The Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed of dog registered in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This Canadian breed is also the most popular choice for assistant dogs in a number of countries.
Labradors are typically athletic and love to swim; they even have webbed paws. They enjoy playing catch-and-retrieve games, and they're generally good with children. Many labradors work as guide dogs for the blind, and as police dogs.
The breed originated in Newfoundland, where the dogs helped fishermen pull in nets and catch fish. Since then they've been crossed with Spaniels, Setters, and other Retrievers, and the Labrador has become a perfect family dog.
~ Maria Sadowski ~