How Many Puppies Do Labrador Retrievers Have In Each Litter?

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The number of puppies in each litter of Labrador Retrievers can vary. Some litters will contain only one puppy, but some can contain as many as 15. The average size of a Labrador Retriever's litter is between six and nine puppies.

Labrador Retrievers are a very popular dog and are the most registered breed of dog in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. They are extremely good assistance dogs and can also be used to provide protection by police and other officials for their detection abilities.

The average life span of a Labrador Retriever is 12 years,  they grow to as big as 63 cm in height and can weigh as much as 60 kg. They have a short, smooth coat of hair and are normally black, dark brown or yellow in colour. The temperament of a Labrador Retriever is classed as kind and outgoing. They have a strong sense of smell and can follow the path of a scent to its origin.

The dogs are excellent family dogs and can gently hold objects in their mouths, such as eggs, without breaking them. This makes them ideal pets for families with children. A Labrador reaches maturity at three years of age, and the breed is not classed as noisy or territorial. They are a popular selection for use as guide dogs, because of their strong sense of smell, and their temperament. The breed is also used in lifesaving, hunting and disabled-assistance.

There are a number of famous Labradors. Endal, a British service dog that won the PDSA Gold Medal for Animal Gallantry and Devotion to Duty was the first dog to use an ATM chip and pin machine unaided. Lucky and Flo were twin counterfeit detection dogs who sniffed out 2 million counterfeit DVDs and received Malaysia's Outstanding service award.
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The average size of a Lab's litter is 7-12 puppies. Although it is possible for a female Lab to have only 3 or 4 in her first litter.
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My yellow lab had 10 puppies her first litter. (5 males and 5 females; 1 black and 4 chocolates (males) 1 chocolate and 4 blacks (female). Shes Is now pregnant with her second litter and we are hopping for 10-12 puppies! :)
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Hi well my yellow bitch was 2yr old When we bred her with our yellow male, She had 9 puppies  for her first litter 6 boys and 3 girls all were very healthy pups, I know several labrador owners and you tend to find an average litter is between 6-10 x
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My Lab had 9 puppies
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Labrador Retrievers are very friendly, intelligent and obedient dogs. Due to these attributes, these are very good service, assistance or guide dogs. These dogs are also very good family dogs.

These dogs are medium to large size with a height of 22-24 inches at shoulders. Average life span is 8-10 years. They can be of black, yellow and chocolate brown colors.  Average litter size of these dogs is 8.
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Mine had 9 in her 1st litter, and has just had her 2nd today.  This litter has only 5...   Should I be worried or is this norma??
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My 5 yr old lab had her first litter, however she only had one. Is there advantages or disadvantages to first litter puppies and could there be something wrong with the puppy being only one?
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My chocolate lab is only a year and a half old, and another lab, accidently got at her, if she is pregnant is she to young? Will anything bad happen to her?
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I have a 12 year old golden lab which I recently cot mating. This will be her second litter if she has fallen pregnant and her health isn't the greatest. Is she too old too to have pups?

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