Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Vital Stats

  • Height: 21.5 to 24.5 inches
  • Weight: 55.0 to 80.0 lbs
  • Lifespan: 10 to 12 years
  • Sheds? Yes

Personality

  • Friendliness
    • Towards family:
    • Towards kids:
    • Towards strangers:
  • Trainability:
  • Energy Level:

History

Labrador Retrievers are descended from retreiving dogs developed in Newfoundland. European settlers in Newfoundland had brought with them a dog called the St. Huberts Hound. It was used by the settlers to hunt and retrieve game and the retrieve fish. These retrieving dogs, at the time known at the St. John's dog, were brought back to England by fishing boat captains who could make money selling the dog.