The Labrador Retriever (also Labrador or Lab for short) is exceptionally affable, gentle, intelligent, energetic and good natured, making them both excellent companions and working dogs. Although somewhat boisterous if untrained, Labrador Retrievers respond well to praise and positive attention, and are considerably "food and fun" oriented. With training, the lab is one of the most dependable, obedient and multi-talented breeds in the world. These dogs are as well loyal and great with little children. The Labradors originated in Newfoundland and Labrador, which became a province of Canada in 1949.
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