#10 Labrador Retrievers are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they are prone to health problems. Not all Labradors will get any or all of these diseases, but it is important to be aware of them when considering this breed.
#11 The loving Labrador needs to be around his family and is definitely not a backyard dog.
Left alone for too long is sure to tarnish his sacred reputation: A lonely, bored Labrador will dig, chew, and find other destructive ways to release his energy.
#12 Labradors show some variation in their activity level, but they all need physical and mental activity.
Daily 30-minute walks, a romp at the dog park, or games of tag are some ways to help your Labrador burn off its energy. However, a puppy should not be taken on long walks and only play for a few minutes at a time. Labrador Retrievers are known as "workaholics" and overwork themselves. It's up to you to finish the game and training sessions.