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Labrador Puppies

If you have a large family with young children, a Labrador puppy is just what you need, to complete the family.

As a breed, the Labrador dog has been crowned the most popular dog many a times. The Labrador is one of the most popular and widespread breeds in the world. The breed was initially developed in Britain and they were trained to be gun dogs. It is due to this earlier breeding and training that these dogs still retain their webbed feet and a double coat which is essentially waterproof.

Today, they are considered a family pet and are well loved. However, before you bring Labrador puppies to your home, it is important to decide whether this is the right dog for you. A pet Labrador requires a lot of time from its family. It is a lovable pet, but needs companionship and requires lot of patience for its training.

Even the Labrador retriever puppies are very demanding. They love you very much and want the same kind of love in return. Therefore, care must be taken when buying such a puppy.

On an average, a Labrador lives for about 10 to 15 years. Labradors are a greedy breed and often, they become obese. It is common to see heart problems and diabetes in Labradors, since they tend to get very fat. Keeping your Labrador fit, therefore, is an important commitment, and one that will take a lot of time. Since they have been genetically tuned to be a gundog, they have a lot of stamina and can be raring to go all day long. However, most often, their masters are unable to match their stamina. If you are not willing to walk your dog regularly, your dog will lose its instinct and will invariably become obese, since that is a genetic tendency.

Labradors, even as puppies, have extreme separation anxiety. They may not be able to bear the absence of a family member and may get extremely stressed or depressed if the family member is gone for long. To remove this anxiety, Labrador puppy training is essential. Right from the time when you bring the puppy home, make sure that you house it in a kennel which can be placed either inside or outside the house. Make the kennel large enough so that there is plenty of room in it even when the dog grows up.
As a breed, Labradors are dogs that want to please their masters. They are eager to be trained and therefore training should be started at an early age.

  Submitted on May 31, 2010