Alumni Cherry ('20) & Arctic ('23) enjoying a boat ride in Door County - 9/22/2023
The sweet-faced, lovable Labrador Retriever is America’s most popular dog breed for 30 years in a row. Labs are friendly, outgoing, and high-spirited companions who have more than enough affection to go around for a family looking for a medium-to-large dog. Labs life expectancy is 12 - 13 years.
The sturdy, well-balanced Labrador Retriever can, depending on the sex, stand from 21.5 to 24.5 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 55 to 80 pounds. The dense, hard coat comes in yellow, black, and chocolate. The head is broad, the eyes glimmer with kindliness, and the thick, tapering “otter tail” seems to be forever signaling the breed’s innate eagerness.
Labs are famously friendly. They are companionable housemates who bond with the whole family, and they socialize well with neighbor dogs and humans alike. But don’t mistake his easygoing personality for low energy: The Lab is an enthusiastic athlete that requires lots of exercises, like swimming and marathon games of fetch, to keep physically and mentally fit.
We all know Moms never retire. We are thankful that licensed breeders of Labrador Retrievers are responsible and follow proper breeding guidelines for these beautiful animals to live long and healthy lives. We work closely with breeders in the Midwest who have confidence in our abilities at Annabelle Acres.
No Labrador Retriever should spend any significant time in isolation with limited human interaction. Humane Societies, Animal Shelters, and Rescues play a vital role in providing a temporary sanctuary for animals. Unfortunately, Labrador Retrievers are surrendered, lost, or abandoned every day. Annabelle Acres works with other non-profit organizations when space is available.