Could a Labrador Retriever Swim in a Steady River?

I am thinking of getting a Labrador Retriever and i know they love water but in my town there is no lake or non-moving water around here, only a river. And i am not sure if a Labrador Retriever can stand rivers that go at about one to maybe 2 mph. So what can a Labrador Retriever swim in rivers?

It depends on the dog’s fitness. Labradors are quiet good swimmers, so just give it a go in shallow water, if he can’t stand the current then it probably isn’t a good idea.
Cheers

3 Responses to “Could a Labrador Retriever Swim in a Steady River?”

  1. x Mwah x says:

    i dont take the risk
    if they drown thats the end
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  2. Seb says:

    It depends on the dog’s fitness. Labradors are quiet good swimmers, so just give it a go in shallow water, if he can’t stand the current then it probably isn’t a good idea.
    Cheers
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  3. dmbasdoorknb says:

    yes, but you must give him some kind of flotation device. so that if he gets tired he can rest.
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