The breed began its steady climb to supreme popularity in the early 1800s, when Labs were spotted by English nobles visiting Canada.
Care and Health
Labs are healthy dogs overall, and a responsible breeder screens breeding stock for conditions such as elbow and hip dysplasia, heart disorders, hereditary myopathy (muscle weakness), and eye conditions, including progressive retinal atrophy. The Lab has a thick, water-repellant double coat that sheds. Give occasional baths to keep them clean. As with all breeds, the Lab’s nails should be trimmed regularly and his teeth brushed frequently.
The potential for red coat color has always existed within the Labrador breed. Yet at one time, almost all Labradors were black.
Hunting and Faily dog
kind, pleasant, outgoing and tractable nature
Size high, large Fur,
sheds a lot,