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Labrador retriever characteristics and personality


Labrador retriever

Labrador retriever characteristics


Origin: Newfoundland, Canada. Around the 16th century, working dogs brought by settlers from England and Newfoundland dogs were crossbred to create the St. John's Retriever, which is said to be the ancestor of the Labrador.

Around the 19th century, aristocrats in England created Labradors from St. John's Retriever dogs and established their pedigree. In the 1880s, the breed Avon Ned, which was used for breeding purposes, is believed to be the direct ancestor of the Labrador.


body size

·         Girls: weight 25-32kg, height 54-56cm

·         Boy: Weight 27-34kg, Height 56-57cm

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The ancestral dog St. John's Retriever had only black coats, but later, yellow and chocolate (liver) coats appeared due to breeding. Yellow is permitted from light cream to red fox. The small white spots on the chest are commonly called "medals".


The Labrador Retriever is a short-haired breed with a double coat consisting of an undercoat and a top coat. During the shedding season, the hair will fall out more, so brush it frequently during this period. Shampoo once or twice a month. Many children are not afraid of water, so shampooing is easy.


The average lifespan of a Labrador Retriever is 10-15 years.

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The personality of the Labrador retriever


The Labrador Retriever is calm, gentle, and friendly to everyone. It can be safely kept even in a home with small children. They are smart and highly learnable, making them easy to train. Rather, it is important whether you can discipline your dog without blurring as an owner. Praising and not praising, scolding and not scolding each other for the same behavior can be confusing.


As a hunting dog, the Labrador Retriever needs plenty of exercises. Lack of exercise causes stress. Please take a walk for about 30 minutes to 1 hour twice a day in the morning and evening. It is also recommended to "bring" a ball or flying disc. I love playing in the water, so it would be nice to play pool in the garden in the summer.

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Puppy out for a walk right away.
If you don't vaccinate your dog and let it go outside, it could get sick.
The first thing to do is to hit the mixed vaccine.
They may also be reluctant to go for walks if they aren't exposed to the outside world before 6 months of age.
After vaccination, let's make a walking debut.
If your puppy hasn't been vaccinated by 4-5 months of age, at least hold him and let him get some fresh air.
By doing this, the walk debut will be smooth. You should get used to the collar, leash, and harness little by little.
After you actually make your walking debut, start with a walk of about 15 to 30 minutes at first.
Puppies don't have much physical strength yet, so if you walk them like adult dogs, you'll end up overdoing it. Let your dog get used to the outside world before starting a serious walk.  

Illnesses and injuries that Labrador retrievers are prone to

Tricuspid regurgitation

In this breed, the tricuspid valve that separates the right ventricle and right atrium is often congenitally malformed and is known to be prone to this. Symptoms include fatigue, coughing, and ascites

Chronic hepatitis

Chronic hepatitis is a disease in which hepatocyte necrosis and inflammation occur, progressing to liver cirrhosis, and in most cases the cause of inflammation is unknown. In the early stages, there are no symptoms, but as it progresses and the liver function is impaired, loss of appetite and vitality, accumulation of ascites, jaundice, and neurological symptoms may occur, leading to death. Early detection through regular check-ups is recommended.

Gastric dilatation—gastric torsion

A disorder in which the stomach swells and twists due to the rapid accumulation of food, liquids, or gases. The twisted stomach affects blood flow and nerves, causing shock, and is a frightening disease that can rapidly lead to death if left untreated. Large, deep-chested breeds are more prone to it, and it is more provoked by exercising immediately after eating.


Causes of vaginitis include bacterial infections, viral infections, tumors, and underdevelopment of the vagina, but most are caused by bacteria entering the vagina from the vulva. Symptoms such as discharge from the vulva can be seen, but you will often notice it when the dog cares about the genital area and licks it. In the case of large dogs such as Labrador Retrievers, prematurity vaginitis, in which pus is discharged from the vagina before sexual maturity, is often seen. In this case, treatment is not required as it will spontaneously recover with the first estrus.


It is a chronic sleep disorder that is triggered by being overly excited during meals or while playing with toys. It causes seizures.

Retinal detachment

Visual acuity deteriorates due to the detachment of the retina, which is the inner layer of the eyeball. There are several causes of retinal detachment, but it is known that retinal detachment is more likely to occur when the head is shaken strongly when biting and swinging a toy.

Atopic dermatitis

Allergic dermatitis to environmental antigens such as house dust, usually causing severe itching. It develops at a young age between six months and three years of age, and skin lesions occur around the eyes, the mouth, ears, bases of extremities, and toes. Antipruritic medication is necessary, but it is also important to maintain the barrier function of the skin through proper skin care.

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