Breed Profile - The Labrador Retriever


The origins of the Labrador are as a substitute obscure but two styles of dog had been recognized in Newfoundland - a large heavy canine used to drag boats into land and a lighter, smoother lined variety utilized by fisherman to retrieve sport and fish. They were both known as Newfoundland dogs and it was no longer till 1812 that the larger breed turned into referred to as Newfoundlands, and the smaller because the lesser Newfoundland or Labrador. In 1814 Labradors were taken to England wherein, in a ebook 'Instructions to Young Sportsmen', the breed became described as 'by means of a ways the best for each kind of shooting'.


An adaptable and dedicated companion with a kindly nature, Labradors without difficulty adopt the position of kid's playmate or aged people pet. The keenness to learn and willingness to delight make the Labrador a super desire as a guide dog for the blind. The puppies are positioned with a circle of relatives for the first 365 days of their life and then return to the Guide Dog School for an extensive training route. After graduation the dog is matched with a like minded proprietor and devotes itself to the protection of its owner.


The first rate sense of odor possessed via Labradors, coupled with their eagerness and agility, makes them appropriate as bomb detection or drug sniffer puppies. These puppies are educated to detect sure substances and, by means of their behaviour, alert their handlers. To the dog it is all one big sport of 'conceal and are looking for', even though within the case of bomb detection dogs they store many lives.

Physical traits:

The tail may be very thick at the bottom, of medium period and gradually tapering to the tip, densely covered with short, thick hair giving a characteristic 'otter' tail. The head is wide with medium sized brown eyes expressing intelligence and good mood and ears putting close to the pinnacle.


Although the Labrador is typically called the 'golden' Labrador, the color is officially known as 'yellow' and stages from mild cream thru to a pink fox shade. Other permissible colors are black, liver or chocolate.


The coat is a distinct characteristic - brief, dense without wave or feathering and with a reasonably hard feel and a climate resistant undercoat.


A strongly built dog with a large and deep chest, the everyday peak is fifty six - fifty seven cm for men, and 54 - 56 cm for females.

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