Labrador retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States due to their playful and sweet nature. They get along well with children and other dogs. This large dog begins as a large and playful puppy that requires plenty of space to run.
Labrador puppies are high-energy dogs that need lots of exercise time. They can be clumsy, however, because they grow quickly.
Labrador puppies are often born in litters of about six puppies. Each newborn puppy can weight as much as 1 lb.
Labradors grow quickly from birth, gaining about 2 lbs. a week until they are about 26 weeks old. At that age, most Labrador puppies weigh about 50 to 60 lbs.
Labradors were originally bred to swim to retrieve birds that had been hunted. Lab puppies love to swim, and can swim from the time they are just 5 weeks old.
President Bill Clinton had a Labrador while in office. Buddy was a black lab who shared the White House with a cat named Socks.