Labrador Retriever Information and Pictures

October 15, 2013 – 12:35 pm

two Labrador Retrievers
  • Height:21-24 inches
  • Weight:55-80 pounds
  • Lifespan:55-80 pounds
  • Group:AKC Sporting Group
  • Best suited for:Families with children, active singles and seniors, houses with yards, farms/rural areas
  • Temperament:Intelligent, easygoing, happy, gentle
  • Comparable Breed:Golden Retriever, Irish Setter

Labrador Retrievers are among the most popular dog breeds out there today. Loyal, easy to get along with, and easy to train, these retrievers could be considered a neighborhood classic all around the United States and even in other parts of the world. But what exactly makes them such popular, well-respected dogs… and does a strong breed always mean that a Labrador Retriever will be the right dog for you?

But what exactly makes them such popular, well-respected dogs… and does a strong breed always mean that a Labrador Retriever will be the right dog for you?

Origin

Canadian in decent, Labrador Retrievers originated in Newfoundland, having descended from the St. John’s Water Dog around the 16th century. The smaller versions of the St. John’s Water Dog were often used to retrieve as well as pull in fishing nets, giving this breed of dog a true working class background. Many people will observe that the personality of Labrador Retrievers is a strong indication of this background.

Descending from Portuguese, English, and Irish breeds, the Labrador Retriever could be considered a classic “blue-collar” dog not quite on par with some hunting dogs but certainly one of the more favorable “working” dog breeds available out there today. More recent history through previous centuries brought the Labrador Retriever back to England where it became a popular sporting and hunting dog.

Pedigree

As the Labrador Retriever descends from St. John’s Water Dogs, it certainly has a long way to trace its history and pedigree through the years, and is a direct descendant of popular European dogs throughout the High Middle Ages and onward. Although the Labrador Retriever was bred in the New World, it certainly has strong ties to other European breeds, though in the United States and the United Kingdom it has become perhaps the go-to breed in the world of registered pets.

Golden Retrievers are a separate breed from the Labrador but you’ll notice they share many common characteristics both physically and socially.

The Labrador Retriever can come in a few colors, including Yellow and Chocolate.

Food / Diet

Source: www.petguide.com


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So light cream.
I'm sure she's beautiful though :-)

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