1. What’s in a name
Originally, Labs were called St. John’s dogs, named after the capital of Newfoundland.
2. Three fur colors
Pedigree Labrador retrievers come in three colors: yellow, chocolate and black. They should have no markings.
3. So popular
Time and again, Labrador retrievers are voted the most popular dog breed in America.
4. Many talents
Labradors sweet nature and strong work ethic make them good therapy, assistance, and search and rescue dogs.
5. AKC official
This breed was officially recognized by the AKC in 1917 and competes in the sporting group.
6. Water dog
As their name suggests, Labrador retrievers are hunting companions and considered “gun dogs” due to their ability to retrieve hunted game, particularly fowl from water. Their double-layered coat makes their fur perfect for whisking away wetness.