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Labrador retriever

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According to Webster's Dictionary

Lab.ra.dor retriever
Pronunciation: 'la-br&-"dor-
Function: noun
Etymology: Labrador, Newfoundland
Date: 1910
: any of a breed of compact, strongly built retrievers largely developed in
England from stock originating in Newfoundland and having a short dense
black, yellow, or chocolate coat -- called also Lab, Labrador

General Breed Standard

Height:
An adult Labrador male should be 22-1/2 to 24-1/2 inches at the withers. An adult female should be between 21-1/2 to 23-1/2 inches.

Weight:
The approximate weight can vary slightly with dogs (males) weighing about 70 to 85 pounds and a bitch 60 to 75 pounds.

Nose:
The nose on black or yellow Labs should be black, and brown on chocolates.

Coat Color:
Labrador retrievers come in 3 coat colors. They are: black, yellow and chocolate. These; however should not show any mixing of the colors. The black should be black, yellow should be yellow, chocolate should be chocolate. with brindle being unacceptable.

Temperament:
Labrador retrievers have always been regarded as an excellent tempered breed. The ideal Labrador should have a disposition which is kind, outgoing, intelligent and eager to please. They should be non-aggressive towards anything or anyone.


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