Many dog breeds are bred for a specific purpose. The Labrador Retriever is a unique breed as it combines the qualities of a hunting and police dog, a rescuer and a guide. If you describe it in one word, then we can say that this is the most loyal type of dog to man. The choice of your pet should be approached responsibly, because he will live with the owner for at least 10-15 years.
To begin with, it is worth deciding what tasks the dog will perform, whether all family members will be happy with the dog. If it is assumed that the pet will participate in exhibitions and win medals, then it is imperative to check in advance that he has all the necessary official documents: metric, pedigree, veterinary passport.
A puppy's metric is usually issued not earlier than on the 45th day from the date of birth. Since during this period they put a stamp in his groin and on his right ear, the number of which is then transferred to all his documents. The metric should indicate the sex of the puppy, its breed, nickname, color and date of birth. The document is usually issued by the Russian Kennel Federation.
This dog's pedigree is a laminated document issued by the Russian Kennel Federation. She must have a hologram and an emblem in the form of a dog's head with a circular inscription - RKF. It contains all the information about the breeder of the puppy and about all known representatives of his ancestors.
In addition to the metric and pedigree, the puppy must have an international veterinary passport, in which, in addition to all the data in the metric, information about all vaccinations against diseases made to him is entered. The passport is filled in by a veterinarian. In the future, information on deworming, reproduction, chipping and treatments for ectoparasites will be entered into it.
Where to buy a Labrador Retriever
It is best to buy a Labrador Retriever puppy in well-known kennels and dog clubs. It is desirable that the institutions be part of the system of the Russian Kennel Federation and specialized in this particular breed.
You can also refer to special cynological sites and forums, use the announcements of owners of Labrador Retrievers dogs in newspapers like "From Ruk to Ruki". It is advisable to visit dog shows more often in order to make acquaintance with experienced breeders and take advantage of their advice.
Appearance and behavior
The puppy can be bought by tearing it off the mother at the age of 45-60 days. But you can choose it much earlier. You can look after your pet in appearance and behavior already from 30 days by observing the kids and their mother. If a bitch meets a stranger with angry barking or growling, then you can doubt the balance of the psyche of a puppy from her litter. Because this behavior is transmitted at the genetic level. But it is known about Labrador Retrievers that their breed is distinguished by good nature to any person.
At the same time, you can see the conditions in which the animals are kept. If the owner has provided his pets with a clean, dry and comfortable room, excellent food, then the health of the puppy is likely to please the future owner. During this time, you can learn a lot from conversations with the owner of the dogs: about the father of the kids; about nutrition and maintenance of Labrador Retrievers; about the temperament, preferences and behavior of each puppy.
To choose the right one for yourself one single Labrador Retriever cub, you need to familiarize yourself with what standards it must meet. To do this, you can invite an expert. It is also important to assess the health of the puppy. He should have normal stools, a cold and wet nose, and a firm stomach.
Anyone who doubts the choice of the sex of a dog should know that bitches are much more agreeable than males. But the latter are distinguished by an active life position. If bitches are looking for a mating partner once a year, then males are constantly concerned about finding a mate.
The coat of a Labrador Retriever is usually completely colored in one of the colors: white, yellow, chocolate, chestnut, fawn, black. A dog of this breed has a fluffy tail, like an otter. Healthy Labrador Retriever puppies have a blooming appearance and wag their tail. They are active, tough, playful, restless, sassy, inquisitive and daring.
On the contrary, some people like less active puppies. They are good too. If only they would react normally to separation from their litter, they would not be afraid of clapping their hands over their heads, and would not shy away from other puppies and people. It is worth remembering that puppies are not very foldable in their structure. Better to pay attention to their parents.