Local Dog Photographer Jim Photographs Mason and Ruby two Labrador Retrievers

Local Dog Photographer Jim had the pleasure of photographing Mason and Ruby in the studio. The Labrador Retriever was bred to be both a friendly companion and a useful working dog breed.

Labrador Retriever

History of the Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever earned their keep as fishermen’s helpers: hauling nets, fetching ropes, and retrieving fish.

Labrador Retriever

 

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.

Labrador Retriever

Popularity

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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