Labrador Retriever

Size: Size

Height: 22.5 to 24.5 inches at the withers, Females – 21.5 to 23.5 inches at the withers

Weight: 65 to 80 pounds, Females – 55 to 70 pounds

Coat: Short

Color: Black, yellow or chocolate

Hypoallergenic: No

Energy: High

Activities: Agility, Conformation, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking

Indoor/Outdoor: Both

Suitable for Apartment: Yes

Suitable for Children: Yes

Friendly, gentle, intelligent and eager to please, the Labrador Retriever is an ideal hunting companion and family dog. Developed in 19th-century Newfoundland as a water dog, the Labrador Retriever has a stable temperament and a kindly, outgoing nature. He is highly adaptable and trainable and thrives with active owners. His dense, water-resistant coat sheds seasonally and needs regular grooming.

Trivia: The Labrador Retriever is one of the primary breeds selected for training as guide and search-and-rescue dogs. In 2011, the Labrador Retriever was the most popular dog breed in the U.S., according to American Kennel Club Dog Registration Statistics.

Labrador Retriever