Labrador Retrievers are sporting dogs. They were originally bred to retrieve birds, like pheasants. With Labs helping them, people long ago could find food to eat.
These days Labs can work as assistance dogs for people with disabilities, as search and rescue dogs, as drug detection dogs with the police, and more.
They are good companions and sensitive therapy dogs.
They enjoy fun activities like flyball and agility.
Labrador Retrievers can grow up to 24 inches tall.