Labrador retriever is one of the favorite dog breed people love to have. They are easy-going, affectionate, friendly, energetic, social-able and fun-loving dogs. In 18th century Labrador were originally used as duck retrievers and fisherman’s mates (for fishing), until the English nobles brought this lovable breed to the UK in the nineteenth century, and set about refining and standardizing it.

Cute Labrador Retriever Puppy

Below are some interesting facts you should know about Labrador Retrievers Breed:

1. Labrador are intelligent dog, easy to train and have a gentle temperament. So, there are most commonly used breed for guide dogs. They’re working roles are rescue, therapy, hunting, assisting the disabled and tracking.

2. Labrador Retrievers come in three colors yellow, black, and chocolate. You can get all three colors in one litter. Single litter can include black, yellow and chocolate puppies regardless of their parent's color.

3. Labrador retrievers are fast. Labrador retrievers are known for their ability to sprint. They can hit 12-18 miles per hour in just three seconds.

4. The average life span for a Labrador is 10 – 12 years. But the world’s oldest Lab was 29 years old. Her name was Bella.

5. Labs love the water. Labradors are almost waterproof as they have double coat to protect them from icy water kinda like otters. Labradors also have webbed toes.

6. Labrador retrievers have been trained to sniff out and identify early stages of cancer as Labrador has powerful noses.

7. The Labrador breed actually originated in Newfoundland (Canada), not Labrador

8. Labrador loves eating, so keep those snacks out of reach because they will eat each and everything that smells like food.

9. The PDSA Gold Medal (an animal bravery award) was awarded to a Labrador named Endal in 2002. Endal’s disabled owner fell unconscious, so he pulled him into the recovery position, covered him with a blanket, retrieved his mobile phone and went to get help once his owner regained consciousness.

10. Labradors are the most popular dog breed in America & the UK and now it is very popular in India too.

I bet you were not aware of all the interesting fact about Labrador retrievers before reading this blog. Labrador are a popular family pet choice because of their lovable nature and endless energy. If you have a Labrador dog then please share anything which you like in your dog in below comment box.