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Frisco

Labrador Retriever

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)

Gender: Male

Training: Books

Quick to learn and train

4/5

Emotionally stable

5/5

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

5/5

Safe with small pets

3/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

3/5

Health

5/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Great watch dog

5/5

Great guard dog

3/5

Labrador Retriever Quickly Becomes a Member of the Family

By

United States

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

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