1- The Labrador breed actually originated in Newfoundland (Canada), not Labrador.

2- The average life span for a Labrador is 10 – 12 years.

3- The world’s oldest Lab was 29 years old. Her name was Bella.

4- Labs have a double coat to protect them from icy water kinda like otters; they’re almost waterproof! They also have webbed toes…

5-They originally helped fishermen in Newfoundland retrieve fish and collect lines and nets in the water.

6- The PDSA Gold Medal (an animal bravery award) was awarded to a Labrador named Endal in 2002. Endal’s disabled owner fell unconscious, so he pulled him into the recovery position, covered him with a blanket, retrieved his mobile phone and went to get help once his owner had regained consciousness.

7- They are the most commonly used breed for guide dogs. They are intelligent, easy to train, eager to please and have a gentle temperament.

8- Labradors are the most popular dog breed in America & the UK.

9- You can potentially get puppies of all colours (black, yellow and chocolate) in the same litter.

10- Labradors have working roles in all sorts of sectors including search and rescue, therapy, hunting, assisting the disabled and tracking.