Labrador Dog Breed Information
Labrador comes from Newfoundland island’s region of Lesser Newfoundland or St. John’s Newfoundland. St. John is the capital city of Newfoundland state, located in the southernmost part of the island. However, later on, due to heavy taxes on dogs, the breed of these dogs began to largely die out in the state of Newfoundland. Meanwhile, in the 1800s, some Labrador dogs were taken from Canada to England and were paired with other dogs such as retrievers. This is how the species was maintained. Another interesting point is that the first person who gave the name Labrador to this non-Labradorian dog was an Englishman named Lord Malmerbury in 1887. Labrador was registered by British Dog clubs in 1903 and American Dog Clubs in 1917. The popularity of this breed has steadily increased over time and peaked in 1991.
In their characteristics they are very easy going, adaptable and obedient. Also, they are as loyal as faithful. Moreover, since they have a hunting origin, their sense of smell becomes very developed.They are athletic and mostly zippy. Therefore, they need constant exercise.Furthermore, their learning abilities are at a high level since their intelligence levels are higher than many dog breeds. Since they can learn quickly, they are very suitable for education. It is recommended that training should be given and it is recommended to give up the excessive pulling impulses due to their strength at pulling when they are young. Besides, since they love water and sports, long walks and water games will be their favorite activities. In addition, they do not say no to catch in a simple and easy game.
Other than these, since they are high-activity dogs, they should be fed at sufficient values and weight control should be applied as they are suitable for obesity. They are short-haired in terms of hair structure, so it is recommended to brush once a week, this process can be increased to two times a week during the moulting period. Like many large breed dogs, the labrador can also have hip and elbow dysplasia problems which might cause detrimental consequences.