6 Cool Facts About Labrador Retrievers

1. What’s in a name

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Originally, Labs were called St. John’s dogs, named after the capital of Newfoundland.

2. Three fur colors

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Pedigree Labrador retrievers come in three colors: yellow, chocolate and black. They should have no markings.

3. So popular

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Time and again, Labrador retrievers are voted the most popular dog breed in America.

4. Many talents

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Labradors sweet nature and strong work ethic make them good therapy, assistance, and search and rescue dogs.

5. AKC official

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This breed was officially recognized by the AKC in 1917 and competes in the sporting group.

6. Water dog

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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.

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