Myth Bust: Labs do not hail from Labrador, but in fact from Newfoundland.
Labradors are decedents of the St. John's Water Dog brought over from England by the early settlers of Newfoundland in the 18th Century. The fisherman of Labrador were a hearty bunch, braving the cold climate of the coast and so, their dogs had to be too.
Labradors were used on Combat Tracker Teams in the Vietnam War and in modern day are popular as companions for the disabled (primarily the blind) and in bird hunting. The term 'retriever' comes from their ability to fetch downed foul out of bodies of water with their very gentle mouth, returning the bird to their owner without damaging it.
Lab's come in three colors: Black, Yellow and Brown; Their short coat is dense and ideal for repelling and resisting cold water - great for those icy Crested Butte lakes and rivers . Their temperament makes them extremely eager to please, loyal and gentle companions. It is easy to see why our lovable Labradors are known to be the most popular dog breed in the world.