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The Labradors country of Origin is Canada but when they were found, the were taken to United Kingdom for development.
Where do Labradors come from?
What does a lab enjoy doing?
Labradors LOVE to swim, and their coat, being somewhat water proof, helps with that, their webbed paws also help with swimming.
Also, they love to play any sort a retrieving game, hence the name, Labrador “RETRIEVER.”
Labradors are also a “gun dog”, a lot of people use them for hunting, which is actually what mine are used for.
What were Labradors used for originally?
Labradors are a type of gun dog and were, and still are, used for hunting. A Labrador Is a retrieving gundog, so the Labrador will go and get the game the hunter shot.
The Labrador Retriever is prone to skin allergies, epilepsy, eye diseases and joint problems. Labradors can be prone to hip and elbow dysplasias which are potentially crippling abnormalities of joint formation that can be inherited from the dog’s parents or relatives. An x-ray examination of both parents and as many ancestors as possible indicating that they are free of this abnormality will help you avoid this condition in your pet.
Random Fun facts
The Labrador is the most popular dog breed by registered ownership, in Canada, United kingdom, and the United States since 1991.
The Labrador is also one of the most popular assistance dog breeds in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
More about Labradors
Typically, Labradors are athletic and LOVE, LOVE to swim, also are great with pretty much all age groups, and are most of the time are very friendly, although it depends on the trainer, if you train your dog to be friendly and nice and you treat the dog nicely, they will be, but if you are using your dog as a guard dog and training it to be mean, it will be. So remember, the dogs personality is kind of based on the trainer.
History of Labradors:
The modern Labrador's ancestors originated on the island of Newfoundland, now part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The founding breed of the Labrador was the St. Johns Water Dog, a breed that emerged through ad-hoc breedings by early settlers of the island in the 16th century.
A Labradoodle is a “designer dog” that is a cross between the Labrador and the Poodle, a concept that originated in Australia. The intent of doing this cross-breed was to create a good service dog suitable for allergy sufferers , because of the poodle coat, however, there is no guarantee that this cross-breed will inherit the hypo-allergenic poodle coat.
Another Labrador Hybrid
some assistance dog groups use Golden Retriever–Labrador Retriever hybrids because they believe this cross produces dogs with excellent temperaments.
Yet again, another hybrid
The Chabrador, a mix between a Chow Chow and a Labrador. These dogs have the teddy bear look of a chow chow, but the personality of a Labrador. They don’t shed, because both Labradors and Chow Chows are strong dogs, Chabradors are VERY strong, even when at a young puppy age.