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Katzenblut Shepherds
(239) 543-6378/543-2252
18221 Palm Creek Dr
North Fort Myers, FL
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German Shepherd Dog

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Rocky Mountain German Shepherd Dogs
(303) 816-1032
4323 Skates Cir
Fort Myers, CO
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German Shepherd Dog

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Tarrah Labradors
(407) 281-9481
Orlando, FL
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Labrador Retriever
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AKC Certified

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YabaLabs
(305) 968-0799
13293 NW 1st Ln
Miami, FL
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Labrador Retriever

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Magic Labs
(407) 645-4490
Winter Park, FL
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Labrador Retriever

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Artistry Pups
(239) 292-1906
7228 Pelas Cir
N Ft Myers, FL
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Maltese

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Gracie's Angels
(407) 339-5165
Maitland, FL
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Labrador Retriever
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AKC Certified

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A Lot of Love For Labs
(407) 677-7720
Orlando, FL
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Labrador Retriever
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AKC Certified

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Trinity Labradors
(865) 387-7358
Orlando, FL
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Labrador Retriever
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AKC Certified

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Brighton Labradors
(407) 948-2490
Orlando, FL
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Labrador Retriever
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Labrador Retriever Information, Pictures of Labrador Retrievers

Labrador Retriever Dogs

Labradors are people-oriented dogs, always ready for a jog around the neighborhood, a strenuous hike or an endless game of fetch. Labs are reliable, willing and patient. They love nothing more than activity and attention.

Labrador Retriever
 

 
What They Are Like to Live With

Lacking many personality pitfalls, Labs are not especially aggressive, territorial, whiny, sulky or destructive. However, a Labrador Retriever ’s trademark affability can become a little out of control in later years if not checked as a puppy.

Labs are easily trained, being naturally patient and obedient, but they are probably not the best guard dogs. Despite an alert instinct and an excellent sense of smell, they tend to be more friendly than aggressive with people they don’t know. Also, Labs are not particularly noisy, barking only at unknown sounds, yet they’ll often bark protectively when someone approaches your home.

Around the house, Labs are animated and good-natured, playing well with children and other dogs. They like to be involved in family occasions, joining social gatherings in an easygoing way, and they are pretty good about sharing and respecting space.

Labradors tend to get bored when left alone indoors for too long. This can lead to listlessness and destructiveness from all the unspent energy and lack of attention. This breed is happiest and healthiest with plenty of exercise and outdoor play.

Things You Should Know

The life expectancy for Labrador Retrievers is generally 10-12 years. They have relatively few health problems, but are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, ear infections and eye disorders. Labs that are fed too much and exercised too little may develop obesity problems. It’s very important that they get daily exercise along with moderate rations of food.

If possible, Labradors need an average-sized yard. They can manage in an apartment, as long as they get regular walks or visits to the park.

Yet, even in a fenced-in yard Labs can get a little stir-crazy. They have a natural curiosity, a desire for companionship and an uncanny single-mindedness that could drive them to break through a fence or leap over it. For this reason, dog experts recommend clearly marked tags for Labs, and in some cases a traceable microchip implant.

Labrador Retriever History

Named the “Labrador” in 1887 by the Earl of Malmesbury—an English hunter and breeder—the Lab actually originated in 18th-century Newfoundland, Canada. At the time two breeds emerged from the St. John’s Water Dog: the Greater Newfoundland and the Lesser Newfoundland. The Greater Newfoundland dogs worked in teams hauling fish, but the Lesser Newfoundland had a rugged friendliness that fishermen valued. Fishermen marveled that these smaller Newfoundlands kept their can-do attitude even after long days retrieving nets from the sea, playing happily with children back when returning to shore. Soon, these dogs came to Poole, England—the Ne...

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