When animals pair up, certain patterns tend to emerge, based on each animal’s natural tendencies. For couples, a greater understanding of each other’s natural tendencies and communication styles is important, especially when it comes to dealing with deeply emotional subjects like money.

How Labradors get on with Labradors

Labrador & Labrador relationships are notable for their peace. Labradors are relaxed and patient who don't waste energy on trivial power struggles or concern with details. Many of the things that creates serious conflicts for other personality combinations hardly affects the Labrador-Labrador connection.

Labrador-Labrador combinations are very tolerant of each other and the world around them. They are flexible and accommodating. They allow for each other’s independent preferences (personal hobbies or work schedules) and dependence (they listen to each other’s concerns for hours). They recognise the importance of having a safe port in the storm of life. They are quietly accepting, see no need for great fanfare and live simply. They are satisfied with their lot.

The two elements this relationship combination struggles with are leadership and motivation. Neither are drawn to leadership or to planning and creating strong goals for the future. They also suffer more than any other combination from mutual self-doubt in their decision-making and personal capabilities. Consequently, they avoid decisions and do nothing and float above life’s hassles. This timidity leads to unhealthy compromises and makes them vulnerable to outside influences.

How to better communicate with a Labrador

  • Everyone loves to be flattered! This is even more effective when you flatter Labradors by acknowledging their particular needs. Labradors need to be allowed their own space, feel respected and to feel good inside.

  • Style-wise, Labradors like conversations to be friendly so show interest and express emotion.

  • If you want your partner to make changes or do something different, when asking Labradors, lay it out in advance, and explain how the change will benefit both them and you.