A miniature Labrador is a smaller than normal dog and does not qualify to the official breed standard of the Labrador retriever. It is not a recognized breed by either the American Kennel Association or the United Kennel Club.Know More
The breed standard of a Labrador retriever requires that females stand 21 1/2 to 23 1/2 inches tall and male dogs stand 22 1/2 to 24 1/2 inches tall at the withers. Any variation of more than 1/2 inch is a disqualification, or fault.
Smaller Labrador retrievers and Lab hybrids may be produced by breeding smaller than average males and females to produce smaller dogs. Sometimes it involves crossbreeding Labs with small breeds, such as beagles or poodles, to produce labbes or labradoodles. While these are much loved pets, they are not miniature Labrador retrievers.Learn more about Dogs
According to the American Kennel Club, a Labrador Retriever can grow to be between 55 and 80 pounds with a height between 22.5 and 24.5 inches at the shoulder blades. Male Labrador Retrievers tend to grow slightly larger than females.Full Answer >
A Dudley Labrador is a Labrador retriever without the normal pigmentation of the skin. This is most obvious at the nose, gums and rim of the eye, which are normally black or dark brown but appear pink in Dudley Labradors.Full Answer >
Ready-made pelleted kibble is the appropriate food for a Labrador puppy once it is weaned. It is important to find a quality brand of dog food and to follow its feeding instructions.Full Answer >
On average, Labrador retrievers have running speeds between 14 to 18 miles per hour. However, this depends upon the weight and health of the dog.Full Answer >