Below you’ll find all the articles at Labrador Training HQ from the Labrador Breed Information category.
If you’re like me, you’ll want to know all the information and facts about Labrador Retrievers you possibly can. Therefore, I’ve set out to compile such a resource.
Whether you’re looking for a list of important stats and facts about Labradors, or for more trivial and fun Labrador Retriever facts, this section is for you.
Exactly what is a Labrador Retriever? What a makes a lab a lab? What are their personalities like? How long do they live? This section will answer all the general questions you might have on the Labrador Retriever breed.
- Labrador Retriever Facts and FAQs
- Labrador History And Origins
- The Labrador Retriever Breed Standard
- How Long do Labs Live? Average Labrador Lifespan? The Oldest?
- 14 Reasons Why Labradors Are Such Awesome Dogs
In the world of Labradors, you’ll often hear people talking about different ‘types’ of lab: Show or working, English or American.
The next few articles discuss the different types of Labrador retriever available.
The Labrador breed standards state a Labrador must be Black, Chocolate or Yellow. Any other color is a disqualification if being judged. These are the only ‘true and recognised’ color of Labrador. Any other color or description ‘is not a true lab.’
But what of the so-called ‘fox red Labradors?’ And white? Or silver? And what of unusual patterns or markings?
This section discusses the seemingly wide variations in color available in the breed.
- The Yellow Labrador Retriever – Covering Almost Pale White to Quite Deep Red
- The Black Labrador Retriever
- The Chocolate Labrador Retriever
- The Fox Red Labrador – Actually a Dark Shade of Yellow
No discussion of Labrador colors would be complete without a mention of the highly controversial ‘silver Labrador’.
Although a very well-known and commonly used term, they aren’t officially recognised by a single major kennel club or parent club of Labrador Retrievers worldwide, leading to much controversy and passionate debate.
The Labrador Retriever was initially bred to be a working breed, to aid their owners during fishing and hunting pursuits. This required a strong, intelligent and highly trainable dog, with a keen nose to find game and a temperament suitable for a companion dog spending its life working closely with humans.
Centuries of selectively breeding with these goals in mind have created in the Labrador possibly the most versatile working breed in the world. This section discusses the most common ways in which we put the Labrador to work.
- Working retrievers / hunting dogs
- Labradors As Guide Dogs For The Blind: An Overview & How You Can Help
- Assistance dogs for the less able
VIDEO: Interesting Labrador Facts Video Summary
If the above seems all too much to read at first, the following video from animal planet: ‘Dogs 101 – Labrador Retriever’ is a very good summary and introduction to the breed, communicating many interesting trivia and facts about Labradors in a few short minutes.
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External Resources On Labrador Retriever Information
TheLabradorSite.com is a very good resource on everything Labradors and there’s a lot of good information on the breed in the Labrador breed information category.
Wikipedia.com has a nice summary article containing many facts on Labrador retrievers. To read this, please click here.