9 Interesting facts about Labrador Retrievers
The breed has topped the AKC's most popular breeds list for 30 years, the longest reign of any breed in AKC history.
Labs are popular in America
Labrador retrievers have water-resistant double coats and short fur that keeps them warm yet doesn't weigh them down when wet.
Labs were initially used for fishing
Newfoundland is where Labrador retrievers originated. Greater Newfoundland dogs bred with smaller water dogs to create St. John's water dogs.
Their name is deceptive
In 1887, the Earl brought these dogs back from Canada and called them "Labrador dogs."
Malmesbury may have named the breed
New dog fees in Canada and an import quarantine in England halted the sale of St. John's water dogs there.
Canadian tax laws helped Labs become a breed
A single litter can include black, yellow, and chocolate puppies.
One litter has three colours
Labrador retrievers are known for their ability to sprint. They can hit 12 miles per hour in just three seconds.
Labrador retrievers are fast
Guide Dogs of America breeds Labs and Lab mixes.
Most guide dogs are Labrador retrievers
Labrador retrievers can sniff out cancer because to their sharp noses. Dogs can learn to smell cancer from cell samples.
They can be Cancer-detecting dogs