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, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Brandy my yellow Labrador retriever, draws on a repertoire of cute looks to get what she wants.
She's an 8-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, and until a few years ago, she was the average urban house dog.
Porky, for instance, is a one-year-old yellow Labrador retriever. Unlike the calm Bubba, Porky races around and impatiently scratches when he finds a stash.
The yellow Labrador Retriever visited the president's casket in the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday alongside people in wheelchairs who benefited from the Americans With Disabilities Act that Bush signed in 1990.
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Young said of the big yellow Labrador retriever he calls his best friend.
The day began with remarks from Secretary Kerry, who came to the podium accompanied by his one-year-old yellow Labrador retriever. "Since my daughters are grown up, this is the best I can do," he joked.
It was also love at first sight for dog-lover Dianne, 33, who bought her yellow labrador retriever, Amber, from a seller on Buyandsell.ph in 2006.
My new best friend is a female yellow Labrador retriever trained by Roger Sigler, owner of Antler Ridge in Smithville, Mo.
Cory, a yellow Labrador retriever, was diagnosed with Epilepsy as a puppy.
Over the holidays, many of you may have gone to see the movie "Marley and Me." After all the media buzz surrounding the movie's debut, you probably know the story is about a loveable but energetic yellow Labrador Retriever whose behavior creates all kinds of challenges for his owners.
We saw, among others, a long-tailed Rottweiler, a Saluki lounging regally on her bed in the back of her kennel, an overweight yellow Labrador Retriever, a very perky Papillon, and a sweet Pomeranian who was sucking his blanket to relieve stress ...