10 Frequently Asked Q&A’s On Labrador Retrievers

I am glad to know that you are interested in learning about the Labrador Retrievers. Now to answer some important questions that are frequently asked and important to know about the Labrador Retriever:


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Do Labrador Retrievers need a lot of grooming?

Labrador Retrievers are easy maintenance on the grooming front, but their coats benefit from being brushed several times a week to get rid of dead, shed hair especially during the spring and autumn when they shed profuse amounts of their coat.


Do Labrador Retrievers Get Along With Cats?

Labrador Retrievers are known to get on well with cats they already know and which are part of the household but they would happily chase the cat from next door or any other cat they spot in the distance when out on a walk.


Does Cross-Breeding Reduce Its Sterling Qualities?

It is going to depend on the different breed of dog that it is crossed with on determining that down to the specifics. All dogs are going to be known for something special as to their breed. It may take away from some qualities, but also keep in mind that it could add some different ones as well.

Are Labrador Retrievers Adaptable Dogs?Black Labrador Swimming

Yes, providing they are given enough daily physical exercise and mental stimulation, a Lab is just as happy living in an apartment in town as they would be living in a house in the country although like any other dog, they love being able to run around a secure back garden whenever possible.

What Nutritional Combination Helps It To Function Optimally?


It will be up to you on determining the diet of your Lab. You can be a big influence in determining this, so here are some important things to make sure you see to it that they are receiving the adequate diet and nutrition’s:

–Water promotes digestion, helps regulate body temperature, transports material throughout your dog’s body, and gives the body its shape and flexibility. Your Labrador Retriever needs free choice water during the day.

–Carbohydrates provide the energy necessary to keep your Lab healthy and active. Recorded in the form of calories – or energy units – the number of daily calories needed by your dog depends on their age, weight, and the activity level. Typically, a young adult, active Labrador needs between 1500 and 1875 calories per day depending on his body weight, according to the National Academy of Sciences. Pregnant and nursing Labs need almost 700 calories more than that daily. Older, inactive dogs and puppies need considerably less.Chocolate Labrador

–Proteins and amino acids are the principal structural component of your dog’s body organs and tissues. Because proteins are constantly broken down by the body, they should be replenished in your Labrador Retriever diet daily.

–Fats and fatty acids are the most concentrated source of energy in your Labrador’s diet. They comprise more energy value than carbohydrates by 10- to 15 per cent. These nutrients are essential for the normal development of nervous tissue, and for regulating the inflammatory responses after injury.

–Minerals are inorganic substances that comprise the fundamental building blocks of your Labrador’s organs and tissues. They allow materials to pass through cell walls and aid in muscle contraction.

–Vitamins are present in minute amounts in most natural foods. They are essential to your dog’s normal canine metabolism. Vitamins also play a significant role in blood clotting, bone development, and eye function.


What Climatic Conditions Are Labradors Best In?

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Physical features and mental characteristics should denote a dog bred to perform as an efficient Retriever of game with a stable temperament suitable for a variety of pursuits beyond the hunting environment.

The most distinguishing characteristics of the Labrador Retriever are its short, dense, weather resistant coat, a clean-cut head with broad back skull, powerful jaws, and its kind friendly eyes expressing character, intelligence and good temperament.

With this said, the Lab is able to be a great dog for just about anywhere a person would be expected to function, and with their abundance of different qualities allows them to perform top-notch in the outdoors; the woods, water, cold, heat, and also makes them the best at hunting, swimming, fetching, pulling, and most of all, a loving companion to just about anyone interested.


Do Labrador Retrievers Shed A Lot?

Labradors shed moderately throughout the year, but they shed profusely in the spring and autumn when more in the way of grooming is needed to stay on top of things.Chocolate Labrador Sticking His Tongue Out



Are Labrador Retrievers Barkers?

Labrador Retrievers are very intelligent and they can be trained not to bark just for the sake of it but their training has to be gentle and it must start when a Lab is still young.


Are Labrador Retrievers Easy Maintenance?

Labrador Retrievers are not high maintenance on the grooming front but they are active, energetic characters which means they need lots of mental stimulation and physical daily exercise to be truly happy dogs.Yellow Labrador And Owner



Are Labradors Easy To Train?

Yes, Labs are easy to train, but interestingly chocolate Labs have a reputation for being a little more disobedient than their black and yellow counterparts.


Looking For Further Information On Labrador Retrievers?

To find out more about Labrador Retrievers, their character, personality, and how to care for a Labrador retriever, check out our Labrador Retriever.


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