Labrador Retriever

General Characteristics:

The friendly Labrador Retriever is the ideal family dog. Labs are usually good with other dogs, other pets, and children. However, the Labrador retriever must be trained at an early age or they drag their owners around with all their might. These dogs are avid chewers and they need sturdy chew toys, exercise and training to help with this. Labs shed a small amount of hair all year long, but the shedding increases noticeably twice a year during molting season. 

Avg. Weight Male:
30 -35 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
25 - 30 kg
Average Lifespan:
10 - 12 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Obesity Urine Crystals Joint Problems Acral Lick Dermatitis Atopic Dermatitis Diabetes Epilepsy Seborrhea

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