Are there two different types of Labrador Retrievers?

Are there two different types of Labrador Retrievers?

There is only one Labrador Retriever breed. Both the English and the American types are lovable Labs through and through. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some distinctions in their appearance, size, temperament, and energy levels.

What is a field champion Labrador Retrievers?

Field Labrador is another way to describe a working, or American-type, Labrador. Field Labs are taller and longer than English, or show-type, Labs. Some field Labs and their owners take part in field trials, and earn championship titles which can be included on their pedigree.

What are the different types of Labradors?

There are two types of Labradors, the English Labrador and the American Labrador. The English bred Lab comes from English bred stock. Its general appearance is different than the American bred Lab. The English bred Labs are heavier, thicker and blockier.

Which type of Labrador is best?

When it comes to the best labrador colour, the general rule among the shooting fraternity is that black is good, yellow acceptable, but chocolate is strictly for the show bench. Black has always been the dominant colour in the shooting field and in trials.

What’s the longest a lab can live?

The average Labrador Retriever lifespan is 12 to 12.5 years. Although a recent study suggests that chocolate Labs live shorter lives averaging 10.7 years, so significantly less than black and yellow Labradors.

Is there such a thing as an English lab?

But perhaps confusingly, there are American Labs that enter dog shows and there are English Labs competing in field trials and used for hunting. The terms ‘American Labs’ and ‘English Labs’ aren’t absolute and strict terms, but more a useful guide of the probable type of Lab being described. There are many exceptions.

Can you compare the results of different lab tests?

Make sure your doctor always uses the same lab to do your tests if possible. It can be hard to compare results from different labs because they may approach the test differently. For example, one lab might have different ranges for “normal” and “abnormal” than another.

What’s the difference between a Labrador Retriever and an English lab?

Moreover, the Labrador is first and foremost a retriever. Labradors bred for show and conformation have become commonly known as English type Labradors as they’re way more common in the UK. Labradors bred for field trials and hunting have become commonly known as American type Labradors as they’re way more common in the USA.

How tall is an American lab compared to an English lab?

The American breed standard allows a height of between 21.5 to 24.5 inches while the English breed standard allows a height of 21.5 to 22.5 inches. This is probably in recognition of the fact the American Labs can be taller and longer in leg…but more on that later.

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