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Hey guys,

So I am going to be doing a slightly different post today! I am going to be answering some of the internet’s most commonly asked questions about Labrador care!
Back Story: I have had Labradors for well over 3 years now, and they haven’t died yet LOL.

DISCLAIMER: All these opinions are my own, I am not saying I am right, I am just trying to inform people based on my own personal experience.

Before we start here are my 2 labradors!

Question 1: Do Labradors shed?

YES! The amount of shedding is unbelievable, well in my 2 labs case anyway.

Question 2: How much exercise do Labradors need?

There is not 1 answer to this. It all depends on the individual dog. For my dogs, they get between an hour and fifteen to an hour and 45 on a normal day. This is not just walking though. They will be off lead mainly and they will do a mix of swimming, retrieving and walking! I would suggest for an adult lab at least an hour a day, ideally more,

Question 3: How much food do Labradors need?

Once again, depends on the dog. You have to take into consideration factors such as age, size and exercise.

For example, my older lab, Ruby has less than Prince because she is less active and naturally smaller. My dogs eat dry food with wet food sometimes. They get fed twice a day, breakfast and dinner.

Ruby gets a quarter to half a bowl at breakfast and then just over half for dinner.

Prince gets half to 3 quarters of a bowl in the morning and then 3/4 of a bowl in the evening.

A factor you have to take into consideration for my Labradors is they are naturally quite small for labradors.

Question 4: What are good about Labradors?

There are many things, but if I had to pick 2 it would be their friendliness and their playfulness. Obviously, every dog is unique though.

Question 5: How long can Labradors be left alone?

This all depends on the individual dog. For my dogs, the longest I would feel comfortable leaving them alone for is 4 hours. That all depends on the dog though. Some Labs might only be able to be left alone for an hour, while some can be left alone for 7 hours. Obviously, always make sure they have plenty of fresh water before leaving them alone, and if you have to be out for a long time, maybe arrange for someone to check on them halfway through.

Ok guys, so that’s it for this post! Hope you enjoyed it!

See you soon,

Ordinary Fab Girl🤍