Is the Labrador Retriever a healthy breed?

Labradors are generally a healthy breed but are prone to eye problems, ear infections and Hip displaysia. Eye problems may be as simple as conjunctivitis from debris getting in the eyes due to loose lids or serious as Cataracts or Retinal Dysplasia which can cause blindness. A responsible breeder will have the pups tested prior to selling them and will give a health guarantee. Most of this is purely genetic and a result of over breeding. Ear infections is a result of floppy ears and can easily be avoided by keeping the ears clean and dry.