Is a Lab right for you???

"Labs chew until they're two and shed until they're dead."

Truer words were never spoken. Here are a few things you should consider before adding a Lab to your family:

  • Labs shed year-round. If you can't stand the thought of dog hair on your furniture, your clothes, your kitchen counters and in your kid's mouth then you might not enjoy a Lab. Check out the Furminator de-shedding tool HERE. And get one before you even get your Lab.

  • Labs don't reliably protect anyone from anything. Anyone with a tennis ball or an open car door will be received as a friend. If you are looking for a guard dog, please look elsewhere.

  • A well-trained Lab is the best companion a family can ask for. A poorly trained Lab will be naughty and make your life miserable. And Labs don't train themselves. If you are not committed to professional training and daily practice at home, a Lab is not for you.

  • Labs are bred to work for their people. That means they want to be with you, preferably at all times and as close as possible. A Lab will follow you from room to room. Even in the shower. If you want a dog to live in your backyard, a Lab is not for you.

  • Labs are large but they don't realize it. A Lab will clear your coffee table with it's tail. And possibly try to sit on your kids. Labs add a certain amount of joyful chaos to life. If your life is already overloaded on chaos, a Lab might not be for you.

  • Male or Female? Many people prefer a female Lab because they think it will be more laid back and affectionate than a male. This is not true. Each Lab has his or her own unique personality. Males can be big, loving teddy bears just like females.

Here are some links to more information about Labrador Retrievers: