Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in America. It is a highly versatile dog and can be used as a companion, show dog, sniffer, hunting dog, search and rescue dog etc. The origins of the dog breed are from Newfoundland. It was the traditional waterdog of the region, helping the fishermen as a duck retriever and as a companion of the fishermen. During the 1800s, the dog was spotted by the English nobles who visited Canada and was then carried back to England with them. During the second half of the 19th century, the breed was refined and standardized by the English breeders. Some of the key traits and characteristics of the Labrador Retriever are provided below:


Labrador Retriever is a mid-sized and strongly built dog. It is active and athletic which helps them to work as search and rescue dogs also. A healthy male dog can grow up to 24.5 inches and weigh between 65-80 pounds. It has a life expectancy of 10-12 years. They have dense and hard fur coat and come mostly in black, yellow and chocolate colors. The Labrador Retriever is a very friendly dog and socializes well with family members and other pets. It is an energetic dog which needs high-level of outdoor exercise to stay fit.