The Labrador Retriever is well know world wide as a friendly, intelligent, and energetic dog. Their natural retrieving abilities make them easily trainable as excellent hunting dogs and their love of water keeps them going all day whether you are hunting or just at the beach for a swim. Originally used to help fisherman bring in their nets, Labs were developed into the hunting dog we know today. With their keen sense of smell, good body strength, friendliness, and intelligence they are now used for other purposes such as search & rescue, drug detection for police and customs, guide dogs and helper dogs for the blind and physically handicapped, and of course they are always popular as a loving household pet. They require lots of exercise to keep in good physical condition. Labs come in three colors, (black, yellow, & chocolate – the only recognized true colours, anything else is not a recognized, registerable colour by the Canadian Kennel Club or any of it’s affiliates), and average about 70 pounds although males can be quite a bit bigger. Average height is about 24 inches. To view more information on the breed go to the Canadian Kennel Club website and search through their information.