The Labrador Retriever, according to the American Kennel Club, is the most popular dog in America. Some of the reasons why this breed is so popular is because of the breeds temperament. They are intelligent, eager to please, nonaggressive, and outgoing. They are a perfect family dog for almost any home.
This breed comes in a few different coat colorations including black, chocolate, and yellow. They can also have white markings. Their coats are thick water repellant double layer that keeps them warm when in harsh, cold, wet environments.
The Lab’s head is broad, and their eyes are kind. Their thick tail is almost always wagging with eagerness to please their human and family. They love a good game of fetch, going on swims, and going on runs and walks with their family in the park or out in the wilderness.
Origin of the Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever originated in the early 1800s in Newfoundland as a fisherman’s companion and duck retriever. This breed came to be known for their swimming abilities, utilizing their otter like tail and their webbed toes to swim the frigid waters of the Northern Atlantic to help fishermen bring in fish from the trawl.
Is a Labrador Retriever right for me?
If your breed of choice is the Labrador Retriever. You will soon understand why it is considered the number one breed in America. Its sweet face and lovable disposition is perfect for families looking for a medium to large sized dog.
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