The said breed is considered to be both a good and friendly companion, as well as a useful working dog. It also used to be fishermen helper. Today, it is as good-natured and hard-working as its ancestors were. It is probably the most popular breed in America. The dogs in question are also searching and rescue dogs. They are quite recognizable even for those who are non-dog people.
They are muscular and athletic, so it can be stated that they are made for sports. They have short and easy coat, as well as a friendly demeanor. Retrievers are very intelligent and have a plenty of energy. They live to serve for families and owners. This breed originated on the island of Newfoundland and was originally called St. John’s Dog. Labrador Retrievers love to eat and, unfortunately, they become obese very quickly if overfed.
That is why they have to have a plenty of exercise and their food has to be measured out regularly rather than left for the dogs to consume. They need at least 30 to 60 minutes of exercise per day. Otherwise, they can vent their pent-up energy in destructive ways. Even though they like other dogs, they have to be taught good canine manners.