The Labrador Retriever breed was derived in the 1500s, from the St. John’s breed of dogs which came from cross-breeding of some small water dogs and Newfoundlands.
These hybrids were the ancestors of the Labrador Retriever, and they were owned and used by fishermen in dragging nets filled with fish out of the sea to the boats.
Not only that, but the Labrador Retrievers were also trained to recover fish that got away from the nets or from fishing hooks.
The dogs continued to function in that capacity in Newfoundland until the news and deeds of the breed got to the Earl of Malmesbury in the early 1800s, and he brought them to England, where they were used for shooting sports.
And with their desire and eagerness to serve, Labrador Retrievers are the ideal breed for guide dogs for blind people, drugs/explosive detection dogs, track and rescue dogs and therapy dogs,
The first attribute of the Labrador Retriever is their swift movement. This breed is fast in movement, most especially when they are running. Labrador Retrievers can run 12 miles/hr in less than 5 seconds, that is how agile and fast they are.
In addition to their agility and strength, Labrador Retrievers are homely, easy-going, outgoing, intelligent, affectionate and friendly to humans and other animals also.
Dog lovers who have children are always keen on getting this breed because of its endearing and non-aggressive nature towards children most especially.
Due to its origin and history, this breed is not a breed that sits in a place for a long time. It is a breed that enjoys roaming and hunting, and can also thrive in both warm and cold weather.
Hence, if you are a Labrador owner, you can decide to keep your dog outdoor or indoor, depending on your reasons for purchasing/adopting it.
The Labrador Retriever breed is full of exuberance, boisterousness, and energy, and as a result of this, it needs a lot of training and exercise to keep it active and agile at all times.
This breed doesn’t only need physical activities such as shooting sports, running, a game of Frisbee, jogging, and swimming; they also need mental exercises too.
Therefore, the Labrador Retriever needs as much as 30-minutes worth of training and exercises daily.
When it comes to grooming, you don’t have much do with your Labrador, as it has a very short and oily coat (the coat comes in three colors; black, chocolate and yellow) which doesn’t need frequent trimming or clipping, but should be washed and brushed occasionally.
You need to pay attention to its teeth and nails. Make sure the teeth are brushed from time to time and nails clipped frequently.
Our Labrador Retriever puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.
The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Labrador Retriever puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.