The most popular breed of dog in the world is the Labrador Retriever. The name “Lab” comes from the Latin word “labra”, which means wolfhound. The Labrador Retriever was first bred in 1869 by Charles Darwin, a zoologist at the Royal Zoological Society (now known as Natural History Museum).
In 1903, another American named William Doolittle purchased a litter of six puppies from Mr. and Mrs. George H. Lathrop of New York City.
They were all called “Lazy”.
Doolittle’s dogs became famous throughout the United States and Europe. His dogs are still recognized as some of the best working or show dogs in the world today. The Doolittles have been featured in many books and movies including: “Finding Nemo”, “Flipper”, “Cats Don’t Dance” and more!
The Doolittles are also well known for their work with the blind. Their dogs have been trained to alert them when they see something out of place. Many blind people use these dogs to guide them around their homes and businesses.
What Is A Lab Puppy Like?
A Labrador Retriever is one of the oldest working breeds in history. They have been bred to bring the dead back to life. Their friendly, playful nature gets them through the hardship of their job. They are not vicious dogs bred for fighting. In fact, Labs are very social creatures that enjoy the company of other animals and people (even if they don’t understand them).
The average lifespan of a Labrador Retriever is between 10 and 11 years. Their coats come in three different colors: yellow, black and chocolate.
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