The Labrador retriever is a member of the sporting group and was first recognized by AKC in 1917. Since 1991 the Labrador retriever has been recognized as the most popular breed in America. If you are looking for a devoted friend and family companion, a Labrador retriever will be a great choice. A Labrador retriever is a loyal, loving, obedient, hardworking, and eager to please kind of dog. He is also known as an intense field dog determined to get the job done. The Labrador retriever is well known and highly respected for his dedication at many jobs, such as a guide for the blind, search and rescue, narcotic and arson dogs.
The Labrador Retriever are great family pets, great with children as well as other dogs and pets when properly trained, properly exercised and correct temperament. As well with any dog a Labrador needs physical and mental challenges each day.
Labradors are easy to train, due to their obedience, loves to retrieve objects and bring them to you, and loves to swim; which makes any family member able to participate with his well being, and activities.