Surprising Facts About Labrador Retriever

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1) They have endless energy

While these canines have a laid-back disposition, they were designed to move and are happiest when running, swimming, or working.

2) Labs love the water

Labradors like the water, which is not surprising given that they were purposefully developed to be quite fond of the liquid.

3) America‚Äôs favorite dog breed

In 2022, the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the Golden Retriever as the most popular dog breed in America for the 31st consecutive year.

4) Their name is a little misleading

The Labrador Retriever could come from Labrador! But, they were born on Newfoundland, a few hours from Canada.

5) Wonderful guide dogs

Labrador Retrievers are the most popular breed of guide dogs in the United States and have long been considered the ideal breed for the job.

6) Outstanding search and rescue pups

Not only are Labs the most popular guide dog breed and family companion, but they are also the first option for search and rescue missions.

7) They need good training

Labs are lovely, kind, and loving, but they're also bold, energetic, and strong. Proper training and socialization are essential if you bring one home.

8) A Lab once went to prison

According to Pennsylvania prison records, a Lab was sentenced to life without parole for killing the governor's wife's cat.

9) Originally bred for fishing

The Labrador Retriever was initially bred to help fisherman haul in nets, drag ropes between boats, and catch runaway fish.

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