Temperament and personality of the Labrador Retriever
The Labrador is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world and with good reason! A greedy and endearing Roger Bontemps.
He is known as a loyal, affectionate, sociable and very intelligent dog. His great adaptability makes him a perfect dog for many types of homes. He loves the presence of humans as well as other animals.
It is a dog that does not tolerate loneliness and requires a lot of affection. Therefore, he cannot stay alone for long hours, otherwise he could develop several behavioral problems, including destruction or anxiety.
Originally bred for hunting, it is a working dog that is also often trained as an assistance dog and in search and rescue. Its versatility allows it to excel in many disciplines. He can very well perform in different dog sports and follow his human in all kinds of adventures!
He is an active dog who needs to expend his energy before he can be calm. He needs long daily walks that allow him to run, swim (he LOVES water!!!), explore and let go of his bishop. Summer and winter, he is an outdoor enthusiast.
His coat adapts well to all seasons, so he is very resistant to cold and snow. If you’re the type to hibernate in winter, this is not a dog for you! He needs to go out rain or shine.
His intelligence also makes it possible to teach him a lot and this, relatively easily, with the right dog training methods. Obviously, his well-known greediness is an asset for learning!
Mental stimulation and training are essential to teach him to focus his energy and spend it in a healthy way. This will prevent your dog from destroying your furniture and shoes because he is bored!
Often very excited and playful, it is important to work on self-control from a young age to avoid excitement that could result in intense biting or unintentional pushing and shoving. This is what is most important to watch for if he is in contact with children, as he is often unaware of his own strength.