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VIDEO: Get to Know Labrador Retrievers


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Labrador Retrievers are said to be America’s most popular dog breed. Did you just welcome one into your home? Do you plan to breed these adorable dogs? Are you just curious about the breed? Whatever your answer was, we’ve got you covered!

“At full adult size, they [Labrador Retrievers] stand at about 21 to 24 inches in height at the withers (the highest part of the back), with a weight of 50 to 80 pounds,” PetMD reported. “The coat is straight, dense, and short, with the outer coat being a bit coarse, and the undercoat thick and soft. This makes the Labrador all but completely waterproof, with the thick undercoat protecting the skin, and the outer guard coat whisking water away.”

Everything you need to know about a Lab can be found in our Guide to Labrador Retrievers, or simply click on the video below for some quick tips!

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