10 Amazing Facts About Labrador Retrievers

Labradors are amazing dogs! Most people know that they are intelligent, loyal, dedicated and playful big dogs. Fewer people know that they came from Canada and that they were a great help to the fishermen as they would pull the fishing nets out of the icy waters. They are known for being great in the water, as they have waterproof fur and webbed feet. However, this is all pretty standard and readily available information about the lab; There are some much weirder facts that are pretty amazing about the lab, like:

  • Labrador Retrievers like to have objects in their mouths. They can carry an egg in their mouth without breaking it.
  • Labrador Retrievers generally do not jump fences or dig under the fence to escape.
  • The Labrador Retriever usually has seven to eight puppies in each litter.
  • The Labrador is also known as the St. Johns Dog, St. Johns Newfoundland, and Lesser Newfoundland.
  • Every Labrador Retriever dreams of bananas.
  • There is no purebred dog called a Golden Lab. Your dog is either a Golden Retriever or a Labrador Retriever.
  • Retrievers’ pain tolerance is high, higher than that of many other dogs, making them well-suited for police work, rescue work, and hunting helpers.
  • Labradors not only have webbed feet that are perfect for swimming, they are the ONLY breed of dog that has webbed feet.
  • There are two other Labs colors; Silver and Carbon. These two colors are not officially recognized by any kennel association or breed registries because experts have not been able to verify the source of these colorants and the pedigree of the breed.
  • The first recorded Yellow Lab was born in 1899 and was named “Ben of Hyde”. Ben of Hyde’s line continues today and can be traced back to many modern Yellow lab lines.

As you can see, there is a lot to know and love about the Labrador Retriever. This dog has a very rich history and potential owners should try to find out as much as possible about the Labrador Retriever before purchasing one and calling it a household pet. There are numerous things to consider first, especially where you live, how much time you have available, if you have or plan to have children, and if you can afford this type of dog. There are vet bills to consider, as with all dogs, but the Labrador Retriever is a fairly large dog, so he can eat quite a bit too.

As for the fact that labs dream of bananas, hey… that’s what they tell us!

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