About the American Field Labrador
A varietal of the traditional Labrador or what is known as the “English” or “show” Labrador is the American Field Labrador retriever. The American field Labrador is bred to be taller, thinner, more sleek for running through fields and swimming while waterfowl hunting.
While the English Labrador is the standard that the breed is judged against the American Kennel Club is making adjustments to the judging standards to accept Labs of taller stature. While not judged as a breed on its own the American Labrador excels on field and trial, agility and obedience competitions. They are, after all, still full blooded Labrador retrievers. [Read more…]