Family: gundog, retriever
Area of origin: Canada
Original function: water retrieving
Average size of male: Ht: 22.5-24.5, Wt: 65-80
Average size of female: Ht: 21.5-23.5, Wt: 55-70
Other names: none
Labrador Retriever Dog Temperament
Few breeds so richly deserve their popularity as the Labrador retriever. Devoted, obedient and amiable, the Lab is good with children, other dogs and other pets. He will be a calm house dog, playful yard dog and intense field dog, all on the same day. He is eager to please, enjoys learning and excels in obedience. He is a powerful breed that loves to swim and retrieve. He needs daily physical and mental challenges to keep him occupied, however; a bored Lab can get into trouble.