You may own a Labrador, but do you consider yourself a Labrador Retriever expert? In this Quiz, you’ll find 10 questions that ask just how much you know about the magnificent breed.
Good luck, enjoy, and be sure to share your results with all of your friends!
#1. They're America's favourite breed.
Labradors have taken the top spot of popular breeds for over 24 consecutive years, according to the AKC – that’s impressive!
#2. What were Labradors originally used for?
They were originally bred to be the perfect water dogs; they have water-resistant double coats that provide insulation, their short fur keeps them warm but doesn’t drag them down when wet and their webbed feet help them swim fast.
#3. Which of these Labrador colour variations are not real?
‘Liver’ colour is not real. All other options are real colours (plus white!).
#4. Where did the Labrador Retriever originate?
The breed originated in Newfoundland, a large island in the Atlantic East coast of Canada, and was brought to England by fishermen about 1800.
#5. What is the average lifespan of a Labrador Retriever?
Studies show that, on average, Labradors live to around 12.5 years. however, this very much depends on good care, a balanced diet, and regular exercise.
#6. Labradors are popular assistance dogs, what do they specialize in?
They’re a very intelligent dog breed with a good temperament. They typically work in roles such as hunting, tracking and detection, disabled assistance and therapy work.
#7. A black labrador became famous for his search and rescue work after September 11, 2011 (World Trade Centre), what was his name?
Jake was an American black labrador who served as a search and rescue dog following the September 11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. Jake served as a rescue dog from 1997 until his retirement in 2006.
#8. Labradors can accelerate to 12 miles an hour in just 3 seconds
That’s pretty fast, huh?
#9. One litter of Labs can include pups of all 3 colours - yellow, black, and chocolate?
Two particular genes cause the pigmentation of the coat
#10. A labrador's tail is named after the animal
It’s called the ‘Otter Tail’ as they use their powerful tails to manoeuvre in water.