Male Labradors are about 22 to 24-inches tall, while females are slightly smaller―about 21 to 23 inches. Though the average weight for male Labs is 60 to 75 lbs, the chances of coming across a 100-lb male cannot be ruled out. Even females are quite heavy at 55 to 70 pounds.
These dogs have long been used for hunting, retrieving, tracking, search and rescue operations, as well as sledding. As they are very loyal, intelligent, and reliable, they are also trained to guide people who are visually impaired and disabled. Their reliability makes them excellent watchdogs as well.
That being said, they do need constant companionship; lack of which sends them on a destructive spree. So, you need to make sure you spend some time with the dog every day and help him drain his robust energy.
Some Interesting Facts
- It's the only dog breed with webbed feet, which―along with their otter-like tail and water-resistant coat―makes them excellent swimmers.
- On the basis of their coat color, Labradors are divided into three types: Black Labradors, Chocolate Labradors, and Yellow Labradors.
- If you don't provide your pet Labrador with plenty of dog toys to chew, it will tear down all your furniture and other household items.
- Their excellent sense of smell makes them good police dogs. They can trace bombs, drugs, arson, and even people during a rescue operation.