When the word “dog” is mentioned, the Labrador Retriever is usually the first race that comes to mind. This can not be helped because the Lab has established his name throughout the world, being owned by several families in the United States. Some people may think (especially the owners of the laboratory) who know a lot about this race, but let’s see if you know any of these facts about the beloved Labrador Retriever.
Despite being associated with a typical American family, it is surprising to find that Labrador Retrievers are originally from Newfoundland, Canada. They were then exported to England before he could make inroads in the U.S.
In 1920, the American Kennel Club (AKC) has recorded that there were only 23 registered Labradors in the country. However, following an article titled “Meet the Labrador Retriever” in American Kennel Gazette, the breed began to gain popularity.
The Labrador Retriever was bred for, of course, the recovery. Asides capture and restore waterfowl and fish, were also used to retrieve fishing nets of fishermen.
Labs came from another breed of dog called the Lesser Newfoundland or St. John’s water dog. Little is known about how the breed came to be, but was believed to be a random mix of races work. At the end of the century, the number of dogs of St. John began to fall and was declared extinct by the early 1980’s.
Aside from their waterproof coat and webbed toes on their paws, excellent for swimmers Retriever are Labrador tail “otter”. Similar to an otter, the tail often acts as a rudder for better control, while in the water.
In England, a Labrador Retriever may not be a champion if the show does not have a certificate of employment stating that it can perform field work.