According to Webster's Dictionary
Etymology: Labrador, Newfoundland
: 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
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.
The approximate weight can vary slightly with dogs (males) weighing about 70 to 85 pounds and a bitch 60 to 75 pounds.
The nose on black or yellow Labs should be black, and brown on chocolates.
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.
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.