Type: Gun dog; Origin of Canada.
Height: Males 22-24 inches; Females 21-23 inches.
Weight: Males 60-75 lbs; Females 55-70 lbs.
Coat: Close, short, and dense without waves or feathering. Their double coat is also waterproof.
Description: The Labrador Retriever is a strongly built, very active dog. They are wide over the loins with strong and muscular hindquarters. They have smooth, thick fur all over which can be yellow, black or chocolate colored. Labs have medium length drop ears and a brown or black nose. Labrador Retrievers are easy to train and are good with children and other dogs. The Labrador Retriever is good natured, loyal and hardworking. Labrador Retrievers are employed as guide dogs and sniffer dogs, detecting drugs and explosives. They are very intelligent animals, able to pick things up quickly. The Labrador Retriever should never be aggressive, they are good tempered and very agile and make a devoted companion who has a strong will to please. Enthusiastic tail-waggers, the Labrador Retriever is a dog who enjoys simply being around their human companions.
Special Needs: Exercise and training.
Life Span: 10 - 14 years.