievers

I'll show you how to teach your Labrador Retriever puppy or adult dog to listen to you and do what you say. My training methods are based on respect and sensible leadership. No hitting, yelling, choke collars, shock collars, or clicker training.

Labrador Retriever Health & Feeding

Learn about the best dog foods, vaccinations and booster shots (needed or not?), natural treatments for Labrador Retriever health problems, spaying and neutering pros and cons, and more.

Buying or Adopting a Labrador Retriever

Good breeders versus bad breeders – how to tell the difference. Adopting your Labrador Retriever from a rescue group. Temperament tests for evaluating Labrador Retriever puppies and adult dogs for sale or adoption.

Quick Tips about Labrador Retrievers

Labrador Retriever Size
Males stand about 22-25 inches at the shoulder and weigh 65-80 pounds. Females stand about 21-24 inches and weigh 50-70 pounds.
Labrador Retriever Colors
There are black Labs, yellow Labs, chocolate Labs, and silver Labs (gray). Yellow Labrador Retrievers are not called "Golden Labs" or "White Labs." Yellow can range from reddish to golden to cream to whitish, and it is still called, simply, Yellow.
Misspellings:
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