The AKC describes the Labrador Retriever Dog Temperament as a kind. Friendly, sociable and treatable Labradors sense of smell that enables them to improve in almost every scent and follow the path of its origin. In general, stay on track until you meet. Labradors enjoy instinctively hold objects and even hands or arms in the mouth that can be done with great gentleness (a Labrador can carry an egg in his mouth without breaking). Also known to have a very soft in the mouth as a result of being bred to retrieve game such as waterfowl. They are prone to chewing objects (though they can be trained for this). The Labrador Retriever's coat repels water to some extent, which facilitates the widespread use of the dog in waterfowl hunting.
Labradors have a reputation for being a very close race and an excellent family dog. This includes a good reputation with children of all ages and other animals. Some lines, particularly those that were created specifically for their expertise in the field work (and not by their appearance) are particularly fast and athletic. His sound is fun and lack of fear may require training and firm handling at times to make sure it does not slip from the hand of an adult without control can be very problematic. Females can be a bit 'more independent than males. Labradors mature at around three years, before this time can have a considerable degree of dog-like energy, often mistaken for hyperactivity. Thanks to their enthusiasm, leash training is suggested from the outset to avoid playing the adult. Farmers often enjoy retrieve a ball endlessly and other forms of activity (such as agility, frisbee, or centrifugal).
Although sometimes the bark of noise, especially noise from an unseen source ("alarm bark"), farmers are not generally noisy or territorial. They are generally very tolerant and trusting with strangers, and therefore are not usually suitable as guard dogs.
Labradors have a well-known reputation for appetite, and some individuals may be highly indiscriminate, eating digestible and non-food objects alike. They are persistent and persuasive to ask for food. For this reason, the Labrador owner must carefully control the intake / food for your dog to avoid obesity and associated health problems (see below).
The steady temperament of Labrador and their ability to learn make it an ideal breed for search and rescue, detection and treatment. They are a very intelligent breed. Ranked # 7 in Stanley Coren have the intelligence of dogs. The AKC describes the race as an ideal family and dog sports. Its main function work in the field continues to be a hunting dog.