Nutrition & Feeding
Good nutrition for the labrador retriever is very important from puppyhood to his senior years.
Labrador Retrievers are generally a healthy breed.
Very Active; Labs are high-spirited and not afraid to show it.
Coat & Grooming
A double-coated breed which sheds seasonally, regular grooming keeps his coat at its water resistant best.
THE LABRADOR RETRIEVER DID NOT COME FROM LABRADOR, BUT FROM NEWFOUNDLAND.THE LABRADOR RETRIEVER IS ONE OF THE PRIME BREEDS SELECTED AS GUIDE AND RESCUE DOGS.
THE PEDIGREES OF THE TWO MOST INFLUENTIAL LABS, “PETER OF FASKALLY” AND “FLAPPER,” GO BACK AS FAR AS 1878.
IN ENGLAND, NO LABRADOR CAN BECOME A BENCH SHOW CHAMPION UNLESS IT HAS A WORKING CERTIFICATE ALSO.
THE ORIGINAL LABRADOR GRADUALLY DIED OUT IN NEWFOUNDLAND ON ACCOUNT OF A HEAVY DOG TAX WHICH, WITH THE ENGLISH QUARANTINE LAW, PRACTICALLY STOPPED IMPORTATION OF THE DOGS INTO ENGLAND.
MANY LABS WERE INTERBRED WITH OTHER TYPES OF RETRIEVERS, ALTHOUGH FORTUNATELY THE LABRADOR CHARACTERISTICS PREDOMINATED UNTIL FANCIERS WROTE UP AN ANTI-INTERBREEDING LAW.