The Labrador Retriever was bred to be both a friendly companion and a useful working dog breed. Historically, he earned his keep as a fisherman’s helper: hauling nets, fetching ropes, and retrieving fish from the chilly North Atlantic. Today’s Labrador Retriever is as good-natured and hard working as his ancestors, and he’s America’s most popular breed. These days the Lab works as a retriever for hunters, assistance dog to the handicapped, show competitor, and search and rescue dog, among others.
Kind, Outgoing, Agile, Gentle, Intelligent, Even Tempered, Trusting
|Adult Weight||50-80 lbs (23.0-36.3 kg)|
|Adult Height||20-26 in (50.8-66.0 cm)|
|Life Expectancy||10 – 14 years|