Thursday, July 11, 2013

Labrador Retriever - Breed Characteristics

The overall general appearance of the Labrador should be one of an active dog rugged and short coupling. He's kind and gentle nature can be seen in a relaxed dog and the constant movement of tail.

The average lifespan of this breed is about 13 years. Height varies from 22.5 inches to 25 inches for dogs and 22-23 inches for females. Weight ranges from 25 kilograms to 36 kilograms, depending on whether they are pet line or line working and well exercised and well fed.

Head: The skull is wide with a pronounced stop and a snout rather broad. The head is well established in a clean and muscular neck.

Eyes: The eyes are well positioned and sized, edged with dark brown or hazel. Black eyes are rarely seen in Labradors. Some breeders are of the opinion that the black eyes and stubborn nature go hand in hand. The expression must express dog intelligence and even humor. The eyes should not protrude as bulging eyes puts the dog at risk of injury when working in the thick undergrowth.

Ears: The ears should not be too big or heavy, but should correspond a kick in the head. The ears hang in front will prevent the dog to pick up game effectively. The ears protected from dirt and debris in the ear canal.Read More

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