The Labrador Retriever originated in Newfoundland, England and worked with fishermen to pull nets in and catch escaping fish. His ancestors included retrievers, spaniels and setters. His primary goal is to be a skilled retriever and his calm temperament helps in this job.
He’s a great family dog because of his easy-going, placid nature when with people. He’s an excellent guide dog for blind people, in police narcotics departments and in search and rescue teams. His double coat can be chocolate, black or yellow. He sheds seasonally but regular grooming enables it to remain at its best water-resistant level. His height is 21-25 inches.