Dog Group Kennel Club: Gundog
Breed Classification: Labradors belong to the gundog group and are used as companions, assistance dogs (hearing and sight), gun-dogs and seen in the show ring.
Physical Description: Labradors are very strong muscler dogs with strong bone substance. They have a double short and dense coat, the undercoat being weather resistant. Labradors have unique otter like tails with a movement that is straight and true both front and back.
Lifespan: 9 – 15 years
Litter size: 4 – 14 (8 on average)
Bitch – Min 54cm (21″) / Max 56cm (22″)
Dog – Min 56cm (22″) / Max 57cm (22″)
Bitch – Min 25kg / 32 Kg
Dog – Min 27kg / 34 Kg
Aliments: Overbreeding can be an issue for this breed, therefore it is important the breeder has screened for hereditary problems such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy and epilepsy.
Common Aliments: Cancer, Metabolic liver defect, Ear Infections
Susceptibility To Illness: Low
Food cost: £4.00 – £8.00 per week
Average puppy price: £300 – £700
Other: Labs on average our a very healthy dog breed, so vet bills should be low.
Energy Level: High
Daily exercise needed: 2 hour minimum
Distress if left alone: Medium
Barking Tendency: Medium
Ease of transportation: High
Aggression level: Low
Compatibility for children: High
Suitable for children: High
Coat length: Short/Medium
Grooming requirement: Once a week
Colour: black, yellow, brown, liver