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Buddy Breeds

The Labrador Retriever is a friendly, intelligent, and versatile breed originally bred for retrieving game in water. They are among the most popular dog breeds in many countries due to their good-natured temperament and adaptability.

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Sturdy and muscular, Labs weigh 55-80 lbs and stand 21.5-24.5 inches tall.

energy level

Labs are energetic and playful, always ready for adventure or a fun game of fetch.

exercise needs

Keep your Lab happy and fit with daily exercise like walks, runs, or playtime.


Labs are eager to please, making them a breeze to train for both beginners and experts.


Quick learners, Labs excel at problem-solving and mastering new tasks.


Labs adapt to various environments and lifestyles, from city apartments to country homes.

with kids

Known as gentle giants, Labs are patient, loving, and fantastic playmates for children.

with other pets

Friendly and sociable, Labs get along swimmingly with other dogs and even cats.

in cold climates

Labs' double coats help them handle cold weather, but they still need shelter and warmth.

in hot climates

Labs can manage hot climates, but provide shade, water, and avoid excessive exercise.


Expect Labs to shed, especially during seasonal coat changes. Keep that brush handy!


Regular brushing keeps Labs' coats healthy and controls shedding.

bark tendency

Labrador Retrievers have average bark tendencies and may bark for various reasons, such as alerting their owners or during playtime.

health issues

Labrador Retrievers are generally healthy, but regular veterinary checkups and preventative care are still necessary.