What do I need to know about Labradors?

Table of contents:

  1. What do I need to know about Labradors?
  2. Do labs ever attack?
  3. Should you bathe Labradors?
  4. Should you cut Labs hair?
  5. Are labs long hair or short hair?
  6. Is a furminator good for labs?

What do I need to know about Labradors?

With a strong build and expressive eyes, Labrador retrievers are a favorite of many dog owners. They have a lovely weather-resistant coat and an otter-like tail for swimming gracefully. Their coat is dense and varies between yellow, chocolate, or black varieties. Labs were born to have fun.

Do labs ever attack?

Labradors lead the pack with the most number of attacks, which is a surprising discovery when taking into account the mild nature of the dogs. However, many dogs develop aggressive tendencies as a result of their training, making owners responsible for their aggressive outbursts.

Should you bathe Labradors?

Labradors should be bathed no more than once per month to avoid stripping their coats of natural oils and drying out their skin. If a Labrador spends most of its time inside, then the time between baths may be much longer.

Should you cut Labs hair?

Trimming of your Labs coat is unnecessary (although I do know of show competitors who do try to tidy up their Labrador Retrievers). I have also seen Labs that have been shaved (will get to this big NO in a minute). Instead of hair cutting or shaving what you want to do is groom thoroughly.

Are labs long hair or short hair?

Unsurprisingly, such unequivocal positions from the main breed registries means that the vast majority of today's Labradors do indeed have short, dense coats. But yet you don't have to look far online to see photos of long haired black Labs, alongside long haired Labs in chocolate and yellow.

Is a furminator good for labs?

Dog Shedding Brush Our favourite Labrador brush is the Furminator. * When it comes to Labrador shedding solutions, the Furminator is a very safe choice. It removes those dead hairs which would otherwise end up lining your carpets and furniture, whilst gently brushing the remaining coat.