Labrador Retriever

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 22.5 to 24.5 inches at the withers
    Females – 21.5 to 23.5 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Males – 65 to 80 lbs.
    Females – 55 to 70 lbs.
  • Coat

  • Color

    Black, yellow or chocolate
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Agility, Conformation, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor


Friendly, gentle, intelligent and eager to please, the Labrador Retriever is an ideal hunting companion and family dog. Developed in 19th-century Newfoundland as a water dog, the Labrador Retriever has a stable temperament and a kindly, outgoing nature. He is highly adaptable and trainable and thrives with active owners. His dense, water-resistant coat sheds seasonally and needs regular grooming.

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