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Yukon - Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption
Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-72397
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Date Listed: 03/17/2017
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Breed: Labrador Retriever
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Yukon

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/17/2017
Location: Denton, TX 75261
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Tags: Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX, USA
Physical Attributes
Eye Color Brown
Ear Type Droopy
Tail Type Long
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required Any Type
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Fetch
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Swim
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Even-Tempered
  • Gentle
  • Goofy
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever. You won’t find sweeter chocolate than this! Yukon is a 4-year-old chocolate Lab with a history. Yukon joined our program a year ago after being hit by a car and left to suffer from his injuries. His outward wounds healed but the bone fractures and muscle damage remained, making walking painful and difficult. He has since undergone two corrective orthopedic surgeries, one to repair a hip and another to repair knee muscles, as well as extensive physical therapy. Yukon now moves comfortably and enthusiastically! Watching Yukon play, you would never know he once lived in constant pain. He loves to run, play ball and go for walks. But he’s not always a dog of action; he is also a world-class napper! He loves his dog bed and has been seen sneaking onto the couch to cuddle. Yukon just wants to be close to his people and loves physical affection. He’ll lean against your legs, step on your feet and give love nudges when seeing you after a long absence (like returning from the next room). He does great with children, gets along well with other dogs, large and small, and even likes cats! He’s as sweet as they come!

Labrador Retriever

A.K.A. : Labrador, Lab
Overview: The Labrador Retriever is probably America's favorite dog. He is playful (well into his adult years) and is often seen as a lifelong friend.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): male: 65-80, female: 55-70
Height (in): male: 22-24, female: 21-23
Colors: Solid black, yellow, or chocolate.
Coat: It should be short, straight and very dense, giving a fairly hard feeling to the hand. The Labrador should have a soft, weather-resistant undercoat. A slight wave down the back is permissible.
Character: Labrador Retrievers are obedient, sociable, and affectionate. Loyal dogs, they have a very playful nature ' even into adulthood.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets. They are not considered to be great watch dogs, however.
Care: The Labrador Retriever requires weekly brushing, though twice weekly brushing is needed during times of shedding.
Training: This breed learns very quickly and is always eager to please. Training is quite easy.
Activity: The Labrador Retriever can easily adapt to the exercise level of your family, but actually needs a lot of exercise, including long walks and field sports.
Country of Origin: Canada
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and other eye disorders.
Life Expectancy: 10-12

More About Labrador Retriever Breed
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