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If you're in the market for a pup to adopt, you can hardly go wrong with a Retriever. Their people-pleasing, playful demeanor is fun for most everyone except perhaps the elderly or a person with physical disabilities. I say this only because they tend to be bigger dogs. Female Labs being the smallest can weigh up to about 70 lbs, while male Labradors can easily reach 90+ pounds.
You'll never find a more devoted, loyal, and friendly dog (did I just say that to a bunch of dog lover? Oops!) You guys surely know that I love, love, love ALL dogs, right? But Retrievers hold a special place in my heart because of their love for water and activity. It's just a good match for my passions.
Another common characteristic of a Retriever is their receptive nature with other pets. Just about any dog you bring home as a companion will be quickly enfolded into the pack, even cats and rabbits.
Highly trainable, Retrievers are wonderful swimming and hiking companions, and excel at obedience events as well as many other sports. Tanner is a Fetching maniac!
If you, like my family, enjoy the spirit of an active, fun dog that loves to show its affection, I hope you will consider adopting or fostering one of the 250 Labs that have been taken in by A New Beginning. You can view some of their photos and bios at the link.
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