The Labrador Retriever

Good tempered, adaptable and devoted companion


Lifespan: Over 10 years


Dogs: 56-57cms Bitches: 55-56cms
not stated


Very Active
Needs exercising  More than 2 hrs per day


Eager to please, good with children


Short length
Sheds seasonally
Groom once a week
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Is a Labrador Retriever right for you?

The Labrador Retriever is part of the Gundog group who are often particularly affectionate dogs, having originally been bred to be co-operative and respond to human commands.

Today Labradors make great family pets as they are known for their kindly and adaptable nature, with a strong will to please. They are the second most popular pedigree dog breed registered with the Kennel Club, with over 33,000 puppies registered annually. There are three recognised colours in the breed - Yellow, Chocolate/Liver, and Black.

When searching for the perfect puppy, it is worth noting that two distinct strains for this breed exist – the ‘show’ type, and the ‘working’ type. They differ in both appearance and temperament, and it is important to match the characteristics with your requirements.

Where to find more information

Breed clubs are run by enthusiasts with a wealth of information and knowledge about their breeds. They can advise you on all aspects of owning their breed of dog, both the positives and the challenges, so if you want to know more about a breed, please get in touch with them.

A full list of all the breed clubs can be found on the Kennel Club website.
Our breeder showcase highlights some of the best Labrador Retriever breeders in the UK. If you are interested in finding a Labrador Retriever puppy to be part of your family, please visit the breeder pages and get in touch with them today - remember, popular breeders will often have long waiting lists for their puppies.
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