"I'll Get There When I Get There": Is This the Laziest Lab Ever?

Posted by Paige Cerulli

Labs are known for their enthusiastic game of fetch, but this puppy's attempt at fetch just might qualify him as the laziest Lab ever.

You've seen the photos and videos of Labs eagerly racing after balls and toys, leaping into the air to catch them as dramatically as possible. The Labrador Retriever is known for its athleticism, and its love of retrieving is right in the breed's name, after all. If there's one dog breed that's bred to play fetch, it's the Lab.

Unfortunately this puppy doesn't seem to have gotten the memo. His reaction to a game of fetch is a bit...let's say lackluster. Still, you can't help but love this cute (and lazy) Lab pup. Take a look at this fun video!


It's possible that this puppy just hasn't quite figured out how fun fetch can be yet, though it looks like she has the process down. Maybe she's just tired? Or maybe she simply doesn't love retrieving all that much.

If you ever notice that your puppy or dog suddenly lacks her usual energy or enthusiasm, this could be an important indication that your dog is sick. Dogs who don't feel well often act subdued, but if your dog acts lethargic, she'll need to be seen by a vet. Unexplained lethargy can indicate any number of potential illnesses or problems which should be treated right away.

Of course, some dogs are just lazier than others. If you have a particularly lazy pup, it's important to make sure that he still gets exercise in daily in order to keep him healthy and to prevent weight gain. Before assuming that your dog is just lazy, though, it's still a good idea to have a vet do a full workup to make sure that there's no health issue at the root of his low energy.

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"I'll Get There When I Get There": Is This the Laziest Lab Ever?