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How many of you hate dogs? How many of you do not prefer friendly and cute dogs? The probability of saying yes to this question is very less, as most people prefer friendly and cute dogs. Maybe you are not a fan of dogs but still, you won’t be hating them.

My friend loves dogs and she was fond of buying one for her. Then she decided to get a Labrador dog and wanted to see how it should be pet and maintained. In order to see whether the dog suits her family and whether she is able to keep it as a pet, we did a small research on it. Continue reading to know Labrador retriever.

Labrador retrievers are dogs that are incredibly friendly and they make perfect pets for families. They are bouncy, cheerful, and enthusiastic. They are perfect for families because of their people-orientation nature and they have the eagerness to please. They are the sweet-natured breeds with intelligence and winning personalities.

This breed was originated around 1800 in Newfoundland and then was brought to England by the fishermen. They weigh around 55 to 80 pounds and their height is around 21.5 to 24.5 inches. It is solidly built with shorter legs, an otter-like tail, and coated with black, brown, and yellow in color. It was earlier used in the military and police as rescue and guide dogs.

Labrador retriever maintenance

Labrador retriever is easy to train because of their intelligence and the eagerness to please people. It is a must to train it because of its high energy and activeness. Let’s see in what ways can this breed be maintained well.

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  1. The first thing to consider is to feed them properly. Labs love to eat and they should be fed with the appropriate quantity that is relevant. This depends on the food and its calories. Therefore make sure to check the information contained in the packaging. If the dog seems to be more active compared to other dogs, then the food intake should be increased accordingly. If you provide it with more exercises then food should be given in high quantity.
    Make sure not to overfeed because it can become obsessed, and therefore give them the appropriate food. The exercises and activeness will also decide on how much water it needs. If it is an active dog, then it needs high water. Provide your dog with plenty of freshwaters to prevent it from being thirsty and to avoid dehydration.
  2. The next most important thing to consider is to groom the Labrador retriever regularly. The breed is considered to be low maintaining but it is better to groom it especially in the summer season so that the loose hair can be removed from its coat. It will remove the dirt and spreads the natural oils. The dog should not be bathed too often, it should be bathed 3 or 4 times a year.
  3. Take the dog for walks as it needs a lot of exercise to stay healthy. It is better if you can take it for walk 3 times a day and if you can take it for long walks of a couple miles. Small environment is not suitable for big dogs, so that it is better to have a large environment for them to run.
  4. The Labrador’s nails should be trimmed every 2 to 3 months. Train them to sit still when trimming their nails and use proper dog nail trimmers and clip off the nail. Make sure not to clip them close to their base as it can be painful and cause bleeding and so be careful in doing it. If it is hard for you, take them to a vet to do it.
  5. Clean their ears, as it is the breeding ground for bacteria. Clean with the specific product that is designed for the cleaning purpose and is careful in doing it without damaging their ear canal.
  6. Brush the dog’s teeth daily or several times a week to prevent issues like loose teeth, gum diseases, and fractures.
  7. Give your love and attention to your Labrador retriever. Spend some time with them, by playing fetch, taking walks, and by showing some love. Provide them with toys to play with. Moreover, teach them the basic commands to obey.
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Labrador retrievers are prone to diseases, so always make sure to give your attention and prevent them from catching those diseases.

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