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Labrador Retriever

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
  • long shoulders
  • otter-like medium length tail
  • well-arched toes and thick pads
  • wide, powerful, chest with barrel-shaped ribcage
  • well-developed hindquarters

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