Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever

Traits and Characteristics

type

Sporting

weight

55-80 lb

height

21.5-24.5"

family

Gun Dog

Traits and Characteristics

type

Sporting

weight

55-80 lb

height

21.5-24.5"

family

Gun Dog

The Labrador is a moderate dog, not extreme in any way. It is square or slightly longer than tall, of fairly large bone and substance. The breed's broad head and strong jaws enabled the dog to carry the largest game birds, such as Canada geese. A heavy body and strong legs enable the dog to swim and run powerfully. The coat, which is short, straight, and dense with a soft undercoat, is weatherproof and helps to protect it from icy waters. The Lab is a working retriever and possesses style without over-refinement, and substance without clumsiness.

 

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Disclaimer: While the characteristics mentioned here may frequently represent this breed, dogs are individuals whose personalities and appearances will vary. Please consult the adoption organization for details on a specific pet.