Labrador Retriever


Labrador Retriever Club

"..a Lab is balanced, delightful, and forgiving... the most perfect mood enhancer known to man...

"..puppyhood.. an initiation period that could be likened to fraternity hazing... They are delightful and destructive when they are young...

"The Labrador is said to have originated in the St. John's area of Newfoundland, off the Eatern coast of Canada.. The St. John's Retriever... The first LR was registered with the AKC in 1917...

"They are very outgoing and very gregarious... the perfect companion -- loving, trustworthy, loyal, and attentive... will never be mistaken for a protection dog...

"The Lab is not for someone who is not willing to make proactive time with the dog. Dogs that don't get enough attention and exercise will get stressed... barking, chewing, hyperactivity.. Labs are a mouth breed, they are chewers...

"They will do anything for food... they don't need to be dominated, they are so willing to please...

"Labradors tend to make friends with everyone.. are renowned for their love of children" (Dearth, Kim D.R. "The Labrador Retriever." Dog World, Mar. 2004: 24-31).


Colby Glass, MLIS