Characteristics and personality of the Labrador retriever dog breed


I have a labrador puppy and on February 3 he will turn 5 months, and I have a doubt of weight and size because the people that I meet on the street tell me that they see him small for his age, weighs 11.5 kilos. The veteran says that it's okay, that's why I don't worry so much either but I don't know how your pups were at that age?

Re: weight and size of labrador of 5 months # 8748030

First and foremost, male or female?

If it serves as a reference. Lúa, with 4 months and a half, weighed 12 kilos (I had to weigh her to see if I was admitted to the hotel where we went on vacation)

Anyway. Don't get obsessed with what anyone tells you. Pay attention to your veterinarian and observe the puppy. That the ribs are felt to the touch, but that they are not marked excessively in sight.

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Re: weight and size of labrador of 5 months # 8748030

First and foremost, male or female?

If it serves as a reference. Lúa, with 4 months and a half, weighed 12 kilos (I had to weigh her to see if I was admitted to the hotel where we went on vacation)

Anyway. Don't get obsessed with what anyone tells you. Pay attention to your veterinarian and observe the puppy. That the ribs are felt to the touch, but that they are not marked excessively in sight.

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Re: weight and size of 5 month labrador # 8748031

thanks for the answer cati,

He is male, and no, the truth is that I do not worry too much, he is not thin, he is very well proportioned and you almost see him grow at times and the truth is that with the opinion of the go I already stayed calm.

It was simply to know opinions and experiences.

Re: weight and size of 5 month labrador # 8748032

I have my labrador puppy (female) of 2 months and 2 weeks and weighs already 12.5 kg.
His name is Milú and if you want you can see his photos in the album ("Milu")
Do not think that she is fat is that she is very big. According to the vet it will be bigger than normal. uyuyuy. My husband and I are already shaking. hehehe
I don't know how tall he is now.

Maria Jose + Milú

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If the vet has told you that it is okay, it is because it is and its constitution and weight will be correct.

Mine is that a horse is made, but it is great as its parents were, it depends on the farmer, the line etc.

There are smaller farmers and there are larger, wider and thinner, do not worry, it is also young, the farmers stop growing more or less by what I have read a year and something, then they are making shape or widening.

Look the other day a girl asked me how much time mine was, because hers was smaller with the same age, that's why. Each one is each one, what you have to do is that your weight is in line with your complexion.

I will show you photos so you can see mine as it is, I hope to see yours too. a hug.

Re: Weight in Labradors? # 8773636

Good Miguel, you are following the instructions of your veterinarian and breeder, therefore the veterinarian has told you that the dog is fine, so don't worry, it's okay

I do not have a board right now, but come on, a labrador dog that does not reach two months, at most it would be in the four five at most and being a very large copy, of course never 15 or 20 kilos, but Come on, the tables are only indicative, but never real, each specimen can grow at its own pace and with its weight, to know if it is good or bad weight, that will only be told by the veterinarian, and has already told you that it is well ,,

Bone this is your weight, quiet,

The green color of their eyes, some standards see it as disqualifying, but it is normal in brown farmers, and does not carry any physical problems,

Bone, keep feeding her as until now that she has no problem with her dog, take advantage now that it will soon grow,

Take advantage of all early stimulation, socialization and everything ,, leave nothing for when you are older ,,

Re: Weight in Labradors? # 8773638

Ayla at two months weighed 7.5 and was a little chubby, with a little diet, at 2.5 months she still weighed 7.5.
Now with three months he weighs 9 and is fine.
It all depends on when they give the lugs. The vet is the one who knows and if he has told you that he is well, I would not worry.

By the way, a brown dog with green eyes, must be the ligona of the neighborhood, right? Let's see if you put a picture!

Re: Weight in Labradors? # 8773639

To be honest I think it weighs very, very little! At that age I should weigh about 8 kg or so.

The weight tables are indicative, as you have been told, since it depends on the specimen, if it is taller or shorter, thicker or thinner, but 3.5 kg with 9 weeks is very little.

If you don't look at this comparison chart (don't trust, since NO IS 100% RELIABLE)

3 12 12.7
4 16 16.8
5 19.5 20.1
6 22.5 22.7
7 25 25
8 26.8 26.9
9 28.4 28.7
10 29.5 30.2
11 30.3 31.6
12 31 32.8
13 31.5 33.5
14 32 34

Re: Weight in Labradors? # 8773641

I will repeat myself a little but. It all depends on the type of your labrador as they have told you. That is higher, lower, or their parents are, but the truth and I think that many will share my opinion, is that veterinarians should not know this breed because they are obstinate in leaving them so thin that they look like greyhounds and are farmers. I have seen workmen working at the height of mine that might weigh half, but they were HORROROUS. They were like greyhounds but without being as pretty as they were. I also give you the examples of my puppies that with just 20 days already exceed 2 kg in weight. Of course, it is not about getting fat by getting fat, because if you do not have enough structure or bone, it will seem fat without more instead of compact.
A big Russian of which we all have in mind two meters high by two meters wide can weigh 160 kg without disheveled and instead a pygmy would not reach that weight for more than comma and both are of the human race. hehehe


In general, retrievers are excellent family dogs, as long as you keep in mind that they need to exercise and receive training. They are dogs bred to work and work hard, and they love to be assigned tasks, especially rescue

Labradors tend to get along well with other dogs, other pets and children, provided the training has attenuated their natural exuberance. They are strong dogs and need some training in obedience from a very early age to prevent them from dragging their owners down the street when they see fit.

Given their energetic nature, those who are left alone or do not practice enough exercise can adopt destructive behaviors by biting, digging and barking excessively.

Many farmers are especially energetic dogs, while others "flatten" completely from a very young age. The nibbling can be a problem, because they have an oral fixation as a result of their strong rescue instinct, so it is helpful to have toys for biting, training and exercise.


Obviously, the farmers have multiple adorable features that make them very popular. They are intelligent and quite easy to train, partly because of their desire to work with people. They are good eaters and may be overweight if they do not exercise and their food portions are not adjusted according to their need. Labradors are excellent family dogs because they love the company, so they feel sad when they are in booths or remote areas.

Labradors tend to be protectors with their families and homes, although they also tend to welcome visitors with joy. They can also end up being teethers and destroyers if they don't receive the right toys and guidance. Labradors can nibble on people, and the solution is often simply to give them a toy that they can take with them so that they have a full mouth. They are very strong dogs and early training is necessary to get a dog that walks pleasantly on a leash.

The wonderful double layer of hair that keeps the heat of the farmer when working in icy waters also makes this breed the queen of molts. Normally, a quick toilet a week is sufficient, but in a time of change a daily toilet is necessary. The amount of exercise they need varies depending on their usefulness: field dogs can run all day, while exposure dogs only need moderate exercise.

At the beginning of the 19th century, some "multifunction" dogs used in North America (mainly in Canada) by hunters were sent to England. Many of these water dogs were of the Newfoundland type, but the smaller ones used to be designated as St. John's dogs. In England, the breed developed and improved (probably with contributions of straight-haired retrievers) until it became the breed we recognize today.

As specified by its name (retriever means ‘recuperator’ or ‘rescuer’), labradors retrievers were raised and selected for their outstanding rescue capabilities, especially in the water. They have worked as fellow duck hunters in all kinds of conditions and climates. His intelligence and desire to work as a companion of man has earned him many other tasks. At present, the farmers stand out as support dogs and guide dogs, family pets, military trail dogs, customs and special body dogs for wildfires, search and rescue dogs, as well as companions for hunting and working dogs .

The good character of this breed has catapulted it to the number one of the American popularity charts, a position it intends to keep. Despite their fame as indoor pets, they are also found outside the houses. Always remember that farmers are water dogs by nature, and from a very young age puppies show a strong desire to carry things with them and a strong attraction for water, even for puddles.

Re: weight and size of 5 month labrador # 8748033

hello my puppy is also 5 months old on February 3? what a coincidence. Won't it be from Elche? Well, I'll tell you. mine weighs 20 kilos and the truth is that it is getting bigger, the veterinarian told us that their growth was normal, since these dogs grow large and more if they are male. 11 weighed two and a half months. If I tell you the truth, I see it very little for the age of 11.50 kilos. Do you have pedrigri, but if the veterinarian has said yes, do I think it's weird because 5 months have to be taking shape and you have to gain weight in your right measure.
Look I also have a cocker and now he is a little less tall than the labrador and he is very short because he is 13 years old and weighs 11 kilos, if you want to see how my dog ​​was called Mario there is a post out there, he leaves when he was two months and a half and weighed that 11 kilos and this little one then leaves already with 4 months.

What does it mean for a pet to have the ideal weight and size?

For pets, especially dogs, it is relevant that the owner helps you maintain the ideal weight. Since suffering from obesity or malnutrition has serious consequences In animal health.

These, like men, are affected by the imbalance of their body weight. They may even suffer from diseases such as:

  • Diabetes.
  • Broken ligaments
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Cardiovascular diseases.
  • Hypertension.
  • Arthritis.
  • Problems in reproduction.
  • Liver diseases.

A common problem is that dogs suffer from obesity. This is because the comforts of the owners are transformed into sedentary lives and poor food for pets. Today we will teach you to know what the ideal weight of the Labrador Retriever is.

A sedentary lifestyle in animals generates stress, irritability, metabolic problems, etc. So if your dog weighs about 15% above average, it's time to take him to a consultation with the veterinarian to regulate his weight and size.

Labrador retriever in perfect shape

What is the ideal weight of a 1 year old labrador

The Labrador Retriever belongs to the classification of large breeds. This does not mean that its size is giant.

At 12 months this dog is still a labrador retriever puppy. Depending on the conditions of the place where you live and how you grew up you can mature faster. Maturity is reached around 18 months.

However, at one year of life it can reach the weight of an adult. According to sex, the ideal average is:

  • Male Labrador Weight: You must weigh between 27 and 40 kilos in adulthood.
  • Female Labrador Weight: Their weight varies between 25 and 35 kilos when they reach adulthood. Labadores de Abantueso, have little tendency to obesity because they have been selected for their athletic and sporty appearance. Despite this, you must be very attentive and control your weight.

If you look at your pet from above, you should see how his waist is defined. This should not be very wide. It is normal to see the ribs a little or define the place where they are. However, the bones that make them up should not be detailed, since we would be in the presence of malnutrition.

In general, it is important to be attentive to the physical standards of pets. This way you can determine in a simple way if your dog leaves the average of its ideal weight. If you notice any imbalance in these characteristics, go to the veterinarian to tell you what to do about it. This information will help you know what the ideal weight of a puppy labrador is.

Labrador retriever

Facial features

It has a broad skull whose fronto-nasal depression is very limited. His cheeks are thin and the maxillary distance is medium, this part stands out for being strong and not sharp. Its snout and nose are soft but wide and it has developed nostrils.

His ears are short and hang from his head but do not weigh. It has medium eyes that reflect friendship and intelligence. His eyes are usually brown or hazelnut.

The bite is scissor-shaped and has strong, healthy and complete teeth. Your maxillary control is such that you can pick up items without damaging them.

Labrador retriever dog in the mountain

Body features

His forelimbs are straight and strong. It has long and inclined scapulae. The later ones are also well developed, however, they have no inclination towards the tail. Its rear joints have well-marked angles. It has round feet, collected with fingers together.

Its tail is characteristic of this breed, it is born thick and is profiled at the tip. It is medium and has no fringes, the hair that covers it is equal to the whole body: short, strong and abundant ..

Like weight, this depends on the sex of the Labrador Retriever. The females reach a height that goes from 54 to 56 centimeters approximately. In males, the average is 56 to 57 centimeters high.

Labrador retriever dog among rocks