RAFAL S: What is the difference between a Labrador and a Labrador Retriever?
I want to get a Labrador but I don't know whether to get a Labrador Retriever or just a Labrador because I don't know the difference, so what is the difference?
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Answer by GucciGirl
They are the same breed. Labrador is short for Labrador Retriever.
Answer by Deacon
Funny, insurance companies in Australia ask you to define the breed and charge differently for Labradors and Labrador Retrievers.
Answer by Louise
They are the same breed. However, you can get labs that are working lines, pet lines, and show lines. Working labs can be hard work and need to be given a job to do at all times.
Make sure you find a good breeder – read up on puppy mills etc. to make sure you do not fall into that trap and remember pet shops source their pups from the same place, which results in cruelty and poor pups. Look at the kennel club website.
Answer by TritanBear
Same breed. Labrador and Labrador Retriever are the same dogs. Lab, Labrador are just a short vocabulary. They are two styles of Labs, English, and American. same breed same registry. they look different, and the American type has more energy as they are used for the field trials. The English are stocky with a "block type head. And you will see that style in the conformation ring.
Answer by britladyathome
A retriever is a 'type' of dog – like a terrier.
There are a number of different types of retriever – labrador, golden, flat-coated, curly-coated, etc….
They were originally working dogs who were bred for their ability to retrieve!
Whilst terriers were bred to terrorize! :o)
Answer by choclate2796
there is no difference just labs are the same breed as labrador retriever on that labs are short-haired and come in different colors.
Answer by xox-chelsea-xox
lol, they are the same breed, the labrador is short for labrador retriever =], they are great dogs, very intelligent!
Answer by janet_james1948
They are one and the same Labrador is shorter the saying labrador retriever and lab is even shorter
Answer by Kaylee H
Um, I think they are the same. If not, the labrador retriever probably retrieves sticks and toys more then a regular labrador. Have fun with your new dog!
Answer by pineapple girl007
labrador is short for labrador retriever its the same breed also a lab is the same thing
Answer by Vorniee
They are exactly the same.
Hope I helped
(I have one by the way! )
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