Labradors are most well-known for their affectionate, loyal and loving nature, making them a frequent favourite with families. They are often good with new places, and are usually both human- and dog-friendly.
Their super-friendly personality and desire to please can mean Labradors get branded as ‘dopey’ or ‘daft’. In fact, Labradors are anything but. Labrador retrievers are consistently rated in the top 10 most intelligent dog breeds. This means that they require a lot of stimulation and social interaction to keep their minds active. It also means they are great for training,
As well as being gentle and intelligent, Labradors are also very high energy and tend to do everything with a huge amount of vigour. This means that, despite a very soft and loving personality, they might be unsuitable for a home with very small children or anyone frail, as they can be prone to excitable accidents!