Labrador Retriever For Sale
The Labrador Retriever for sale is voted America’s #1 dog. They’ve been the most popular dog for an amazing 28 years in a row. It’s easy to see why this breed is cherished. They’re boisterous, affectionate, and energetic dogs! This makes them very family friendly. In America, Labradors are adored, regardless if they’re snoozing on the couch or playing in the yard.
Labrador Retriever History
The Earl brought these dogs home with him to England. Therefore, he referred to his new pups as “Labrador dogs” in 1887. Since Newfoundland and Labrador are geographically close, many think the name is a result of referring to the whole area as Labrador. Some believe the name originated because the dogs were often seen swimming in the Labrador Sea. Labrador Retrievers came from Newfoundland, not Labrador. As a result, they worked as duck retrievers and fisherman’s companions. English nobles then brought the breed to the UK in the 1900s. The Labrador Retriever was bred to be both a working dog and a loving companion. Long ago, they earned their keep as fishermen’s mates. They learned to fetch ropes, haul nets and retrieved fish from the cold North Atlantic.
Labs & Water Go Together
Labrador Retrievers for sale love the water. In other words, they were made for it! Their thick tail, sometimes called an otter tail, is used as a powerful rudder. Therefore, it guides them and propels them while swimming along. Their webbed feet help them swim quickly and efficiently. In addition, their thick, waterproof coats keep them warm, even in cold water. This is how they tolerated the icy Newfoundland waters.
With their strong retrieving instinct, they can develop into destructive chewers if not given appropriate toys and guidance. Labs may tend to “mouth” people. This is when they act like they’re chewing on you, mouth open. Simply give them a toy to carry around, so their mouths are full! An excellent choice for hunters, thanks to their athletic build, strong nose, and courageous nature. Labrador Retrievers are very strong dogs and early training is necessary. Training will produce a well behaved dog that walks nicely on lead. Labrador Retrievers are known for their ability to run fast. They can hit 12 miles per hour in just three seconds.
Labradors Love a Job
Thanks to their intelligence, eagerness to please, and desire to work hard, Labs are the desired choice. Labradors are crucial workers in a variety of fields. They’re among the most popular choices for service dog work and drug detection. In addition, search and rescue missons as well as bomb squad work demand a Labrador Retrievers skills.
There’s one dog job that Labs are dreadful at doing. He won’t get a medal for being a watchdog. In fact, owners say their sweet, helpful Lab is likely to greet an intruder with kisses and licks. After that, happily show them where all the good silver is hidden.
Labrador Retriever for Sale Colors
Labrador Retrievers are born with a variety of colorings. The three main colors being yellow, chocolate, and black. The silver Labrador Retriever has a rarer grayish coloring with striking blue eyes. It doesn’t matter the parents’ color, a single litter can include yellow, black and chocolate puppies. There are two genes that cause the pigmentation of the coat. This can mean the variation is no different that when humans have children. For instance, different colors of hair in children within the same family.
Dr. Labrador Retriever
Thanks to their impressive noses, Labrador Retrievers have been trained to sniff out and identify early stages of cancer. Due to work with cancer cell samples, dogs can learn to smell the disease. The Labs can make a diagnosis by smelling a patients’ breath, blood or stool. So far, the only known way to screen for early stages of ovarian cancer is with a Labrador Retriever. The Lab simply is allowed to sniff the patient. Therefore, if cancer is present, the breed will detect it. The Labrador Retrievers are very successful and maintain a high success rate. Scientists believe the labs sniff out changes in volatile organic compounds that suggest cancer.
Available Labrador Retrievers for sale
We generally have litters of Labrador Retrievers for sale a couple times per year. If we do, you can find them on our Puppies for Sale page here. If we have a litter listed, you can fill out our Puppy Application to see if one of our puppies is a right fit for you!