BEFORE adopting a Labrador


Are you planning to adopt a Labrador? Here are 10 things you must be aware of before adopting a dog of this amazing breed.

Labradors are known all over the world for their exceptional loyalty, love, affectionate behavior, intelligence and so much more.

Puppy-proof your house before you bring home a Labrador pup. If you don't want your cables and other valuables destroyed, keep them in the cupboards.



Labradors need a ton of exercise. They are a working dog breed. You need to take your Labrador on walks twice daily, 40 minutes in the morning and 40 mins in the evening.

Very easy to groom and do not have many grooming needs. Give your lab a good brush once a week to keep the coat healthy. However, brush the teeth everyday.


Take extra care of those hip joints. Labradors are prone to hip dysplasia. Check the physical status of the parents if you are adopting from a breeder.


Labradors need a lot of training and discipline. With proper training, they will become the best family members. Without training, they can chew your house down.


If you have an active lifestyle that involves a lot of hiking, swimming, running, jogging etc, this breed is perfect for you.


If you have a trained Labrador, you need not get a nanny for your kid. Labradors are fiercely protective of young kids and love to play with them.


Labradors have webbed feet which makes it easier for them to swim. This is why they were used by fishermen to catch fishes in shallow rivers.


Labradors love their playtime. They are very social and love to hand out with other dogs. However, be careful and ensure that the other dog accepts your pup before you let him play.


If your Lab is showering extra attention on you, constantly checking you at a specific place, it would be wise to get yourself checked by a doctor.