HISTORY OF THE BREED
Labrador Retrievers were recognized in England as a Kennel Club breed in 1903 and first registered by the AKC in the United States of America in 1917. Labradors were originally called a St. John’s Dog or lesser Newfoundland dog.
The Labrador Retriever started as a water dog in Newfoundland, a shipmate and duck retriever. Labradors are very versatile dogs and began their popularity in the 1800’s. They are well know for their outgoing and gentle personality. The breed is always eager to please and non aggressive toward humans and other animals. In 1991 the breed topped the charts as the most popular breed and has been in the #1 spot ever since.
Labradors can be food hogs and will eat everything in sight if given the chance. Proper exercise is required to to release their energy and maintain a healthy weight, playing fetch will also satisfy their need to retrieve. Labradors are known to be lap dogs, wanting to be where ever you are. They love to cuddle and be close to their owners and require much needed attention. Labradors are great with small children especially growing up with them and will be great protectors of your family.
Weather your looking for a Chocolate, yellow or black lab they all have one thing in common, they are lovable additions to any family who are willing to put in the proper time needed for this breed. Weather your looking to raise a hunting dog, a show dog or even a companion make sure you do your research on the breed and can dedicate your time to the new addition to your family.