JUST FOR FUN
ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR LABRADOR RETRIEVER
Labrador retrievers are truly “man's best friend” and are their happiest when engaged in family
activities. They love running, hiking, swimming and playing fetch for hours on end and are extremely
patient with children of all ages. Labs are a breeze to train, and as long as you are prepared to live
with puppy-like behavior well into adulthood, they make an excellent choice for first time dog owners.
Labrador retrievers are one of the most energetic, athletic and flexible dog breeds worldwide.
However, a labrador that lacks sufficient and proper physical exercise tends to get rowdy,
hyperactive, and destructive.
In addition to a rousing game of fetch or a long run, you and your Labrador Retriever might enjoy the
Here are some pictures of the VVDOC Labrador Retrievers enjoying their favorite activities !
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The gentle, intelligent and family-friendly Labrador Retriever from Canada continues to be the most
popular breed in the United States, according to AKC® registration statistics. This versatile hunting
breed comes in three colors – yellow, black and chocolate – and because of his aptitude to please
his master they excel as guide dogs for the blind, as part of search-and-rescue teams or in narcotics
detection with law enforcement.
A Look Back
Labrador Retrievers, originally from Newfoundland, were initially used in work alongside fisherman,
helping to pull in nets and catch fish that escaped from fishing lines. After being crossed with
Setters, Spaniels and other Retrievers, the Labrador Retriever honed its skills as a true retriever.
From this point in the breed’s history, "Labs," as they are affectionately called, were bred primarily
to perform as an efficient retriever of game, with a stable temperament suitable for a variety of
activities beyond hunting.
Right Breed for You?
An ideal sporting and family dog, the Labrador Retriever thrives as part of an active family or as a
trusted hunting companion. A double-coated breed which sheds seasonally, regular grooming keeps
his coat at its water-resistant best. Because of his even temperament and trainability millions of
Americans own a Labrador Retriever as a pet.
Did You Know?
- The Labrador Retriever did not come from Labrador, but from Newfoundland.
- In England, no Labrador can become a bench show champion unless it has a working
- The Labrador Retriever is one of the prime breeds selected as guide and rescue dogs..
- The original Labrador gradually died out in Newfoundland on account of a heavy dog tax
which, with the English quarantine law, practically stopped importation of the dogs into
England. Therefore, many Labs were interbred with other types of retrievers, although
fortunately the Labrador characteristics predominated until fanciers wrote up an anti-
- There are three acceptable colors in Labradors: Black, yellow, and chocolate.
- The pedigrees of the two most influential Labs, "Peter of Faskally" and "Flapper," go back as
far as 1878.
Sporting Group; AKC recognized in 1917.
Average size: from 55 to 75 pounds.
Outgoing and devoted companions; Water dog
© The American Kennel Club, Inc.
The Labrador Retriever Breed Standard - www.akc.org/breeds/labrador_retriever/
History of the Labrador Retriever - www.akc.org/breeds/labrador_retriever/history.cfm
National Breed Club - Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. - www.thelabradorclub.com
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The LABRADOR RETRIEVER
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Japatul's Kona Koffee RN CGC
Koffee and his dad, Trev, working in
the Rally Novice ring
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Kanosh's Kream De La Kream BN CGC
Rema and Kream heeling in the
Beginner Novice ring
|Rema and Kream got a 1st
place ribbon and a TOY !
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Springwoods Belmont Star CD BN RE
Dale and Bel doing the Beginner
Novice Sit for Exam Exercise
|Dale and Bel finished their
Beginner Novice Title