Registration: All Labrador Retrievers are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.
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The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Labrador Retriever in 2002.
Breed Characteristics: The Labrador Retriever is a well-balanced dog of medium size. The Labrador Retriever has a strong athletic build.
The structure and coat characteristics of the Labrador Retriever enables the breed to work as a gun and retrieving dog of waterfowl and game birds in the most demanding weather conditions.
The Labrador Retriever is celebrated for its outstanding personality and wonderful temperament.
Country of Origin: The Labrador Retriever originated in Newfoundland, Canada and was then imported to England.
Original Purpose: Retriever and gun dog.
Today's Uses: Retriever, gun dog, agility, obedience, police work and companion.
Weight: Male Labrador Retrievers average 65 - 80 pounds, while female Labrador Retrievers are typically smaller and average 55 - 70 pounds.
Height: Male Labrador Retrievers average 22 - 24 inches at the shoulders with female Labrador Retrievers averaging 21 - 23 inches at the shoulders.
Coat: The coat of the Labrador Retriever is a double coat that is waterproof. Their coat is smooth, short, and dense without curls or feathering.
Color: The Labrador Retriever's coat color is either black, yellow or chocolate, a small white spot on the chest is acceptable.
Temperament: Labrador Retrievers are responsive, friendly, intelligent and non-aggressive towards man or animal.
The Labrador Retriever's outstanding temperament has made it one of the most popular dogs in America for good reason. Labrador Retrievers are docile, playful and have an all-around pleasing demeanor. The breed is alert, but usually too sociable to be used as a guard dog.
With Children: Labrador Retrievers are renowned as outstanding family companions and are excellent with children. As with all dogs Labrador Retrievers should be properly socialized as puppies.
With Pets: Labrador Retrievers are great with other dogs and pets.
Trainability: Training Labrador Retriever puppies is easy and straight forward. The pups should be introduced to people at an early age to insure proper socialization. Labrador Retrievers are an intelligent breed that responds well to training and excels at many tasks from hunting, agility, obedience and drug detection.
Activity Level: The Labrador Retriever is a very energetic breed that enjoys outdoor activities.
Life Expectancy: The Labrador Retriever lives an average life span of 10 - 12 years.