Labrador Retriever Most Popular Dog

The Labrador Retriever is by some margin the most popular dog breed in the world. In the UK alone, breed registrations for Labrador Retrievers are double that of the next most popular dog, the Cocker Spaniel.

In the USA it is a similar story. Labrador Retriever registrations are three times higher than the next most popular dog breed in the the USA, the Yorkshire Terrier.

The story is exactly the same in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Finland, France, Israel and Sweden. In fact in any country for which breed statistics are available, the Labrador Retriever is far and away the most popular breed of dog.

Given the outstanding character of the Labrador Retriever, is it any wonder it is the world’s most popular breed of dog!

Labrador Retriever Puppies For Sale

There are many quality Labrador Retriever breeders who have puppy Labrador Retrievers for sale.

Do your research. Check out the various Labrador Retriever breeders that you find online. Check to see if they also offer a health guarantee. Check that they are registered Kennel Club breeders. There are thousands of Labrador Retriever puppies for sale all waiting to be taken home and loved, just make sure you choose the right one for you.

Decide why you want a Labrador Retriever puppy. Is it to show or is it simpy a family pet or companion dog? It will make a difference as to the breeder you choose.

Make sure you see your Labrador Retriever puppy’s mother – it’s the best way of knowing how your puppy will look when it’s fully grown.

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What Are Labrador Retrievers Like?

The Labrador Retriever is the world’s most popular dog for very good reason. Few dogs come even close to matching the Labrador Retriever when it comes to their intelligence, overall abilities, their good nature and particularly their ability to seemlessly adapt to their owner’s lifestyle.

Labrador Retrievers are exceptionally good-natured, patient, tolerant, gentle, friendly – the adjectives just go on and on when it comes to this amazing breed of dog.

Hard to believe then that the Labrador Retriever was originally bred not to be the world’s favourite companion or pet dog, but as a working dog charged with retrieving game.

If you would like to read more about owning a Labrador Retriever, please read some of these excellent, highly recommended books:

* The Essential Labrador Retriever (Essential Guide) by: Ian Dunbar
* Labrador Retrievers for Dummies by: Joel Walton and Eve Adamson
* How to Train Your Labrador Retriever by: Liz Palika
* Labrador Retrievers: Everything About History, Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Training, and Behaviour by: Kerry Kern and Michele Earle-Bridges
* The Labrador Retriever by: Diane Morgan & Wayne Hunthausen DVM
* A New Owners Guide to Labrador Retrievers by: Mary Feazell

So You Want A Labrador Puppy?

Before you purchase your Labrador Retriever puppy, consider why you want a Labrador Retriever in the first place. It will greatly determine what sort of puppy and what sort of Labrador Retriever breeder you are looking for. Simply searching for Labrador Retriever puppy breeders will not necessarily guarantee you your desired result.

Naturally you will want a pedigree Labrador Retriever puppy. Buying a pedigree Labrador Retriever from a registered breeder is the best way of being certain that you are going to get what you pay for. Unlike simply buying a Labrador Retriever – or any other breed of dog if it comes to that – without a pedigree certificate, if you buy a pedigree Labrador Retriever puppy you have a reasonable idea what your adult Labrador Retriever will look like because pictures of adult Labrador Retrievers abound, especially on the internet.

All puppies look cute. But you need to know what your Labrador Retriever is going to look like when it is fully grown. You also need to know, as far as possible, that you are buying a healthy puppy. That is the main advantage of buying a Labrador Retriever puppy with a pedigree certificate from a Kennel Club registered Labrador Retriever breeder.

You also need to see the mother. That is important. If you see the mother then you have a fair idea how your pup will turn out. Does she have the right temperament to suit your lifestyle? Unless you are planning to show your Labrador Retriever, breed standards don’t matter too much. It is your puppy’s temperament that is most important. The fact that your Labrador Retriever might not be suitable for showing or fit the exact breed standards doesn’t matter a hoot if you want a happy, healthy, family pet. But at least by buying your Labrador Retriever puppy from a specialist Labrador Retriever breeder, you have a reasonable idea what you are going to get for your money.

Of course if you are buying a Labrador Retriever puppy for the purpose of showing it, then that is a different matter. You will want the best puppy your money can buy. But if you simply want a delightful and faithful family pet or companion dog, then a Labrador Retriever can be hard to beat. And the best way of ensuring that is to buy your Labrador Retriever puppy from a registered Labrador Retriever breeder, see the mother, check the pedigree certificate, and look forward to many years of happy Labrador Retriever owning.

Labrador Retrievers at Work and Play

Labrador Retrievers are so adaptable it’s hard to believe that with so many capabilities, we are talking about the same dog. Here are but a few of the Labrador’s abilities:

The Labrador Retriever was originally bred as a gundog, in particular, to retrieve fallen game.

Family Pet
The Labrador Retriever’s excellent temperament makes it the ideal family dog. Amongst the best natured of all dog breeds, they are excellent with children and pets.

Companion Dog
While the Labrador Retriever was bred as a working dog with tremendous reserves of energy, they are more than happy to adapt to the more sedentary lifestyle of the older dog owner.

Guide Dog
Approximately 70% of the world’s guide dogs are Labrador Retrievers.

Dog Agility
Intelligent and athletic, Labrador Retrievers are excellent at all forms of dog agility, dog trials and obedience trials.

Disabled Assistance
Labrador Retrievers make excellent assistance dogs for those with disabilities.

Hearing Dogs
Labrador Retrievers make excellent hearing dogs for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Therapy Dog
Labrador Retrievers seem capable of having empathy and so make excellent therapy dogs providing care and assistance for those who are ill.

Police, Military, Rescue
The Labrador Retriever is one of the most commonly used dogs for police, military and search and rescue work.

Labrador Retriever Health

You would be surprised at the number of Labrador Retriever health issues you could actually diagnose and treat yourself, at a fraction of the cost of taking your Labrador to the vet.

Written by vet John Bleby, The Dog’s Health from A-Z: A Canine Veterinary Dictionary, descibes how many canine illnesses can be self-diagnosed and treated, or avoided altogether, with a little knowledge and understanding.

While this book cannot take the place of your vet, it certainly demonstrates that there is much that you can do to prevent many problems happening in the first place. We are more than happy to recommend this excellent book which is certain to pay for itself in the fullness of time!