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How much exercise does a Labrador require?

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According to the American Kennel Club, A healthy lab needs several hours of exercise each week. While a dog's exercise needs vary from animal to animal, most Labrador Retrievers need a long walk each day and lots of play time with their owners.

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How much exercise does a Labrador require?
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As members of the sporting group, Labradors are one of the most energetic dog breeds. They require regular bouts of intensive exercise. From hiking in the woods to long jaunts around the neighborhood, Labrador owners must dedicate time for exercise each day to ensure the dog stays healthy and happy, both mentally and physically. A lack of exercise can lead to weight gain and lethargy.

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