About the Labrador Retriever
Disclaimer: I love dogs in general but the Labrador retriever is my breed of choice. So if some of this sounds a little bias it is because it is. I presently own a chocolate Labrador female and a male yellow Labrador.
The Labrador retriever is the most popular dog breed according to dog club registrations in the United State, Canada and United Kingdom for about two decades now (2011). Labrador retrievers are an incredible breed that can be trained to do almost anything. Originally bred to retrieve fishing nets around the east coast of Canada they have thick coats and web feet to help with these chores. Today Labradors or Labs are used for guide dogs, other assistance work, police work and function well in almost any dog sporting event. A most popular use of these dogs is for hunting and a newer breed of the Labrador has been developed in the US and is known as the American Field Lab. Labs are athletic, full of energy, protective while still being gentle around children making them a great family pet. [Read more…]