The tail is the most distinctive feature of this intelligent, short-coated retriever. It has a thick base, tapering along its length, with no signs of feathering. A short-coupled, solid dog, it has a broad skull, wide nose, and powerful neck.
History of Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever came from Newfoundland, where it used to help haul the fishermen’s nets ashore. Today, apart from being a gundog, Labradors often act as guide dogs, have been trained to detect drugs and explosives, and are popular as companions.
Unless regularly exercised, Labradors tend towards obesity.
Identification keys of Labrador Retriever
wide skull and slightly pronounced brow
smooth, black, chocholate, or yellow double coat
otter-like medium length tail
well-arched toes and thick pads
wide, powerful, chest with barrel-shaped ribcage
Flat-coated Retriever As its name suggests, the coat of this retriever lies close to the body. It is dense and fine-textured, with feathering on the legs and tail.
History of Flat-coated Retriever
Although a British dog, it derives from two American breeds - the Labrador and the Newfoundland.
Field Spaniel The Field Spaniel has a long body in relation to its height, and a silky, flat coat. The breed was originally divided into two categories, the lighter of which became the Cocker Spaniel.
History of Field Spaniel
After the Field Spaniel was separated from the Cocker in 1892, crossings […]
Auvergne Pointer The Auvergne Pointer is a large and relatively heavy gundog, with distinctive coloration and markings. It is an important breed characteristic that the ears and the area around the eyes are black. Elsewhere on the body, blue roaning, resulting from overlapping black and white hairs, is […]
Chesapeake Bay Retriever The broad skull, wedge-shaped forehead, and powerful jaws of this breed make it ideal as a retriever, and its very dense coat serves to protect it from the cold waters of the Chesapeake Bay region of the USA, where it was first developed. The oily texture of the hair gives this retriever […]
Large Münsterländer The Large Münsterländer can be instantly distinguished from its smaller relative by its distinctive coloration, which is a striking combination of black and white, rather than liver and white. The larger breed should also have ticking or roaning in the white.
History of Large […]