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The Labrador Retriever has consistently ranked as the most famous purebred dog in the United States for more than 10 years, according to the American Kennel Club. The AKC registers more than a 100 thousand new Labrador Retrievers every year, but when you take into account all the Labs never registered at all, or registered with another organization such as the United Kennel Club, the popularity of this stable, family-friendly dog is truly staggering.HealthIn 2014, the UK breed survey reported an average lifespan for the Labrador Retriever of 12 years and 3 months, with some living up to 19 years of age.Labrador pups generally are not brought to the home before they are 8 weeks old.It is a healthy breed with relatively few major problems. Notable issues related to health and well-being include inherited disorders and obesity.
Popularity2016: #12015: #12014: #1NameLabrador RetrieverDogs For Kids And FamiliesOther NamesLabrador, LabOriginCanadaUnited StatesBreed GroupSporting (AKC:1917)Gun Dog (UKC)SizeMediumTypePurebredLife Span10-12 yearsTemperamentAffectionateAlertCheerfulEnergeticOut-GoingPlayfulResponsiveSocialFriendlyGentleIntelligentLovingLoyalColorsBlackChocolateYellowHeightMale: 22-24 inches (56-61cm)Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)WeightMale: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg)Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)Litter Size5-10 puppiesPuppy PriceAverage $1000 - $2000 USD