Labrador Retriever breed information, pictures and more...


Newfoundland, Canada

AKC Sporting Dogs, FCI Group VIII.: Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs, TKC Gundog
Dogs 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Bitches 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Dogs 60-75 pounds (27-34 kg)
Bitches 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
10-12 years
7 to 8
Very high

The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. It is a solid, muscular dog, slightly longer than tall, with a short, hard, easy-care, water-resistant double coat that does not have any waves and comes in solid black, yellow, or chocolate.

There is also said to be a rare silver or gray color that is referred to by the AKC as a shade of chocolate. It is wide over the loins and strong and muscular hindquarters. The Labrador Retriever is a strongly built, active dog; it is easy to train and is good with children and other dogs. The Labrador Retriever is good-natured, mild mannered, loyal and hardworking. It makes a good gundog. The Labrador has much that appeals to people; its gentle ways, intelligence and adaptability make it an ideal dog.


Black, yellow, chocolate.


Smooth, close, short, dense double coat without waves or feathering. It is easy to groom. Comb and brush regularly with a firm, bristle brush, paying attention to the undercoat. Bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary. This breed is an average shedder.

Health Issues:

Prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, PRA and eye disorders. To minimize the risk of your Labrador developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a puppy from a reputable Labrador Retriever breeder.

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