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Labrador Retriever

Friendly, gentle, intelligent and eager to please, the Labrador Retriever is an ideal hunting companion and family dog. Developed in 19th-century Newfoundland as a water dog, the Labrador Retriever has a stable temperament and a kindly, outgoing nature. He is highly adaptable and trainable and thrives with active owners. His dense, water-resistant coat sheds seasonally and needs regular grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
In 2011, the Labrador Retriever was the most popular dog breed in the U.S., according to American Kennel Club Dog Registration Statistics.
Also Known As:
Labrador Retriever
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 57 to 62.5 centimetres at the withers
    Females – 54.5 to 60 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 29.5 to 36 kilograms
    Females – 25 to 32 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy High
  • Colour Black, yellow or chocolate
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both