For years the Labrador Retriever has held the title of family favourite - and with good reason. These dogs are happy, easy-going, friendly, loyal and smart. In short, labs were bred to be your buddy. Labs are the MVP of the canine world, often employed for hunting, showing, search and rescue, guiding and therapy. They’re also notorious food machines and professional counter surfers known to ingest socks, toys and other household items. A measured diet, good supervision and plenty of exercise are a must to keep these happy retrievers healthy and out of trouble.