Labradors, or Labrador retrievers as they are often called, are wonderful, intelligent, gentle, beautiful, and helpful dogs.
They are one of the most popular breeds in the United States, and indeed in many other countries too, because of their good nature and their gentle way with children and other animals.
These are often very important traits in a family pet, and the main consideration when families are choosing a pet.
A family or person may look for a dog to complete their family, or to bring them companionship.
Some of the things that should be taken into consideration are what kind of dwelling the person lives in, how much time will be available to devote to the pet, and what might be the overall costs of the pet when it comes to food, veterinary care, and other expenses.
There is never a guarantee that a pet will not become sick and require extra expenses, but researching animal breeds will help to determine which one is best overall for the person and his or her circumstances.
But when it comes to dogs, the Labrador is one of the best for both individuals and families.
Labradors Are Large Dogs Although Labradors are large dogs, they are not mean or dangerous at all, and in spite of their size, they make great family pets.
They are strong and they are smart and are very devoted to their owners.
But their size does pose some problems.
In fact, people who live in apartments or those who do not have either a large yard or a place to walk their dog might not want to get a large dog, simply because of their size and energy level.
For others that have more space, however, a Labrador is a good choice.
They love to run and play and, although not mean by nature, they make good guard dogs.
Although any dog can bite, Labradors are not known to display aggressive behavior, and they are generally very safe to have around the house, even when there are small children involved, as the dogs are very patient and loving.
A High Energy Dog Labradors are very loveable and part of their charm is that they have a lot of energy, but if a new owner has not done their research, and is not expecting this, it could be a poor match.
Because if they get one without understanding how energetic and playful these dogs are, especially as puppies, they can be upset by the amount of work that must go into the raising of the Labrador.
A Labrador can also display a destructive nature if it isn't given enough attention.
Raised well and provided with room to run the Labrador is a good breed that will give a family or an individual many years of companionship and love, and this is usually what is most important for people who want pets.