Labrador Retrievers are energetic dogs, excited and happy to work and play hard. They need to be taken on a daily, brisk, long walk, jog or run alongside you when you bicycle. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog’s mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. They will be in their glory if you give them a job to do. Labs are big eaters and need regular exercise and moderate rations to avoid a tendency to become overweight.
Chocolate lab puppies and golden lab puppies are excellent dogs for families.