There is a reason that year after year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in the United States. The history of the Labrador Retriever dates back to the early 1800’s in Newfoundland, just off the Atlantic coast of Canada. Today’s Lab is a product of the breed being imported to England by the First and Second Dukes of Malmesbury and the 5th and 6th Dukes of Buccleuch as Water Fowl Retrievers. Had these families not played a vital part in the continuation of the breed, the loving and affectionate Labs we have all grown to love may not exist today.
The first recognized Yellow Labrador Retriever was born in 1899. One of the friendliest breeds out there, Yellow Labs are great companions and love to be a part of the family. While the color yellow is part of their namesake, their coats range from fawn or cream to butterscotch to a deep golden hue. Coming into popularity during the mid-20th century, the Yellow Labrador Retriever has been a staple for hunters and family homes alike ever since. As one of the world’s favorite pets, they’re also known for being popular guide dogs, service dogs, search and rescue dogs, hunting, and, of course, a loving companion breed.