Labrador: a variety of breeds.
1800-1810. in England bring the first dogs from St. John’s,
1814: For the first time, the Labrador Retriever is officially mentioned in the book “Instruction for Young Athletes”.
1823: Artist Edward Landzier for the first time portrays one of the ancestors of Labrador in a painting entitled “Bark, Bitch Labrador.”
1835: the first nursery for breeding Labradors, belonging to the fifth Duke of Bakcleuch, begins to operate in Scotland
1870: the name “Labrador” ceases to be a rarity, as these black dogs, who were looking for and feeding dead game, began to actively use huntsmen.
1885; In the UK, a mandatory six-month quarantine is introduced for all imported dogs.
1892: Two yellow puppies are born in one of the litters from black parents in the Duke Bakkleuchsky kennel,
1899: official registration in Britain of the first yellow puppy named Ben of Hyde from the kennel of Major K, J, Redcliffe.
1903: On July 7, the Kennel Club officially recognizes Labrador and, on November 3, includes him in the group of dog dogs,
1905: in January, Labrador’s own exhibition classes, which are different from the corresponding classes of other retrievers, are finally approved.
1911: Opening of the Retriever Club in France
1912: The number of Labrador puppies registered by the Kennel Club exceeded 200.
1916: thanks to the efforts of two pioneer breeders – Countess Lorna Howe, who became famous for her black Labradors from the Benchory Kennel, and Lord Nutsford, who created the line of Labradors in the Kennel, represented in the pedigrees of all modern Labradors, the current “elder” is created clubs – Club of Labrador Retrievers (The Labrador Retriever Club).
1917: Twenty years after the appearance of Labradors in the USA. The American Kennel Club registers the first “official” litter in its breeding book.
1922: English breeders registered about 1000 puppies (exact number 916).
1923: The Honorable A. Holland Hibert (later Lord Knutsford) publishes an article clarifying the provisions of the standard adopted in 1916.
1925: the creation of the Yellow Labrador Retriever Club.
1931: The creation of the Labrador Retrievers Club in the USA (The Labrador Retriever Club Incorporation).
1932 and 1933: two years in a row black Labrador champion Bramshaw Bob becomes the winner of Best in Show at the Kraft exhibition.
1959: The revival of interest in Labrador in the United States in connection with the release of a postage stamp with his image (the stamp depicted the black Labrador King Buck).
1988: English dog breeders are shocked by the murder of outstanding breeder Joan Maken, who has devoted more than 50 years of her life to breeding Labradors (Timspring kennel),
1989: Labrador becomes the most popular breed in England – 26,392 registrations in the Kennel Club stud book,
1991: Labrador becomes leader in the US breed rankings. This place he retains to this day.
1998: England’s record: the number of labradors registered in the year of birth reaches 36,000,
1999: dog breeders from all over the world learn about the death of Gwen Broadley, the founder of modern Labrador breeding (Sendlands питом). The line of this kennel continues to exist successfully, in particular, thanks to Eric Hayes, who grew several champions,
2003: The Labrador Retrievers Club celebrates a centenary of breed in a luxury estate.
Belvoir Castle in Grantham, where a two-day jubilee exhibition, which brought together about 1000 dogs, took place!
Skull: wide, clean lines, without fleshy cheeks. The head of a Labrador should be well fashioned, clean lines.
The transition from the forehead to the face – pronounced.
Nose: Wide, with well developed nostrils.
Nose should be pigmented black or beige in fawn dogs, brown in brown dogs, Muzzle: powerful, not pointed.
The muzzle is voluminous, well filled under the eyes, the back of the nose is straight, parallel to the line of the skull.
Jaws / Teeth: Jaws of medium length, powerful, not tapering towards the end of the muzzle. Strong jaws with excellent uniform, regular scissor bite, while the upper incisors tightly close the lower, teeth in a jaw upright without inclination.
Eyes: Medium in size, with a clever and good-natured expression. Brown or walnut color.
Neck clean lines
Chest: Good depth and length, with well arched ribs.
Back: Topline – horizontal.
Loin: wide, short and strong.
A distinctive feature of the breed, very thick at the base, gradually tapering to the end, of medium length, without dewlap, but covered with dense, short, coarse hair, giving it the appearance of a round “otter” tail. It can be fun raised, but should never curl over your back.
The forelegs are straight, with strong bones. Shoulder: Long, oblique. Hind limbs well developed, croup not inclined to tail. Knee joints: with good angles. Hock: Low set. Cow posta extremely not desirable. FEET: round, lumpy, well arched, with developed pads.