Is the Labrador the right dog breed for you, well looking at the temperament of a dog can help hugely as you make that decision.
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Now when it comes to choosing the right Dog breed for you you have to take into Consideration the temperament of the dog Now the labrador retriever is one of the Most popular breeds in the world because Of their temperament so in today’s video Let’s look in detail at what the Labrador’s temperament actually is so we Can better decide whether they may be The perfect breed for you or not To put it into one sentence in terms of Its temperament the labrador retriever Is a passionate and sweet family Companion who would do anything for its People and can keep up with the best of Them on the field but we can do better Than one sentence and there is a Systematic way of us doing that we’re Going to break it down into categorism I’d like to address the lab’s Temperament in its three main Circumstances with its family with its Work and with strangers so first up Let’s talk about the labrador at home With its people because there’s stamina On the field is quite literally world Class it’s quite hard to imagine that These working dogs whose very name Literally translates into laborer could Be settled and peaceful in the home Without constant stimulation whilst it’s True that working lines in particular Need a lot of enrichment and work to do It is also true that Labradors in the
Home whose needs have been met are Typically mellow quiet and contented Members of the family they are totally Really dedicated to their people joining Them on Epic Journeys from the sofa to The fridge and back again never doubting Either the importance or the excitement Of that small Voyage they will Invariably engage in players solicited By their people or other dogs though With such an athletic breed it is better Suited to The Great Outdoors they are Docile balanced and intuitive to their Owners needs and behaviors knowing for Certain whether they’re Elder human has Risen to fetch something from the car or To take them to the park for a game of Frisbee and also seeming to know whether Their youngest family member is Happy Enough for some talk or sad enough for a Cuddle on the floor indeed Labradors who Are well socialized are truly excellent With children and whilst no dog should Ever be left unsupervised with a child They have gained for themselves a Stellar reputation with children the World over now next up let’s think about The working temperament of the labrador There is an inevitable split here Between working and showbread Labradors But it’s only about the intensity the Traits are the same the working lab will Exhibit them just more and for longer so When a labrador is at work you can tell
It from his face an Engaged retriever is Fixated on its Target his browse Furrowed and is still Relentless his Whole body poised for Action this work Might simply be a game with its family That appeals to the labrador’s working Instinct like fetch or catch or swimming Or Genuine work work which is out in the Fields with gun touting country folk Using the iconic soft mouth Labrador to Retrieve Birds the labrador doesn’t know What we consider work and adopts the Serious approach to any and every task That its owner asks of it typically Retrievers are highly motivated Particularly by food famously but also By approval from their handlers making Training and work an absolute Breeze for Anybody collaborating with this spirited And highly intelligent jack of all Trades because of the purposeful Breeding in their history their eyes are Very sensitive to movement and they are Also thoroughly resistant to sound so Whilst most dogs will miss a small bird Falling from the sky 200 meters away and Flee from the sound of a gunshot that Preceded it a labrador is unfazed by the Noise and precise in his retrieval in Some besides the skill the labrador is Highly cooperative and Infused by work Now finally we can address the Labrador’s temperament when confronted With the unfamiliar Labradors are one of
The most highly sociable dog breeds in Existence today and as such they tend to Be thoroughly welcoming of canine Strangers greeting them with play bows And excitable noises working lines and Understand stimulated labradors do have A tendency to be somewhat more skittish With strange dogs and as always careful Introductions are best practice but on The whole they are playful and happy to Interact with other dogs provided their Good nature is not abused when it comes To unfamiliar humans then they are Almost Excessively accommodating greeting all Visitors with open arms and entirely Open dispositions whether this person Befriend or Foe indeed the labrador is So poorly suited to Guardianship and Scrutinizing unfamiliar people’s Intentions that it is not unfamiliar to Find them nuzzle in the legs of burglars In the home or jumping into the back of A van to be stolen by a dog Napper their Friendliness is rarely a weakness However and tends instead to endear People towards the lovely labs they are Also highly adaptable and even tempered Meaning that socialization is a Relatively cut and dried process of Gentle and reinforced exposure to novel Stimuli given that Outsider fear periods They are unlikely to be cowed by many Unfamiliar experiences instead accepting
Them into their stride readily as if Born to work in this wild world guys I Hope you enjoyed that video if you want To learn more about one of my favorite Breeds in the world the labrador Retriever make sure you subscribe to This channel because it’s exactly what It’s designed to do and I can’t wait to See you on the next episode