Labrador 101: Labrador Facts Every Labrador Lover Needs To Know

Is there anyone who doesn’t love Labradors? I don’t think so. What’s not to love?

Because of my love and devotion for Labrador dogs, I’ve come to search for fun facts to know more about these crowd favorites. I found a couple of videos that catered to my research and picked one video that has some interesting facts. Some may be common knowledge, while are great to know. I also did a little bit of research just to check if these are true, just to try and check if what was listed were actual facts, not bluffs.

These are the things I’ve learned, check them out!

  1. Labradors are a smaller version of a breed of dogs, the Newfoundland. They originated in Canada during the 1800s. They were bred mostly because of two reasons – to help fishermen retrieve their catch and bring hunters to their game.I learned these facts are true. Fishermen used to breed smaller versions of Newfies and called them Labradors. They are very useful when it comes to fetching fishes caught that fell back into the water, as well as retrieving their fishing nets. Since they are unable to name their dogs as Newfoundland, they named it Labrador instead, after the sea they are fishing from.
  1. Labradors have three main coat colors – Black, Chocolate, and Yellow.

I learned that a yellow Labrador can give birth to puppies of the three colors! Yellow Labradors can carry genes that can influence their babies to have Black or Chocolate colors. It means you can give Black, Chocolate and Yellow colored baby Labradors in one litter! All in all, it still boils down to the mother’s genes.

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  1. Labradors have otter-like tails and webbed feet. A Labrador’s coat is nearly waterproof, which makes them excellent for swimming.

It is true that Labradors are excellent swimmers, and these are due to the characteristics mentioned above, their otter-like tail is strong and lets them stir their body in the direction they want to go to while in the water. Their webbed feet act as natural flippers giving them the speed of 3 miles per hour. Add that to their almost water-proof coat, gives them the advantage over other dogs when it comes to swimming.

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