Labrador retriever

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Labrador retriever,

breed of large sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 whose origins are obscure but whose immediate ancestors were developed in Newfoundland and brought to England in the early 1800s. It stands about 23 in. (58.4 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 60 and 75 lb (27.2–34.1 kg). The dense, short coat is flat and oily, providing great resistance to cold weather and icy water. Its color may be black, chocolate, or yellow. The Labrador retriever is widely used to hunt both waterfowl and upland game birds; its loyal and gentle disposition has made it very popular as a companion dog. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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In 2008 he got a British chocolate Lab pup, looked around at his duck gear, and named the dog Gunner.
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When the goose fell dead at the bus stop, it was not quite dead (the hunter having taken a high shot, because the goose would not decoy, the spreading wad of bismuth pellets shattering only the left phalange, barely piercing the breast), so when a plucky girl broke the wavering boys' semi-circle, reaching to hoist the bird in her arms, its black head shot out hissing, its good wing flailed Icarus-like (though the children knew nothing of him yet), fanning gutter trash until the chocolate Lab arrived (stretching with each purposed stride his neoprene camo vest, cock bouncing, toenails clicking ridiculously on the cul-de-sac sidewalk) to clamp his jaws--after a brief scurry, stutter-flight--around the pillowed shoulders of the goose that was still not quite dead.
If there is one task that I could avoid, it would be: Without being too graphic, it would be keeping my backyard free of the deposits that my golden retriever and chocolate lab leave.
Whenever I get to feeling guilty about my unwillingness to patch the rift with James, I think about another friend, Mike, and his chocolate Lab, Leah.
Judge: Marcia Herrmann Herrmann's Chocolate Lab Templeton, CA
I had a 11 5-pound chocolate lab at the time," said Goldberg.