Why do labs make good guide dogs?

Asked By: Izabella Lynch
Date created: Sat, Mar 6, 2021 6:12 PM
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Although most Labrador Retrievers are predisposed by their breed to be good guide dogs, some have characteristics in their family line that make them less matched with the job.

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals issues such certificates, as well as ratings that tell a potential owner about the dog's joint health.

Answered By: Eldridge Ullrich
Date created: Sun, Mar 7, 2021 8:15 PM
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Some Labs make excellent guard dogs, but others, not so much.

Just like any dog breed, Labs can differ in temperament from dog to dog.

Some Labs are great guard dogs, but the vast majority of them will be too friendly and extroverted to be much help guarding your home.

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Labrador Retriever's temperaments can be described as low aggression, outgoing, kind, gentle, even-tempered, and intelligent.

They don't make good guard dogs but, they're great with children.

It's best for Labs to live in a medium to large home with a backyard and get a lot of daily exercise.

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Many dogs did not qualify from the get go because they must be free from orthopedic and eye disease.

While most Labradors from GDB are either black or yellow, GDB does have dogs in our breeding colony that carry the gene for chocolate, and occasionally chocolate puppies are born.

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The reason why is because Labradors, Goldens, and GSDs have a suitable temperament and physical structure for the job, and were common enough to establish breeding programs of each when the guide dog organizations starting breeding their own dogs. The rest is history.

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The reason why is because Labradors, Goldens, and GSDs have a suitable temperament and physical structure for the job, and were common enough to establish breeding programs of each when the guide dog organizations starting breeding their own dogs. The rest is history.

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The reason why is because Labradors, Goldens, and GSDs have a suitable temperament and physical structure for the job, and were common enough to establish breeding programs of each when the guide dog organizations starting breeding their own dogs. The rest is history.

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Labs are widely considered to be good family dogs.

And this is absolutely true, for a lot of families.

With their reputation for being outgoing, gentle and easy to train, it's not surprising that the Labrador Retriever is America's most popular dog breed.

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