Labrador Retriever

Discussion in 'SMB' started by houst69, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. houst69

    houst69 Striker

    Who owns one on here? Good dogs? Looking at getting a puppy
  2. anth

    anth Winger

    lovely dogs, but they need exercise and stuff to do or like any dogs, they will entertain themselves, which often means chewing/destroying things they shouldn't.
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  3. Kent_Mackem

    Kent_Mackem Striker

    I'd love one. Maybe a short haired version though. I've wanted a dog for 25 years. It's just never been practical and wouldn't be fair on the dog. I'm very shortly approaching a time when it will be practical and I can't wait.
  4. HABA87

    HABA87 Winger

    Leading cause of dog bites in the UK IIRC.

    You'd be better off with an Akita or a Pitbull IIRC.
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  5. Boz33

    Boz33 Winger

    Got a Labradoodle, smart as a whip, easy to train and no moulting.
    Needs loads of exercise and constantly jumping in water and mud etc, so if you're a lazy bastard that doesn't wanna walk miles don't bother with any sort of lab:lol:
  6. Jukebox

    Jukebox Midfield

    My mate used to keep Labs, cracking dogs but prone to going fat if not given enough exercise but that can be said about most breeds, and owners as well. We are getting a Flat-Coated Retriever next year to keep our Welsh Terrier company. Similar traits as a Labrador, needs plenty of exercise and easily bored, should be fun.
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  7. The Voice Of Reason

    The Voice Of Reason Striker Staff Member Contributor

    Me ( see pics )

    Best dogs ever
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  8. lenshack

    lenshack Striker

    If you want a good mannered , docile, loving dawg look no further than a Golden Retriever.
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  9. Best in the World Mate.

    Sound advice though. Go through a working dog breeder if you can. Decent pedigree etc.
    They are stronger and less prone to typical Lab issues of weight gain, arthritis etc.

    This one in picture is 40 kg of pure muscle and soft as anything.
    Was the biggest in the litter and Dad and Mum both Working Dogs.
    Dad Fox Red and a Field Champion and Mum Golden. Met his Mum and was in the pen (barn) with her and the puppies. She was an absolute beauty and had no problem with me in with the puppies.

    Labs are clever, loyal and a wonderful temperament.
    Easy to train.

    You won’t regret it.
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  10. Headingley Slog Fest

    Headingley Slog Fest Central Defender

    Get a Bullmastiff

    Big and soft, don’t need much looking after and are happy doing their own thing. They are big like but soft as shite and make great family pets.

    We’ve had 3 and we love them.
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  11. MickeyV

    MickeyV Midfield

    We've always had Golden Retrievers, which are temperamentally similar. They shed hair like snowdrifts, but Labs don't seem so bad. They are both very intelligent, loyal and easy to train, but need a fair bit of exercise if you don't want one that waddles! My tip would be to get a big comfortable bed for your pup, so its default position is to stay there. Get some toys and stuff too, and reward him/her when they go there. It's like having an off-switch, which you need sometimes: if you are busy doing stuff and have a demanding dog, you will soon fall out!
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
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  12. Fletch

    Fletch Striker

    labs are great dogs but as others said, have loads of energy , good choice if you have young kids around though. Ive had a golden retriever and he was absolutely class with kids , similar temperament although I'm biased and prefer goldies

    < work full time ? kids around the dog ? time enough to give it a decent walk every evening and morning ?
  13. townieftm

    townieftm Goalkeeper

    Would be my dog of choice if I didnt work all day Monday to Friday without doubt
  14. Get a Siberian Husky. Soft as shite and mad as cheese.
  15. hefty em

    hefty em Striker

    Was playing with a lab/husky cross pup last week. Cracking doggy.
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  16. socrates

    socrates Striker

    Ive got one coming up for 10yrs old and fit as a lop.

    Easy to train. Very nice nature. Great with kids.

    Need lots of exercise, play time to keep them occupied. Keep the training ongoing and youll be amazed what they can do.

    DON'T get one unless somebody is around for them all the time.

    Thought yours were Golden Retrievers?
  17. Per head, the winner is a dachshund.
  18. The Voice Of Reason

    The Voice Of Reason Striker Staff Member Contributor

    They are mate
  19. Fantastic dogs. Mine is 11 and on his last legs but the most loving fella you could ever wish to meet.
    As has been said though, be prepared to it needed loads of exercise and also eating until it bursts, given half the chance.
  20. Skiddaw

    Skiddaw Winger

    <<< top dogs

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