Saturday, October 20, 2012

Top 5 Reasons to Own a Labrador

The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dogs in the United States, and also popular worldwide. The breed has many characteristics that make the Labrador a great choice for a domestic pet. Well known for their intelligence, friendly personalities and gentleness with humans, it's no wonder they are so loved by dog owners. There are many other reasons, however, to choose a Labrador Retriever. 

1. Labradors are Perfect for Kids

You can trust a trained Labrador Retriever to be good with family members. They are gentle playmates for children and will become protective of them. Labradors have lots of energy and can keep up with kids and tolerate some rough play. 

2. They are Easy to Train

Labradors should be acclimated into the family and properly trained. They are intelligent and learn the rules quickly, so house training and behavior training are quickly accomplished. They can learn tricks, rules, and can be trained to assist the disabled. They can also be trained to guard or protect people and property. 

3. Labrador as great companion

Most Labradors are loyal, and can sometimes take on the emotional state of the owner. Because of their friendly attitudes, many Labradors attach well to their owners and form a bond. They will protect their human owner if necessary. 

4. Labradors Look Good

Labradors can be beige, brown, black and mixed colors, but all of them have a beautiful coat and strong bodies. They are the common face of childhood dogs, and are successful in dog shows because of their canine beauty. 

5. Labradors are Energetic

Labs will provide many hours of playtime and exercise for any dog owner. They are strong dogs, capable of running quickly and playing hours of catch. They are adept at seeking out objects, retrieving, and have even been put to work as service dogs for search and rescue missions of for aiding the blind. 

Labrador Retrievers serve us in multiple ways, not just as pets. They become our friends and part of the family because they are a good breed to bond with humans and make a great addition to any household.

Top 5 Reasons to Own a Labrador is a guest post by Sara.

Author Bio:

Sara is an active nanny as well as an active freelance writer. She is a frequent contributor of

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