＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊ History of the Labrador Retriever ラブラドール・レトリーバーの歴史 Anne Taylor- Fabracken
The origins of any breed can be hard to trace, the Labrador Retriever being no exception.
Where a breed originated, and why it became that ‘breed’ still has a bearing on the dog of today.
It looks and behaves like it does simply because of its origins, and how ‘we’ have developed it since then.
Every single person who breeds a litter should have it in their mind that the resulting puppies should be as the breed always has been, and should be able to function as such.
If we get away from what a Labrador should look like, and behave like, then we no longer have a Labrador.
Yes, the breed has evolved, and yes their jobs have changed over the years in that they do so much more than work as a gundog, but a working dog is working dog and everything we do with it should still allow it to function as such.