Labrador retriever is one of the most popular dogs in the world. There is a widespread opinion that the Labrador retriever originates from the island of Newfoundland, where the fishermen grew dogs similar to Retrievers, who helped fishermen pull nets and collect the fish jumping out of nets. Much later, these dogs were used for hunting. This deft dog with mental stability has excellent flair, passionately loves the water and is easily adapts to a variety of conditions.
The first Labrador Retriever Club was founded in 1916, and then the yellow Labradors in 1925. Nowadays, Labrador retrievers are popular all over the world. They are grown as family dogs, but their purpose is very versatile – they can also work as rescue dogs, drugs and explosives hunters and guides for the blind.
Labrador retriever is a dog of great temperament. It likes to move, to swim. Easily adjust to various environment, is devoted to his master and very affectionate. It is very intelligent, easy to train a dog. This dog is obedient, eager to please as much as possible to its master. Peaceful by nature, he does not show aggression or excessive shyness. They are very friendly, docile, intelligent, obedient, loving children, on well with other dogs and animals.
A strong physique, active, and it prevents their obesity. Skull is broad, deep and broad chest and ribs. The nose is wide, nostrils well developed, massive muzzle. Jaws of medium length, strong teeth. Eyes of medium size, brown or light brown. Ears are close to each other, grew more to the dorsal part. The neck is strong. The hair of tail is short, but enough dense. Shoulders are long and strong.
The coat is short, dense, unruffled and lint-free, relatively cool for the touch. Resistant to climate change. There may be black, yellow (light cream to the brown fox) or chocolate color. It can be found a small white spot on the chest. Fur does not need special care. Suitable for both flat and family houses.
This breed’s dogs are prone to hip dysplasia.
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