Labrador Retriever: Health Issues & Personality
Labrador Retriever:

The popular Labrador Retriever's short, dense coat with very tight hair must be brushed once in a while to get rid of dust and dead hair
that would otherwise form mats in the coat.  The Labrador must
get enough exercise, or else it easily gains weight.  This can
happen since the Lab has a voracious appetite.  Labs are one of the easiest to train, most intelligent, and most affectionate dog breeds.
Average Lifespan Of The Labrador Retriever:
12-16 years.
Average Weight: 55-75lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:
CRA (Central Retinal Atrophy): Similar to Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), but affecting the center of the retina.
Corneal Opacity:
Cloudy Cornea.
Extra Lashes
Juvenile Cataract
Retinal Detachment (Dysplasia):
A type of retinal deformation.
Cystine Crystals In Urine: See Kidney Diseases In Dogs.
Hemophilia: Hemophilia is a disorder in which blood will not clot properly to aid in the healing of wounds.  A dog with a mild form or hemophilia might never even need treatment, unless excessing bleeding occurs due to trauma or surgery.  Unfortunately, dogs with severe hemophilia often die from uncontrollable bleeding problems.  Once you know your dog is affected, your vet will help you with managing this lifelong disorder.  This will include being vigilant for signs of bleeding, and occasional blood transfusions.
Craniomandibular Osteopathy: Deformity Of The Jaw.
Carpal Subluxation: Dislocation Above The Front Paw.
Hip Dysplasia
Labrador Retriever
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 5/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 5/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:

Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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