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Black Labrador Retriever (AKC Sporting Group)
Height: 22 1/2 to 24 1/2 inches (male); 21 1/2 to 23 1/2 inches (female). Size: Large.
Weight: 65 to 80 pounds (male); 55 to 70 (female). Availability: Very popular.


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Hi John. Here are a couple of pictures of my Labrador Retriever, Denali. She is such a wonderful friend. Denali goes just about everywhere I go, and she is so well behaved. We're still working on doing tricks, but she does have a few basic commands down. Dennie can sit, stay, shake, and even say please when she wants a treat. I love my girl she is so smart. The first picture was taken when she was about 2 1/2 months old. The second was taken just a couple of weeks ago at the age of 5 1/2 months. Thank you so much for your website, John, it is a wonderful place for pet owners to show off their furry friends. I have already submitted a pic of my German Shepherd/Chow mix, Dakota, on the mixed breeds page.

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Black Lab Retriever Breed Facts And Information


The Black Lab Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada, the Labrador was trained to jump overboard into the icy waters and haul fisherman's nets to shore. Specimens were brought over the sea to England where the Labrador's fine retrieving instincts were honed and developed. One of the best family dogs and canine companions because of his gentle, loving disposition, the highly trainable Labrador also excels in drug detection, as a guide for the blind, and service dog for the disabled. The breed is also an outstanding obedience and field trial competitor.


Grooming and Physical Needs:

Grooming: Very little grooming needed.
Trimming & Stripping: No trimming or stripping needed.
Coat: Short coat.
Shedding: Average shedder.
Exercise: Needs lots of exercise.
Jogging: An excellent jogging companion.
Indoors: Moderately active indoors.
Apartments: Will be OK in an apartment if sufficiently exercised.
Outdoor Space: Best with at least an average-size yard.
Climate: Does well in most climates.
Owner: Good for novice owners.
Longevity: Average (10 to 12 years).



A solid, muscular dog, slightly longer than tall, with a short, hard, easy-care, water-resistant, double coat. Comes in solid black, yellow, or chocolate. The head is broad and the muzzle fairly wide. The medium sized ears are pendant. The nose should be black on black dogs and yellow dogs, brown on chocolate dogs. A scissors bite is preferred. The eyes should have a kindly expression. The chest should extend down to the elbows, but not further. The otter tail is strong, thick near the body then tapering, and completely covered with hair. The webbed feet aid in swimming.



Loving, lovable and very patient. Highly intelligent, eager to please, and high spirited. Lively and good-natured. Loves to play, especially in water. Not aggressive with people or other animals. Field Labs tend to be much more high strung and active than show Labs. A bit more dominant and independent than the Golden Retriever. Some may be reserved with strangers unless very well socialized as puppies.


Children: Excellent with children.
Friendliness: Loves everyone.
Trainability: Very easy to train.
Independence: Moderately dependent on people.
Dominance: Moderate.
Other Pets: Generally good with other pets.
Combativeness: Not generally dog-aggressive.
Noise: Average barker.


hunting, tracking, retrieving, watchdog, police work, narcotics detection, search & rescue, sledding, carting, agility, and competitive obedience.


General Notes:

The Black Lab is a generally healthy and robust breed. Beware of hip dysplasia, PRA and eye disorders. Buy only from OFA-and CERF certified stock. Can become destructive if left too much to his own devices. A big eater, the Black Labrador needs regular exercise and moderate rations to avoid a tendency to become overweight. Train Labradors early not to pull on the leash, as they have very strong necks. Show lines are generally heavier and more easy going than field lines. Field lines tend to be very energetic. Often the best pets are from combination show/field stock. Loves to swim. Labrador Retrievers are very popular, leading to the sale of many inferior animals. Buy only from a reputable breeder.


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