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Labrador Retrievers

Breed Information About Labrador Retrievers

Thinking of adopting a Labrador retriever? Check out these facts to learn more about this beautiful breed.


Female Labrador retrievers typically grow to between 21.5 inches and 23.5 inches. They can weigh anywhere from 55 pounds to 70 pounds. Male Labrador retrievers can be anywhere from 22.5 inches and 24.5 inches. Their weight varies from 65 pounds to 80 pounds.

Health and Life Expectancy

Labrador retrievers are prone to some health issues, including hip dysplasia, heart conditions, and eye trouble. Additionally, they are prone to weight gain. Generally, they live to be about 10 to 12 years.


Labrador retrievers have energy in excess, so you can take them with you to do nearly anything. They make great companions for lying around or playing, hiking, running, swimming, or any other physical activity you enjoy.

They like to be close to you, so if you enjoy being active, Labrador retrievers are a great choice as a pet. And if you keep them active, they’re less likely to experience weight gain. If you’d like to learn more about Labrador retrievers, or you’re ready to take the plunge, contact us today.

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