September 11, 2015 | Posted in Breeds and Stars

LabPupsA breed that originated in Newfoundland, Labradors were originally used to help fishermen with their work. Labs are ideal family dogs who are good with children and the elderly. They are also ideal for military and police units because they have a very keen sense of smell. They aren’t suitable for guard dogs though due to their mellow personalities.

Labradors of the most popular breed of dog in five countries; the United States, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia. They typically come in three different colors; yellow, black and chocolate brown. Labs tend to shed their water resistant coats a bit, but brushing helps keep the mess down.

Famous Labrador Retrievers include Marley from ‘Marley and Me’, Brian Griffin from ‘Family Guy’, Spike from ‘Old Yeller’, President Clinton’s dog Buddy and Russia’s President Putin’s dog Koni.