Local Dog Photographer Jim Photographs Mason and Ruby two Labrador Retrievers
History of the Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever earned their keep as fishermen’s helpers: hauling nets, fetching ropes, and retrieving fish.
Labrador Retriever Today
Today’s Lab is as good-natured and hardworking as their ancestors, and they’re also one of the 10 most popular breeds in the East of England. Modern Labs work as retrievers for the shooting community, great dogs for the blind, and fantastic search and rescue dogs.
A friendly, gentle temperament means it is unsuited to being a professional guard dog, but a fantastic family dog.
At the time of writing according to Pet4Homes, the Labrador Retriever is the 6th most popular dog out of the 244 recognised breeds. To see the popularity of dogs over the last 100 years based on the Petplan Pet Census then this article is a really interesting read.
Do you have a friend who has a Labrador?
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