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Meet Boycie

Labrador Retriever, 2 years old

🏠 Suburbs dog
🍼 Lives with children

My favourite thing about Boycie is...

Boycie makes us smile and laugh everyday. He is loyal, loving and a real character. He loves to sleep on the sofa and rest his head on you. He adores our grandchildren, and any other human in his life. He loves a good scratch but most of all being a typical Lab he loves food. He really is such a loving gentle soul.

The biggest challenge with Boycie is...

Boycie is our second Lab. Labradors are big shedders, and even though we were prepared; I think we had blanked out how much Labs shed, so be prepared. Labradors are very trainable as they are food orientated, even though he’s very chilled indoors;; it has taken a lot of training to reign in his excitement with seeing other dogs. He is getting there, but you have to be committed to ongoing training

The most surprising thing about owning a Labrador Retriever is...

Labradors are people dogs, they love company; they will if they can follow you everywhere. Labs shed a lot of hair so be prepared.Labradors are extremely powerful, especially on the end of a lead, so training is a must. Labradors would eat and eat, they never feel full, so you must be careful with their weight, and not give in to those puppy dog eye's.

What I wish I’d known about Labrador Retrievers is...

Boycie is our second Labrador, so we were a little more prepared. Our first Lab was diagnosed with hip dysplasia at six months. I was much more guarded with Boycie, he wasn’t allowed to jump on and off the sofa, no stairs and the five minute rule for walks. Luckily we have not had any problems with his hips. As Labradors are big dogs, be prepared for the expense.

Did you know?

Originally, Labrador Retrievers worked with fishermen and were bred to bring back fish-laden nets. 

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