This breed likely doesn’t need an introduction. Chances are you either own, or have owned, a Labrador Retriever. Or you’ve got a friend or family member who does.
Commonly known as ‘Labs’, these delightful, friendly and extremely fun-loving dogs are the most most popular dog breed in North America. According to the American Kennel Club, Labs have been the number one dog in the U.S for the last 16 years!
As their name suggests, Labs are a type of retriever. Just like their cousins, the ‘Golden Retrievers’, Labs are part of the Gun Dog group. They were bred to retrieve game and waterfowl for hunters.
Labs are fairly large dogs with a sturdy, athletic build. Their coats are usually yellow, black or Chocolate. They are also very intelligent dogs, and have a mild-mannered, easygoing temperament. We’ve had many Lab clients over the years and they have all had wonderful personalities.