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Exercise: These retrievers adapt themselves to their family, but they also need additional exercise such as long walks or playing and retrieving in water. They need regular exercise to prevent them from becoming too boisterous and exuberant.
Feeding: Labrador Retrievers can consume any quantity of food and need rationing to avoid them becoming overweight.
History: The labrador comes from Newfoundland and is thought to have evolved from St. Johns dog and a water spaniel. It was in 1800s that these dogs were used by fisherman for retrieving hooked fish from water. Eventually some of these Labradors arrived in Britain and their qualities were retained through crossing them with other retrievers. This cross-breeding stopped once breed was high in numbers and quality to maintain desired breed type.
Labrador Retrievers are multi-talented dogs as they are used as guide dogs and also for drug searching. A distinct characteristic of this breed is tail. It is often called 'otter tail' with its relatively short length and thick covering of hair.
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