Loyal companion, tireless working dog, retriever, assistance dog, search and rescue and show competitor the Labrador Retriever is an incredibly versatile breed. Loving, loyal and gentle it's easy to see why the trusty Lab is among the most popular breeds in many countries
For conformation during shows and trials kennel associations in many countries group breeds based on the purpose for which the dogs were originally bred. Although there is not an international standard for group titles, e.g. the Rottweiler is part of the "working" group in America and Canada, and the "utility" group in Australia and New Zealand, the breeds within each group are largely the same, regardless of the their titles.
A fantastic series of dog posters illustrated by artist Lili Chin.