When you picture America's favorite dog breed, what do you see?
For many, the most lovable dog breed is the Labrador. Why? You'll have to read on to find out!
1. Labradors: A Man's Best Friend
Labradors first appeared in Newfoundland, which was a fishing community. These dogs assisted local fisherman with retrieving fish and hauling in fishing lines.
These adorable helpers were often called "workaholics" due to their desire to please.
Today, they're still considered a fisherman's best friend. They love the outdoors and make great hunting partners. They thrive when they get to use their energy exercising.
What's the best part? Their energy is contagious. Whether you're already an active person or not, owning a Labrador will fill you with energy.
2. A Labrador's Temperament Makes Them the Most Lovable Dog Breed
Labradors have remained the most popular breed in America since 1991. Why? In large part, it's because of the breed's temperament. Labs hold the nicest dog in the world title for a reason! Here's why:
- Cooperative with young children
- Gets along with other pets
- Easy to train
These amazing qualities make Labradors great family dogs. If you do plan on making these pups part of the family, then keep in mind their need for frequent exercise.
3. Labs Are Beautiful
A dog's level of cuteness is subjective, but who can deny how gorgeous Labradors are?
There are three main Lab colors including yellow, chocolate, and black. According to some, Black Labs are thought to be more obedient and better at fetching. It has also been thought that Chocolate Labs are sometimes harder to train than the other two, and they're also more afraid of noises. It has been my experience that all Labs go through a developmental stage where they are afraid of noises and fearful of certain things.
4. Labs Have Low Grooming Needs
Every animal you adopt will need some level of bathing and grooming care. Labs are less demanding than other breeds. Here are some advantages about Labs that make them low-maintenance:
- They have short hair
- Their coats are very dense
- Oils make their coats very waterproof
- Hair rarely gets tangled in hard to groom areas (ears, underside)
These benefits make Labs less demanding grooming wise. It's important to mention, though, that Labs shed the most out of every dog breed.
The best tip on how to deal with Labrador shedding is to brush them once a week. A bristle, slicker or pin brush work best, but an undercoat rake is also helpful.
5. Labs Are so Skilled, They're Employable!
As if Labs weren't already the coolest dogs to own, many of them have become employed in the modern-era. They're used by Customs and Border Protection Agencies and as service pets.
These dogs have some of the most important jobs in the world. From sniffing out bombs to assisting the blind, Labs are always reliable. They're obedient, intelligent, and loving.
The Jury Is In: Labs Are the Most Lovable Dogs
These five traits hardly touch the surface on why Labs are the most lovable dog breed. Don't take my word for it. You'll have to go play with one yourself to see why!
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