Experience the Labrador Difference

At Big Swamp Retrievers, we are dedicated to breeding and training Labrador Retrievers, a breed that stands out for its intelligence, adaptability, and loyalty. Originating from Newfoundland, these dogs were initially bred as duck retrievers and fishermen's mates before being refined in England in the 19th century​​.

Unique Traits of Labrador Retrievers

Labradors have a natural affinity for water, aided by their "otter tail" for steering, webbed feet for swimming, and a thick, waterproof coat. Historically used for retrieving ducks, they are now renowned for their versatility in various settings, including hunting and competitive sports​​.

Labrador Characteristics

Labrador Retrievers typically stand 21.5 to 24.5 inches tall and weigh between 55 to 80 pounds. They are characterized by a rugged build, even temperament, and gentle demeanor, making them ideal family pets and workers in various fields like military, police, and as guide dogs for the blind​​.

Exercise and Care

Labs are high-energy dogs requiring several hours of exercise daily. They enjoy activities like running, swimming, and retrieving. Their thick coat is fairly waterproof and needs only minimal grooming, although they may shed profusely during certain seasons​​​​.


Experience the difference and embark on a journey with a canine companion that's expertly bred, trained, and tailored to exceed your expectations.