Labrador Retriever Pet

The ultimate guide to loving a Lab

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Labrador Retriever
The World’s Most Popular Dog

Labrador Retriever Pet is filled with everything you'll need to find, care and love your Labrador Retriever.

The Labrador Retriever is the number one registered dog breed in the Unites States, Canada, United Kingdom and many other parts of the world.  When you get to know the Labrador Retriever, it is easy to understand why.  Bred as a working dog to help fishermen off the east coast of Canada, the Labrador Retriever loves the water and aims to please its master.  Dog lovers who love the Labrador Retriever will undoubtedly like the water too. Whether you have a pond in your backyard or you like to pack your Jeep to go to the lake, the Labrador Retriever is truly a great companion.

Welcome to Labrador Retriever Pet

Believe it or not, I was never been a dog lover.  I have been more of a cat person.  That of course, all changed when my family rescued our first dog.


Owning a dog changed my life.  Dogs give you unconditional love 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  I wanted to share the knowledge and experience of finding, caring, loving a dog to those who may have the same interests.


I have designed Labrador Retriever Pet to help you with every stage of finding your very own Lab...the fun parts and the not the challenging parts!


I hope you’ll find discover the meaning of companionship and loyalty in your new lovable Labrador retriever!


Labradors - History, Origin and Facts About the Labs
Learn how the Labradors were developed and how it evolved to be truly man’s best friend around the world.  The Lab’s cousin, the Newfoundland Dog is described.

Black Labrador - Facts about this Dominant Color of Lab
Famous black Labrador Retrievers are portrayed. The basics of color genetics are explained.  Learn why a Dog DNA Test is important and how the black Labrador gets its black coat.  

Chocolate Labrador - Rare, Precious and Beautiful  
Origin and characteristics this this rare color of Labrador Retriever.  Famous chocolate Labrador Retrievers are described.  Learn about the Labrador Retriever crossbreeding with a Poodle called the Labradoodle.

Yellow Labrador - When You Don’t Like Black
History of the Yellow Labrador Retriever as well as famous Yellow Labrador Retriever movie stars are described.  English versus Field Types of Labs. Learn abut the Retriever as well as other breeds of Sporting Dogs.

Labrador Rescue- A Lab Waits for You
Learn the benefits of finding a Lab through a Labrador Rescue. See recommended Labrador Rescue organizations from the U.S., UK, Australia and New Zealand.  Learn more about England’s RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and the Humane Society within the United States.

Labrador Retriever Breeders - Getting a Quality Lab Puppy
See why finding Labrador Retriever Breeders is a must if you want a quality puppy.  How to find, what to look for and questions to ask are discussed. Health certification from OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) is explained.

Labrador Training - The secret to a Long Term Relationshp
Learn the six steps to Labrador Training.  How to Teach a Dog to Roll Over. Finding Labrador trainers and training classes.  What to look for in a Dog Trainer.

K9  Training - Helping Police, the Disabled and the Blind
K9 dogs become police, guard, guide and assistance dogs.  K9 dogs find drugs, explosives, or lost people and provide assistance to the disable and the blind.  See how K9 training is conducted.

Dog Health - Keeping Your Labrador Retriever Healthy
Understand the genetic diseases of Labrador Retrievers.  Learn common good dog health practices to keep your dog healthy.  How to keep Dog Teeth healthy.  Hip Dysplasia and Seizures in Dogs are described in detail.

Dog Grooming - The Basics of Keeping Your Lab Healthy
Step by step instructions for coat brushing, teeth brushing, ear cleaning. Nail clipping and anal sac draining.  Learn why invest in a Dog Grooming Table for your dog grooming needs.

Dog Nutrition - What’s Really Good for the Dog?
The four different types of dog food are discussed.  What are the nutrients in dog food?  Dog food labels are explained.  Learn the differences between Premium Dog Food, Natural Dog Food versus bargain dog Food.

Dog Swimming - Labs are Gifted to Swim
Labs are born to swim.  How to give swimming lessons. Tips for Dog Swimming are provided.  The use of a Dog Life Jacket for safety is explained.

Dog Sports - Just Another Joy of Owning a Lab
Labrador Retrievers can be trained to participate in dogs sports: agility, flyball, dock diving, tracking and freestyle.  A description of each event is provided as well advice on how to find a Dog Sports trainer.  Gun Dog Training is also described.  Try hiking or backpacking with a Dog Backpack.

Therapy Dogs - Lab’s Calming Effects on the Sick & the Elderly
Labrador Retrievers acting as Therapy Dogs.  Process for becoming Therapy Dogs.  Elements of American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizens (CGC) Program are described.  Learn all about Therapy Dog Training.

Dog Hotel - For Your Canine Friend
Tips and Etiquette for staying at a Dog Hotel to ensure an enjoyable experience.  Learn about Catie Copley, the Labrador Retriever Ambassador at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, a Dog Hotel.  When should you consider Dog Boarding instead?  Check with Pet Sitters International if you are not able to bring your dog with you to a Dog Hotel.

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Real Experiences!

Janice L., Canada

“Thank you for taking the time to create this informative website.  I used your information to pick out the perfect Lab for me.  Based on your advice, I was able to I train my Lab as a successful Therapy Dog. We are one happy complete family now.“

Much of the information contained here comes from my personal research and from others who are fortunate enough to own the world’s most popular dog, the Labrador Retriever - it is packed full of real advice from real people.