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Labrador Retriever

Purebred Dog Breed

Description

The Labrador Retriever is a strongly built, medium-sized, short-coupled, dog possessing a sound, athletic, well-balanced conformation that enables it to function as a retrieving gun dog; the substance and soundness to hunt waterfowl or upland game for long hours under difficult conditions; the character and quality to win in the show ring; and the temperament to be a family companion

Coloring

Black, Yellow and Chocolate.

Temperament

The disposition for the Labrador Retriever is one of a kindly, outgoing, tractable nature. The Labrador has much that appeals to people; his gentle ways, eager to please attitude, intelligence and adaptability make him an ideal dog.

Origin

Labrador Retrievers originated in the mid to late 15th century. Originally they were bred to assist fisherman in bringing nets to shore; they would jump into the water and grab the floating cork in the water and swim them in.

Care Level

Easy

petkey™ Breed Statistics

# Registered Pets 44828
Males 23619 (52.69 %)
Females 21209 (47.31 %)
Microchip Count 36640 (81.73 %)
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