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    Hey guys!

    I've done plenty of research of the labradors and have concluded that they are one of the top choices for my lifestyle. However, the thing I have noticed is that they are friendly to everyone (which is a good thing). I am also kind of looking for a companion that is loyal, essentially like a GSD?

    Does anyone know if a lab is loyal? Or generally friendly to anyone with a treat?

    Thanks guys!

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    they are a mix of both. they will bond strongly to their family but will be friendly to everyone.
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    They are loyal and loving and wonderful. I would feel like my life was incomplete without my labby. She is not my first. Most lab owners get more labs after having their first one. They can be difficult as puppies, and take some work, but are more than worth it. They make wonderful companions.
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    whoever feeds them owns them.

    you have to remember what they were bred for. they are a gentlemen's hunting dog. if you and I were hunting buddies and I couldn't go hunting with you this weekend, I could still send my dog with you since that's the way they are.



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    Our Sophie would go with someone else, but she would want to come home. She will get so sad when one of my son's hasn't been here in awhile, and if me or my husband leaves for a few hours, she watches out the window and after awile will sit by the door and grumble about it. When we get home, all we have to say is "Sophie, daddy's home" and she will fly in from even the back yard and head to the door. We can also say, "Sophie go look out the window" and like a flash she is in her chair looking out to see who's here.
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    I find them very loyal, they may be very friendly with almost everyone but they are also very smart. They know when someone or something is not right. They may follow a stranger for something tasty but want to come back to their family. I wouldn't not have a Lab!
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    What do you mean they form a bond? How do they treat the people with a bond differently?

    Also, I suppose they aren't very protective right?

    I apolgoize for an abundance of questions, just wanna do research before I get a puppy

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    All of the dogs I have had have been loyal - but Laura is right. My Labs would walk off with anyone I handed the leash to. My shepherds would not. Ever.

    But - this is not something that matters to me and the easiness of a Lab's temperament is really what I want in a dog now.
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    They know who "their people" are and bond more strongly - but i agree they would also walk away with someone happily at the same time, expecting you to be there when they get back.

    they are not known to be protective but some bark if something is "off" (someone walking in your yard at night) or bark if someone comes to the door but that's about it.
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    I have some weird labs....
    ~It doesn't matter how smart the dog is,it matters how smart the owner is.

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