What can you say about a dog chilling on the couch with one of her family members? Well, you can say – “Woof!” Which translated means, “Thank you for leaving that food on your face so I can lick it off!” Or you can say. “Hee-Hee! You are a funny dog! Why do you keep kissing me?!” No two ways about it – these are best buds.
Labs are absolutely the coolest dogs! We know that because the good people at Labrador Retrievers HQ told us so. If you want to know anything about labs, I mean like ANYTHING, they are a great resource. We thought we would help get you started by answering some of the more commonly asked questions about the wonderful dogs. Like, where did the Labrador Retriever come from?
Well if who’s come from Whooville then labs must come from Labville, yes?
No. Labrador Retrievers are working dogs that are ancestors of the Portuguese and British. They were brought to the northern Canadian island of Newfoundland in the 16th century. After many years of breeding of immigrant dogs, the St Johns dog breed the Labrador Retriever was “invented.”
What is the Typical Labrador Retriever Temperament and Personality?
That’s an easy one! They are awesome. Let me explain. Labs are excellent companions with a placid temperament, basically, that means they are loyal and lovable.
They have big hearts, a pleasant nature, and are very patient compared to other breeds. They are the perfect family dog. Because they are very trainable, they also make great hunting dogs. They love the outdoors and any kind of exercise. Always eager to please, they never seem to lose their “inner-puppy.”
Do Males or Females Make Better Pets? Why?
Those are interesting questions, but here is the scoop. The truth is, there are very few notable differences between them except for a few subtle personality traits. So Labs of either gender make great pets!
Females tend to be a little more independent and quicker learners while their male counterparts are often more exuberant – it’s entirely an individual preference over which gender will fit in better with your family. Regardless of whether you have a boy or girl Lab, have them spayed or neutered before they reach full maturity.
This will help you avoid any of the less desirable traits that their gender brings. For instance, males will no longer feel the need to mark their territory, while females will no longer be caught in the six monthly heat cycle. There’s is a saying about female and male Labs regarding their different personalities: While males approach and say “love you”, females will approach and say “love me”!
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