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If dog is man's best friend, then the Labrador Retriever must be 
his soul mate.
- Unknown


Labrador Retriever puppy

Asklar puppy

Labrador Retriever adult
Ch Asklar's Cowboy Up
"Mikey"

The Labrador Retriever descends from dogs that came to Newfoundland with explorers and settlers. 

The name Labrador was given to this dog by the Earl of Malmesbury and other breeders in England in order to differentiate them from the Newfoundland dog. 

The Labrador Retriever was originally called the lesser Newfoundland or the St. John's dog.

Introduced to Britain in the 1800s, the Labrador developed into the most popular breed in both North America and Britain. They were brought to the Poole area of England, then the hub of the Newfoundland fishing trade, and became prized amongst the gentry as sporting dogs. Many fishermen originally used the Lab to assist in bringing nets to shore; the dog would grab the floating corks on the ends of the nets and pull them to shore. 

The Labrador Retriever is among the oldest of the recognized breeds and has been known by many names throughout his history including the St. John's Dog, Lesser St. John's Dog, Newfoundland Dog, Lesser Newfoundland Dog, Little Newfoundlanders, Newfoundland Water Dog, Labrador Dogs, St. John's Labrador Dogs, Black Water Dog, Lesser Labrador, Smaller Labrador, English Retriever, and English Labrador.

Originally kept and bred for their retrieving ability, Labradors will retrieve fur, feather, and scale, and many other objects. They have worked with gamekeepers on estates in England, as guide dogs, and for law enforcement agencies in many countries. They are used to detect explosives, illegal game, and drugs.  

The Labrador Retriever stands up to 24 1/2 inches at the shoulder, and has a short, dense coat in black, yellow, or chocolate. He sheds regularly throughout the year. As one would expect of a dog bred for water retrieving, the Lab has webbed feet and a tail like an otter which he uses as a rudder when swimming to aid in changing direction. His coat is water repellent; water almost rolls off the fur.

This is a strongly built, active dog who is easily cared for. However, he is also a highly intelligent animal capable of great focus and perseverance who, if allowed to become bored, is very well able to develop into an escape artist! Make sure your yard is dog proof.

The Labrador Retriever is affectionate, loyal, and good natured. An excellent family pet, the Labrador is great with children and easy to train. Friendly and intelligent, this breed should never be aggressive. However, as a devoted family member, the Labrador is not happy when left alone for long periods or if kept confined. He needs daily contact with his people.

This dog is extremely active and has a high energy level. He needs lots of exercise and is, of course, particularly fond of water. A Lab will retrieve sticks from the water all day long!

 

 
Resources

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Rescue
British Columbia Labrador Retriever Club (1995) Society
Cheryl Young
(604) 820-8765
Labrador Retriever Rescue Calgary
Email: cchauncey@efirehose.net
(403) 934-4965
Labrador Retriever Rescue Ontario  
Labrador Rescue Nova Scotia
Patricia Pittman

 

 

 

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Ontario



British Columbia 

Kennel/Website

Dean Audet
6089 Buckhorn Road
Kamloops, BC  V1S 2A1
(250) 828-1525
email:
dean@dogacademy.ca

Luckyshoes Retrievers


Erleen Evans
4825 Yellowhead Hwy S
Chinook Cove, BC  V0E 1E0
(250) 371-4762
Email: 
eeevans@telus.net

Missinka


Terry & Victoria Gains
4886 Old West Saanich Road
Victoria, BC  V9E 2B2
(250) 479-0020
Email:
gainspride@shaw.ca

Gainspride Perm Reg'd


Alberta 

Kennel/Website

Suzanne Berube
PO Box 445
Boyle, AB   T0A 0M0
(780) 689-3367
Email: 
suzanneberube011@hotmail.com

Assorted Chocolates


Jamie
PO Box 1657
Vegreville, AB  T9C 1S8
(780) 632-2077
Email:
labs@lakustahorsenaround.com

LHA Labradors


Adrienne Kusch & Richard Chorzempa
Box 96
Athabasca, AB  T9S 2A2
(780) 675-3087
Email:
labsandlimos@live.ca

Ferguson Labs & Limos


Jolene Lingnau, AHT
Box 40
Gwynne, AB    T0C 1L0
(780) 361-0290
Email: 
labs@eagertrieve.com

Labrador Retrievers
Eagertrieve Perm Reg'd


Shalah Nelson
Drayton Valley, AB   T7A 1R7 
(780) 621-7941 
Email:
shalah@erlastyn.com 

Erlastyn English Labradors



Saskatchewan 

Kennel/Website

Danielle Greanya
Site 502, Box 29, RR#5
Saskatoon, SK   S7K 3J8
(306) 931-2026
Email:
danielle@prairiestorm.ca

Prairiestorm


Fran and Chris Oudshoorn
Box 940 (8000 Mill Corners)
Big River, SK   S0J 0E0
(306) 469-8009
Email:
trailrun@sasktel.net

Trailrunners Reg'd

 
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Did you know?


The earliest known
written reference to a
Labrador Retriever
occurred in
"Instructions to Young
Sportsmen" in
1814.


 

Clubs and Organizations


Labrador Retriever Club of Canada

National Retriever Club of Canada
(field trials)

Vancouver Island Retriever Club

Retrievers ONLINE Magazine
(field trials/hunting)

theRetriever News.com
(field trials)

BC Labrador Retriever Club

The Labrador Retriever Club of Alberta

Eastern Ontario Labrador Breeders Association

Club du Labrador du Quebec

Atlantic Labrador Retriever Club

Labrador Owners Club

Regina Retriever Club

Saskatoon Retriever Club

Manitoba Gun Dog Association

Mountain Valley Retriever Training Club


Manitoba 

Kennel/Website

Joyce Love 
35091 Oakwood Road
Anola, MB   R0E 0A0
(204) 755-2338  
Email:
rickway@rickway.com

Rickway/De Niza Kennels Reg'd Inc

 

Ontario 

Kennel/Website

Sandy Briggs
Wimberway Kennels and Farm, RR#4
Powassan, ON   P0H 1Z0
(705) 724-2676
Email:
sandy@wimberway.com

Wimberway Kennels


Dierk Brueske
4620 Hwy 7A
Nestleton, ON  L0B 1L0
(905) 986-5408
Email:
brueske@sympatico.ca

Wasserhund Kennels


Paul and Sandy Bunt
4 Flaherty Lane
Caledon, ON  L7K 2P3
(519) 942-0514  
Email:
paulbunt10@gmail.com 

Linheath Labradors


Nancy and Ken Butler
RR#1
Napanee, ON  K7R 3K6
(613) 352-5715
Email:
knbutler-norhamlabs@sympatico.ca

Norham


Valerie Cooper
RR#2
Arthur, ON  N0G 1A0
(519) 848-6192
1-800-660-2033
Email:
valerie@cooperslane.com

Cooperslane


Kathy Currie-Eyers
3780 George Johnston Road
Barrie, ON  L4M 4S4
(705) 812-7529
Email:
currieeyers@sympatico.ca

Loneoak


Paula Diamond
PO Box 1089
Fonthill, ON  L0S 1E0
(905) 892-0826
Email:
goldies@diamondsbest.com

Diamondsbest


Dave and Sue Eby
1270 Weeby Place
Waterloo, ON  N2J 4G8
(519) 664-2668
Email:
info@moonstonekennel.com

Moonstone Kennel


Randy and Carol Ethridge
7 Yonge Mills Road, RR#3
Mallorytown, ON  K0E 1R0
(613) 923-2548
Email:
ethridge@ripnet.com

Masonridge


Irene McArthur
2285 County Road 48
Havelock, ON   K0L 1Z0
(705) 778-1994
Email: 
jaqhs1@xplornet.com 

Jaqhs Labs


Jo Ann and Brian Neff
163 McGill Street
Centreville, ON   K0K1N0
(613) 378-1730 
Email:
samadam@xplornet.ca 

Labrador Retriever
Samadam Labradors


Susan O'Reilly
RR#1
Frankville, ON  K0E 1H0
(613) 275-1260
Email:
vincera@recorder.ca

Vincera Kennels


Debbie Rae
1827 County Road 9
Napanee, ON   K7R 3K8
(613) 354-9135
Email:
jomarielabs@hotmail.com

Jomarie Kennels
(Yellow and Chocolates)


Laurie and Larry Warvill
B1320 Cone #3, RR#2
Beaverton, ON  L0K 1A0
(705) 426-5154
Email:
asklar.warvill@sympatico.ca

Labrador Retriever puppies
Asklar Reg'd


Jane Wewer
RR#4
Lanark, ON   K0G 1K0
(613) 259-3099
Email:
Hunterleighlabs@hotmail.com

Hunterleigh Reg'd


Quebec 

Kennel/Website

Rachelle and Michel Bertrand
615 chemin Gorman
L'Ange-Gardien, QC  J8L 0L2
(819) 986-1450
Email: 
info@siriusgoldenretrievers.com

Sirius Perm Reg'd


Gianfranco Bottaro
8762, Grève Gilmour
Lévis, QC  G6V 7P8
(418) 835-5857
Email:
milano@videotron.ca

Milano


Nathalie Piché and Sylvie Piché
2560 Rue De L'Eglise
Val-David, QC  J0T 2N0
(819) 322-7305
(450) 224-7036
Email:
springdream@live.ca

Springdream Kennels



New Brunswick 

Kennel/Website

Maureen Gladstone
206 Adair Road
Waterford, NB  E4E 4W2
(506) 433-6601
Email:
stationonekennels@gmail.com

Station One Reg'd



Nova Scotia 

Kennel/Website

Don Bates
16 Memorial Drive
Dartmouth, NS  B2W 3P1
(902) 462-4333
Email:
dbates@ns.sympatico.ca

Labrador Retriever
Doindogs Perm Reg'd


Angela Bradley
494 Bear Point
Shelburne County, NS  B0W 3B0
(902) 723-2724
Email:
mabradley@live.ca

Sandyshore Kennels


Matt Durant
1230 Black Hole Road, RR#5
Canning,  NS  B0P 1H0
(902) 582-1676
Email:
labridgekennels@hotmail.com

Labridge Kennels


Verna Maclean
500 Chance Harbour Road RR# 1 
Trenton, NS    B0K 1X0
(902) 752-8460
Email:
info@Suncatcherkennels.com

Suncatcher Kennels

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