The Labrador Retriever was bred to be both a friendly companion and a useful working dog breed. Modern Labs work as retrievers for hunters , assistance dogs, show competitors, and search and rescue dogs, among other canine jobs. Contrary to popular belief, small size doesn't necessarily an apartment dog make — plenty of small dogs are too high-energy and yappy for life in a high-rise. Being quiet, low energy, fairly calm indoors, and polite with the other residents, are all good qualities in an apartment dog.
They are all avid swimmers, but when the water isn't available they like the cool concrete during the hot summer months. The English bred Lab comes from English bred stock. Its general appearance is different than the American bred Lab. The English bred Labs are heavier, thicker and blockier. The American bred Lab comes from American bred stock and is tall and lanky. The double coat is smooth and does not have any waves. Coat colors come in solid black, yellow or chocolate.
English Lab – Your Guide To The English Labrador Retriever
But what do these terms mean? How did these terms come about and make it into common use? Is it just the country of their birth or are there other differences between them?
And with an endearing temperament to go with those good looks, the English Labrador must come close to perfection on four legs. Despite being a gun dog enthusiast who has trained several American type Labradors, I totally understand the appeal of the English Lab with his classic, handsome, features. I have been privileged to share my life with a wonderful English chocolate Lab for some years now. In this article, I explore some of the differences between the American and the English Lab. I also share some of my personal experience living with and training both these amazing types of Labrador Retriever.