The Labrador Retriever, also known as simply Labrador or Lab, is one of several kinds of retrievers, a type of gun dog. Labs are athletic, playful, and the most popular breed of dog by registered ownership in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States (since 1991).
A favorite assistance dog breed in these and other countries, Labs are frequently trained to aid people who are blind, people with autism, act as therapy dogs, and perform screening and detection work for law enforcement and other official agencies. They are also prized as sporting and waterfowl hunting dogs.
Labradors are relatively large, with males typically weighing 65 to 80 lb and females 55 to 70 lb. Their coat should be short and dense, but not wiry. The coat is water-resistant, so the dog does not get cold when taking to water in the winter. This means that the dog naturally has a slightly dry, oily coat.
The webbed toes of the Labrador Retriever make them excellent swimmers, and can also serve as a “snowshoe” in colder climates and keep snow from balling up between their toes—a condition that can be painful to other breeds with hair between the toes.
All of Horizon Lab puppies come with a 1 year Congenital Health Guarantee and a 2 year ‘Hip & Elbow’ Guarantee, providing the NuVet vitamin regimen is continued. Please contact us for more details. We want to provide your family with a beautiful Lab to make a lifetime of memories with.