Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. Which Sport Should You Do With Your Dog? The AKC has grouped intelligent medium sized dogs of the breeds that it registers into seven categories, or groups, roughly based on function and heritage.
Lips should not be squared off or pendulous, but fall away in a curve toward the throat. BODY The Labrador should be short-coupled, with good spring of ribs tapering to a moderately wide chest. FOREQUARTERS Forequarters should be muscular, well coordinated and balanced with the hindquarters. Shoulders-The shoulders are well laid-back, long and sloping, forming an angle with the upper arm of approximately 90 degrees that permits the dog to move his forelegs in an easy manner with strong forward reach. COAT The coat is a distinctive feature of the Labrador Retriever. It should be short, straight and very dense, giving a fairly hard feeling to the hand. The Labrador should have a soft, weather-resistant undercoat that provides protection from water, cold and all types of ground cover.
A slight wave down the back is permissible. HINDQUARTERS The Labrador’s hindquarters are broad, muscular and well-developed from the hip to the hock with well-turned stifles and strong short hocks. Viewed from the rear, the hind legs are straight and parallel. Viewed from the side, the angulation of the rear legs is in balance with the front.