The Intelligent Labrador Dog
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The Labrador (or Lab for short) is considered the most popular breed of dog (by registered ownership) in the world. It is also the most popular breed of assistance dog in the United States and many other countries, as well as being widely used by police for their detection and working abilities. They're often seen working with the rescue team members and as guide dogs for the disabled as well.
They are exceptionally affable, gentle, intelligent, energetic and good natured, making them both excellent companions and working dogs. Labrador dogs respond well to praise and positive attention, and they are very loyal and friendly with little children. With proper training, the Lab is one of the most dependable, obedient and multi-talented breeds in the world.
If you are thinking about bringing a Labrador home, be prepared to commit spending time to do some daily physical activities with your dog. As mentioned Labrador is an energetic and intelligent dog breed that has energy and a strong need for activity that must be addressed effectively by its owner.
A Labrador dog can have different temperaments and it is recommended that all Labs received training for obedience. Though these dogs have a reputation for their easygoing temperament, this dog breed is also involved in many dog biting incidents and as part of these statistics are the result of the dog's popularity. These intelligent dogs must be treated with respect so that they remain good-tempered in the home and workplace. Many Labrador dogs are known for their silly and lovable personalities.
An Occasional Shedder
The Lab sheds occasionally and may leave fuzzy patches. You should brush your dog several times a week, use a hound glove to keep the coat shiny, and a fine-tooth flea comb to remove dirt and excess hair. You don't have to brush a Lab after bathing since its hair type is self-managed easily. A Lab will have to be checked for ticks and fleas after it goes outside and you will find yourself performing some Lab caused house maintenance regularly.
Understanding your Labrador dog is the key to having a great relationship with this dog and it contributes to helping your dog to become an obedient and well-behaved dog. The lively Labrador can be a fun member of your family. These dogs are well loved around the world for their many fine qualities.