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Labrador Retriever

They are friendly companions and make for great family dogs.

Origin:
Newfoundland

Average Size:
Medium to Large

Weight Range:
Male: 29 - 36 kg

Female: 25 - 32 kg

Height Range:
Male: 57- 62 cm

Female: 55 - 60 cm

Lifespan:
10 - 12 years

Bred For:
They were bred to help fishermen by hauling nets, fetching ropes, and retrieving fish that got away.

Characteristics:
They are intelligent, kind, agile, outgoing, trusting and gentle.

Compatibility With Pets/Children:
They love kids and get along with other pets.

Health Risks:
Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD), cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), epilepsy, tricuspid valve dysplasia (TVD), myopathy, gastric dilataion-volvulus, acute mist dermatitis, cold tail, ear infections

Grooming Requirements:
They need to be brushed every day.

Exercise Requirements:
They need 30-minute walks or a game of fetch every day.

Nutritional Requirements:
They require protein, fat, vegetables, carbohydrates and L-Carnitine to support healthy weight management.

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