Labrador Retriever Info & Labrador Retriever Breeders

The labrador is is one of the world's great breeds. It's entire purpose has been in the service of humans, and their steadfast devotion to whatever they apply themselves to has seen them regularly counted as one of the world's most popular dogs for just about anything to do with helping people.


Starting its breed life as a waterfowler's companion the Labrador has found its way into every form of service to humanity except as a patrol or police dog. They are the supreme assistance dog, faithful, loyal, kind, gentle, love the kiddies, sensitive, and intelligent. For many people the perfect dog, particularly for people whose lives depend on them.


They are surprisingly heavy shedders and will eat themselves into dangerous obesity if not managed firmly where food is concerned. Labs aren't terribly good watch dogs because they are so friendly and can be boisterous, so early training and socialisation are naturally necessary to prevent them becoming adolescents painfully slow to mature. Raised right a young lab should have plenty to keep it occupied physically and mentally. They're all about doing things with their people so are suitable for just about anyone committed to them. Active families would be about ideal.


Labradors' have an excellent sense of smell and can follow almost any scent to its origin.  For this reason they are often used by military and police as detection dogs. Labradors instinctively enjoy holding objects and even hands or arms in their mouths, which they can do with great gentleness (a Labrador can carry an egg in its mouth without breaking it). They are known to have a very soft feel to the mouth, as a result of being bred to retrieve game such as waterfowl. They are prone to chewing objects (though they can be trained to abandon this behavior).



The history of the Labrador Retriever

English visitors to 19th century Newfoundland were impressed with the black water dog working as waterfowler's companion gamely retrieving downed birds in freezing tidal water. No one was more impressed by them than the Earl of Malmesbury who imported the first ones into England. He wrote a letter to someone in 1887 in which he described his dogs as his 'Labradors'. People were very impressed with the Earl's black Labradors and the name stuck.


The Labrador quickly assumed the position as England's fave retriever then Britain's fave dog. The yellows became more common than the black dogs and recently chocolate has been a new lab fad. It was quickly given official recognition everywhere in the world so popular had it become.


The Labrador is far too accomplished to even try to list its full CV here. Suffice to say the Labrador has been one of the few canines that have become a part of the very fabric of the 20th and 21st centuries and humanity would be appreciably poorer without it.



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Registered Labrador Retriever Breeders

Achaean Labradors - Labrador Retriever Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
At Achaean Labradors we aim to breed Labradors that would be suitable for ... read more
Adivsemaj - Canadian Pedigree Chocolate Labrador breeder - Adelaide
We, my husband and I, who reside up in the beautiful Adelaide Hills in South ... read more
Aladorrb Labrador Retrievers - Labrador Retriever Breeder - Rockhampton, QLD
Where Brains and Beauty are combined for a dual purpose Labrador Retriever.  ... read more
Alforare Kennels - Labrador Retriever Breeder
We are a small family based breeder located in the Northern Rivers area of NSW ... read more
Bachdore Labrador Retriever Breeder - Adelaide, SA
As the owner of three Labradors it is easy to understand why Labradors have ... read more
BAMGYPS Kennels - Chesapeake Bay Retriever and Labrador Retriever Breeder - QLD
I focus on breeding both these breeds with sound temperament & valuable ... read more
Celabration - Labrador Retriever Breeder - Perth, WA
** No Puppies in 2022 **
We breed quality yellow and black Labrador Retrievers ... read more
Choccierayz Chocolate Labradors - Labrador Breeder Gold Coast, QLD
At Choccierayz Chocolate Labradors we pride ourselves on breeding quality sound ... read more
Clemkirk Labrador Retrievers - Moonambel, VIC
Clemkirk Labrador Retrievers was established in 1992. We are situated in the ... read more
Copperkee - Labrador Retriever Breeder, QLD
Proud owners of all three colours of Labrador Retreivers - each as beautiful as ... read more
Domezaar Kennels - Labrador Retriever Breeder - Newcastle
Breeders of Labradors with top UK and Australia Champion bloodlines. We breed ... read more
Edensundown - Labrador Retriever & Australian Shepherd Breeder - Bingara, NSW
Edensundown Labradors - Breeding Quality Labradors and Australian Shepherds for ... read more
Glendarelabs - Labrador Retriever Breeder - Toowoomba, QLD
Glendarelabs is a small family operated breeding stud. Our aim is to breed ... read more
Goldychocs Labrador Retrievers - Labrador Breeder - Coffs Harbor, NSW
We are experienced breeders and exhibitors of Registered Purebred Pedigree ... read more
Jodielassie Labrador Retriever Breeder - Melbourne, VIC
Jodielassie labs are incredibly loving dogs who enjoy swimming at the beach and ... read more
Kobelco Labradors - Labrador Retriever Breeder - Coffs Harbour, NSW
We are dedicated breeders who breed to improve on our current stock, all our ... read more
Koomooloo Labrador Retrievers - Dubbo, NSW
Purebred Retrievers by Registered Breeders. We are very proud to be part of ... read more
Kumpel Labrador Retriever Breeder - Sydney, NSW
KUMPEL Labradors was established in 1992 in Queensland. I am now located on ... read more
Labztales Labrador Retrievers - Brisbane
We have enjoyed this wonderful breed for 20 years. We are a small family based, ... read more
Lindiant Labrador Retriever Breeder - Sydney, NSW
LINDIANT Labrador Retrievers - Ch. Eng & Aust. Bloodlines. Pup & stud ... read more
MelBay Labradors - Labrador Retriever Breeder - Central Coast, NSW
Labrador Retriever Breeder on Central Coast. Breed standard excellent hip & ... read more
MERELDA LABRADORS - Labrador Retriever Breeder - Merriwagga, NSW
Merelda Labradors are a small family kennel in rural NSW breeding puppies with ... read more
Pattypup Labradors - Labrador Retriever Breeder, NSW
I am a small kennel and have been breeding for over 19 years and have bred for ... read more
Pawling Labradors - Labrador Retriever Breeder - Toowoomba, QLD
We are registered as 'Pawling Labradors' with Dogs Qld as breeders of pure bred ... read more
Rivamar Labradors - Labrador Retriever Breeder - Melbourne, VIC
PLEASE NOTE: We are not breeding during Covid19 restrictions

We breed only ... read more
Rokeby Labradors - Labrador Retreiver Breeder-Hervey Bay QLD
Rokeby Labradors is based on the Fraser Coast 3 hours north of Brisbane. We ... read more
Snowizard Labradors - Labrador Retriever Breeder - Central Coast, NSW
Located on acreage on the Central Coast of NSW, just one hour North of ... read more
Tapua Labrador Retriever Breeder - Woodstock, NSW
At Tapua Kennels our aim is to breed dual purpose Labs - intelligent, healthy, ... read more
Tenarda Kennels - Labrador Retriever Breeder & Chesapeake Bay Retriever Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
I have been a breeder of quality Labrador Retrievers for nearly 40 years and of ... read more
Therapaws Kennels - Labrador Retriever Breeder - Geelong, Victoria
*** wait lists are FULL for 2020 & 2021***

We are a small, family owned ... read more
Truebred Labradors - Labrador Breeder - NSW
Top registered Labrador breeders on the Mid North Coast in NSW Australia.

All ... read more
Yellowdog Kennels - Labrador Retriever Breeder - Muswellbrook, NSW
Breeding of quality labradors for temperament soundness and type - accredited ... read more