The Black Labrador Retriever. The AKC describes the Labrador's temperament as a kind, pleasant, outgoing and tractable nature. Labradors instinctively enjoy holding objects and even hands or arms in their mouths, which they can do with great gentleness (a Labrador can carry an egg in its mouth without breaking it). The Labrador Retriever's coat repels water to some extent, thus facilitating the extensive use of the dog in waterfowl hunting.
CLUMBER SPANIELS Known as the ‘Aristocrat of Spaniels’, the Clumber was originally bred by the Duke of Newcastle to work on his Clumber Park estate which gave the breed its name. They became very popular in the Dukeries and later King George V kept Clumbers at Sandringham where he bred many working and show champions, the best remembered being Sandringham Spark. Now they are on the Vulnerable Breed List because less than 250 puppies are born each year.