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Labrador Retriever

Highly intelligent, loyal and good natured

Labrador Retriever
origin:Canada
life expectancy:12-13 years
classification:Gun dog
height:53 to 61 cm
weight:25 to 34 kg
exercise: Demandingtraining: Easyfeeding: Mediumsize: Medium
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History [ edit ]

The Labrador Retriever originated in Newfoundland, Canada (probably a crossing between the extinct St John´s Water Dog and the Newfoundland Dog) where it was used to haul the fisherman´s nets from the icy waters to shore. To differentiate this breed from the Newfoundland Dog the Earl of Malmesbury named it Labrador. Other dog experts suggest that the name derives from the Spanish or Portuguese word for farmworkers, "labradores", and also that the breed descended from the Portuguese herddog Castro Laboreiro to which Labradors bear a striking resemblance. Labradors are presently one of the most popular breeds in the world.Their followers affectionately give them the short name of Lab. They are a well-balanced and remarkably versatile breed, keen learners and easily adaptable to a wide range of functions. Together with the Golden Retriever they rank top in assistance to disabled. They also excel in drug detection and in obedience and field trial competitions.
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