With its playful temperament and affectionate look, the Labrador is always popular with children. This is a dog which just loves having fun. Originating from Great Britain, the Labrador (or to give it its true name, the Labrador retriever) was brought back from Newfoundland by British fishermen. Of average size, this dog has a short coat which can be totally yellow, black or chocolate, and hazel eyes. Used as a pointer by hunters, its webbed feet also make it a good swimmer. However, it is as a family pet that the Labrador has enjoyed greatest success. Very playful and sociable, it is today one of the world’s most popular breeds. This is an intelligent, obedient animal which is also used as a guide dog. Some 80% of guide dogs for the blind are Labradors.