Your Friendly Labrador by namakuavenda


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									Your Friendly Lab

If you are looking for a guard dog, the Labrador is not the breed for you. They do not have the
same protective instinct as a Rottweiler. But a Lab will bark if someone is outside where he
cannot see or if he hears a strange noise. He will bark when a car pulls up the driveway, but
once the people enter the house they are greeted and welcomed like family members. This
friendly temperament is the most wonderful aspect of the breed and is one of the reasons
they are so popular as family dogs.

Good breeding is the key. Even though your Lab may accidentally knock a child with his
incredibly strong, happy tail, you will not have to worry about him attacking or biting in a
protective manner. It is not part of his makeup.

Labradors are active, smart, fast learners, and eager to please. They can be stubborn but can
be easily persuaded to see things your way with encouragement and praise. They will work
for food rewards but just as eagerly or more for your praise. They love to have something to
carry around, and playing fetch is usually a favorite game. Their noses are very keen. Their
eyesight and hearing are also highly developed, but their noses seem to be their guiding

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