Friday, May 27, 2011

Labrador Retrievers

The gentle, intelligent and family-friendly Labrador Retriever from Canada continues to be the most popular breed in the United States, according to AKC® registration statistics

  • Sporting Group; AKC recognized in 1917.

  • Average size: from 55 to 75 pounds

  • Outgoing and devoted companions; Water dog

  • The Labrador Retriever coat colors are black, yellow and chocolate. Any other color or a combination of colors is a disqualification in AKC shows.

    Did you know?

    • The Labrador Retriever did not come from Labrador, but from Newfoundland.
    • In England, no Labrador can become a bench show champion unless it has a working certificate also.
    • The Labrador Retriever is one of the prime breeds selected as guide and rescue dogs.
    • The original Labrador gradually died out in Newfoundland on account of a heavy dog tax which, with the English quarantine law, practically stopped importation of the dogs into England. Therefore, many Labs were interbred with other types of retrievers, although fortunately the Labrador characteristics predominated until fanciers wrote up an anti-interbreeding law.

    Labrador Retriever Club, Inc.
    Secretary : Mary Feazell
    Address: 1221 Hidden Cove Ct, Granbury, TX , 76049

    The best way to ensure a long and happy relationship with a purebred dog is to purchase from a responsible breeder. While the AKC does not endorse or recommend specific breeders they do offer resources for finding a breeder.

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