Labrador Retriever Dog
Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about Labrador Retriever Dogs, "Scientific name for Labrador Retriever Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Labrador Retriever Dog is one of the most popular dogs in the USA. Labrador Retriever Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Labrador Retriever Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Labrador Retriever Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Labrador Retriever Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The Labrador Retriever Dog breed is available in three distinct colors; black, yellow, chocolate, and silver. There exist two types of the Labrador breeds, the American Labrador and the English Labrador. The English breed is heavier and thicker while the American breed is tall and lanky. They both have a smooth double coat without any waves. The Labrador Retriever Dog has a broad head with a moderate stop and has a thick nose which is black on both yellow and black type, while the chocolate type has a brown one. Labrador Retriever Dog teeth meet in a level or scissors bite. It also has a proportionately wide and powerful neck and the muzzle is fairly wide. The eye color is brown in yellow and black dogs and brown or hazel in chocolate dogs. The Labrador Retriever Dog breed has medium sized ears that hang down and pendant in shape. Labrador Retriever Dog otter tail is kind of thick at the base. The average height at the shoulders of the male is 22 1/2 to 24 1/2 inches (57.9 to 62.9 cm), and weigh 65 to 80 pounds. Females stand 21 1/2 to 23 1/2 inches (55.3 to 60.4 cm), and weigh 55 to 70 pounds (25 to 31.7 cm).
They are quite loving, loyal, patient, and affectionate which makes them a good family dog. The Labrador Retriever Dog breed is highly intelligent, and very eager to please. It is great choice for service dog work. Labrador Retriever Dogs are extremely playful especially in water; they will never pass an opportunity for a swim. The Labrador Retriever Dog is friendly and excellent with children including other dogs. They also need to feel as part of the family. The Labrador Retriever Dogs can easily be trained, and can be done best while they are still puppies. Labs are normally used as watch dogs and not guard dogs though there are a few which are known to guard.
>The number one heath problems amongst Labrador Retriever Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Labrador Retriever Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Labrador Retriever Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. Labrador Retriever Dogs are prone to eye disorders, mast cell tumors, Cold Tail, PRA Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Epilepsy, Myopathy, (TVD) Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Hip dysplasia. (GDV) Gastric Dilataion-Volvulus, (OCD)Osteochondrosis Dissecans and Cataracts.
The Labrador Retriever Dog do quite well in apartments but only if they are exercised sufficiently. Labradors are moderately actives while indoors and will fancy an averaged-sized yard.
The Labrador Retriever Dog is an energetic dog, always delighted to play and work hard. The Labrador Retriever Dog needs to have long walks or jogs by the owner’s side as he or she jogs or rides a bicycle. While on walks they should be left to heel beside the owner. The Labrador Retriever Dogs always like to impress so they will be in their glory if given a job to do.
The Labrador Retriever Dog smooth, short-haired, double coat is quite easy to groom. You should brush or comb regularly using a bristle brush and paying great attention to its undercoat. You will only dry shampoo or bathe only when it is necessary. The Labrador Retriever Dogs sheds average as an average dog would.
Labrador Retriever Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Labrador Retriever Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Labrador Retriever Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Labrador Retriever Dog can gain weight quite easily, over feeding them will cause other health issues. Ensure you keep measuring his food and feed him twice everyday. It is recommended that it should get fed up to three cups of quality dry food. The amount of feed depends entirely on age, size, activity level and metabolism.
A Labrador Retriever Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Labrador Retriever Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Labrador Retriever Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Labrador Retriever puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Labrador Retriever Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
The Labrador Retriever Dog is an excellent breed for companionship especially if you daily jogs. And are also great swimmers, they will be of great help next time you go fishing.
When purchasing a Labrador Retriever Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Labrador Retriever Dog belongs to the Sporting Group and in 1917 was recognized by the AKC American Kennel Club.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Average body temperature for a Labrador Retriever Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Labrador Retriever Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Labrador Retriever Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Labrador Retriever Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Labrador Retriever Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Labrador Retriever Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Labrador Retriever Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Labrador Retriever Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.