Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted March 15, 2015
Frisco - a black field labrador retriever - was an integral part of my family. We picked him up when he was only two months old, in Frisco, Colorado. I was 5 years old at the time. Frisco was a high energy puppy, and sometimes had a hard time knowing his own strength. He was always friendly and loved to be active. He was trained at a year old and was a very quick learner. It is important for labs - especially field labs - to have a lot of room to run and be active. Daily walks help with the health and happiness of labs. They make great jogging partners. We never had a problem with Frisco interacting with children, although he was a very intuitive dog and had a dislike for certain friends that would come over - however he never bit, just a low growl and walked away. In general he was very friendly and social. Great with smaller animals, but fully grown weighed about 100 lbs, so they can overwhelm smaller dogs. I would recommend a black labrador to anyone who enjoys an active lifestyle and has room for one.
Pros: Friendly, healthy, intelligent, light shedding, not a yappy breed
Keep in Mind: Large, active, eat quite a bit