About the Labrador Retriever
Labradors are active and sociable dogs. They need daily exercise, preferably in the form of retrieving and swimming. The Lab coat sheds water easily. It needs weekly brushing to remove dead hair. Although Labs can live outdoors, they are much happier indoors as part of their family.
Devoted, obedient and amiable, the Lab is good with children, other dogs and other pets. It will be a calm house dog, playful yard dog and intense field dog, all on the same day. It is eager to please, enjoys learning and excels in obedience. It is a powerful breed that loves to swim and retrieve. It needs daily physical and mental challenges to keep it occupied, however; a bored Lab can get into trouble.