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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever: Origin, Personality, Training

(Lab, Labrador)

Group: AKC sporting, Gun Dog

Also known as: American Labrador, English Labrador

Ranking: 1 in KCGB

About Labrador Retriever

Country of Origin, History of the Breed

The Labrador retriever is originally from Newfoundland Canada and was brought to England in the early 1800s. The dog was once known as “St. John's Dogs”, and is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. The dog is not from the Labrador Islands. These dogs were used as retrievers of fish that fell off the hooks of fishermen in the icy waters around Canada and also helped to haul in swimming lines and fishing nets. They are known as strong swimmers and small enough to haul small two-man boats. The dog breed may have been influenced by several breeds of dogs from France, Portugal and the native Indians of Canada.

Description of the Dog

The Labrador is a muscular and solid dog; he is slightly longer than he is tall. They have a slight water resistant double coat. The Labrador has a broad head and fake nose in the eyes are chestnut or hazel and the ears are medium pendant sized ears. They have an Otter Tail that estate near the body and tapers near the end. The feet are webbed are for swimming.

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