7 Great Reasons to get a Labrador
1. Labradors are great for a game of Dress Up
Kids love to play dress up. And so do Labradors! Well, they at least tolerate it. Labradors will let your little one dress them up in pretty much anything and then they will probably wiggle out of it (ready for a wardrobe change, some might say).
2. Labradors love going for car rides
Our Labradors, Baxter and Honey, live for car rides! Sometimes you have to squeeze yourself through a tiny gap in the open car door just because, given half a chance, the pups will jump right in and wait for you to take them somewhere amazing. Sometimes I just take them for a quick spin round the block, just to avoid breaking their little hearts...
3. Labradors take themselves for walks (you can come too)
Our old chocolate Labby, Maxi, used to wait for you to clip on his leash and then he would quickly pick up the other end in his mouth. There was absolutely no way for you to hold onto it, without actually sticking your hand in his mouth. But he was a good, obedient hound so when we went for walks, he was perfectly capable of holding his own lead.
4. Labradors love to swim
All the Labradors we have ever owned and loved have all been huge fans of the water. This is great, especially if you have kids because the fun you can have with your four-legged friend in the pool or at the beach is endless!
5. Labradors are protective
Our Labradors are always curious as to what we are doing and usually get a bit nervous when we do odd things like climb ladders or don our wetsuits and test them in the pool. They will run around (a bit frantically) and bark warnings at us until we either coax them into joining us or we just get off the ladder!
6. Labradors love to love
A day with a Labrador is a day filled with love. They are huggable, affectionate animals that will never say no to a cuddle. In fact, Honey and Baxter have both gotten into the habit of trying to, ever so slowly and gently, climb onto your lap. Sometimes you don't even notice until that last back leg gives a little kick to try get completely off the ground. And then how could you possibly be upset when they snuggle in close to you. Bless!
7. Labradors can entertain themselves (just provide the toys)
Labradors are well able to entertain themselves when you are out. Just make sure that you have left toys out for them otherwise you may come home to find a giant hole dug into your lawn. Our Labbys play with everything. They even have an old go-cart wheel that has lasted for years and that they love to play tug with.
Despite this, however, your Labby will never be happier than when you are there to play too.