Labrador is one of the most famous, popular and widespread breeds in the world, they have been a familiar sight for decades by the sides of heads of state. They were developed in Britain as an all round gundog.
Labrador Puppy Commandments
By Brooke Sunderland
Labrador Retriever puppies grow up to be bouncy, cheerful, and quite sizable adults. They are very gentle. Their gentleness is manifested at the way they will hold your hand in their mouths because you won’t even feel a thing. If you want an active dog that has a feverish zest for life then this dog is for you.
Most Labradors are not prone to the common problems that most breeds have. Labrador’s are not insecure or whinny, their not territorial or destructive, and they are also not hypersensitive or difficult. They will not be difficult to train because they are eager learners and love to please people. The other great thing is that if you have other pets, Labradors are very patient with other animals as well as other breed of dogs.
However if you’re a couch potato choosing a lab for a pet won’t suit you. Labrador Retrievers need and love vigorous exercise to prevent health problems and hyperactivity. So, if you’re not up to playing catch or running around with a Frisbee, then you and your dog will definitely have a problem with each other.
It is best to buy Labrador Retriever puppies than those that are already mature. If you want to really form a bond with your Lab then purchase one that’s still relatively young. Not only will the time you spend rearing him be good for your bond, but you will also have more time getting to know each other’s personality and quirks.
Labrador Retriever puppies can be a bit active. Do not mistake this for hyperactivity, its just puppyish energy and excitement and like with all breeds of puppies this is normal. It is important to train your Labrador Retriever while still young. Be patient in training them as they have the tendency to reflect some of their owner’s personality.
Puppies love to chew, especially Labradors, so keep those shoes of yours out of sight and out of reach. You can broaden your Labrador Retriever’s knowledge and learning as it grows up. They are not hard to train, as they are very intelligent and attentive.
Labrador Retriever puppies for sale are not very difficult to find. Lots of Americans own one so you can buy one when you want, that’s for sure. You can purchase one from a pet store, a breeder or a private owner. However, be wary of those found in pet shops. Ninety percent of pet stores in America get their puppies from puppy mills.
Labrador Retriever puppies that come from puppy mills can have a wide variety of problems. They can have illnesses like mange, bronchial problems, flea infestations and even genetic abnormalities. These problems can cause you thousand of dollars in medical bills. In fact, due to the Labrador’s popularity most puppy mills raise them, and Labrador’s bred in these place often have a lot of attitude problems that the breed is not supposed to have.
So be careful in buying Labrador Retriever puppies. Aside from buying, you also have to be a responsible owner. Make sure that you are ready to take care of Labrador Retriever puppies. Having a puppy is just like taking care of a kid.
Brooke Sunderland has experience dealing with canines and understands how important learning about a breed’s history really is. Not only is the Labrador an attractive, statuesque dog but they also have a very long and complex history. The Internet is one of the best available resources when it comes to finding out further Labrador information regarding the history of Labradors.