The history of the Labrador Retriever goes back several centuries. When great sailors like Christopher Columbus sailed the oceans and discovered new continents, they also arrived in Newfoundland on the eastern coast of Canada. The Italian Giovanni Caboto went down in history as its discoverer. Numerous settlers set out to find their fortune in the New World.
With a height of 57 centimetres for males and 56 centimetres for bitches measured at the withers, the Labrador Retriever is among the medium-sized dog breeds. They reach a weight of 25 to 26 kilograms. Their body is muscular and compact, their head relatively broad. The high set tail, which tapers towards its tip, is also characteristic for them.