Labrador Retriever is good natured, mild mannered and adaptable
and makes a great family pet. It's no wonder he is the number
one breed in popularity. He likes daily exercise and enjoys
playing fetch. He is good with kids and gets along well with
strangers and other animals. Some can be destructive if left
on their own for too long. He responds well to obedience training,
but he needs a firm hand as he can be high spirited and rambunctious.
Physical Features and Grooming
Labrador Retrievers stand approx. 21-24 inches tall and weigh
55-75 pounds. They have short, smooth, dense coats and need
brushing weekly. His coat may be black, yellow or chocolate
Labrador Retrievers are prone to hip dysplasia, bloat, cataracts
and other eye abnormalities.
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of Dog Breeds: Profiles of More than 150 Breeds
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Encyclopedia of the Dog
Another great book that describes 450 different dog breeds including rare breeds
and experimental breeds like the Labradoodle. Lots of photos.