The British Labrador retriever, also known as the English Lab, is not just a dog registered with Great Britain’s Kennel Club rather than the American Kennel Club.
English Lab also refers to a specific type of dog, which differs from the “American” type, but is AKC registered. Many sportsmen prefer the terms “conformation” versus “working” Labs rather than English or American.
The Labrador has North American and British roots. The breed originated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.