Labrador Retriever

Breed: Labrador Retriever

Family (group): Reporter dog

Nationality: Great Britain

Weight (kg): 25 - 36
Size (cm): 57 - 62
Hair type: short and tight

Color Standards: Blond, Black or Chocolate


Origin and History: This breed was born in the 19th century in St. John's, Newfoundland. They are nicknamed the "little water dog", to differentiate him from the great Newfoundland.

Personality: The Labrador is one of the most loyal dogs. They’re are sweet, fun, dedicated, kind to children and with other pets.

Known health problem: Obesity, dysplasia of the elbow and hip, osteochondritis dissecans, cataracts, progressive atrophy of the retina.

Note: It can become turbulent and develop destructive behavior if it lacks exercise.

Hereditary illness

• Dysplasia (developmental anomaly) of the hip and elbow
Patellar dislocation (patella)
• Progressive atrophy (degeneration) of the retina
• Collapse (collapse) induced by exercise
• Oculo-skeletal and retinal dysplasia (developmental abnormality)
• Myopathy (muscle disease) centronuclear
• Dysplasia (developmental anomaly) of the tricuspid valve
• Calculus (stones) urinary (cystine)
• Narcolepsy (abrupt and irresistible sleep access)

Predisposition to diseases

• Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) allergic
• Hypothyroidism (decreased hormone production by the thyroid gland)
• Epilepsy (convulsions)
• Cataracts
• RLCC (rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament)
• OCD (osteochondritis dissecans)
• Chronic hepatitis by copper accumulation
• Distichiasis (row of supernumerary eyelashes that point to the cornea)
• Corneal dystrophy (growth disorder)
• Lymphoma (cancer of lymphocytes)
• Entropion (rolling eyelids inwards)
• Acquired laryngeal paralysis
• Diabetes mellitus
• AHMI (Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia)
• Nasal parakeratosis
• Glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
• Limb melanoma (ocular tumor)
• Lingual and digital squamous cell carcinoma (cancer of the tongue and fingers)
• Atrioventricular block (anomaly of cardiac nerve conduction)
• Sarcoma (tumor) histiocytic / histiocytosis
• Ectopic ureter (in the wrong place)
• Calcinosis circumscripta (calcium deposit on the skin)