As with various other dog breeds, the Conformation (typically “English”, “show” or “bench”) and the Field (typically “American” or “working”) lines fluctuate, even though both lines are bred in both nations. Usually, nevertheless, Conformation Labradors are usually bred as medium-sized dogs, shorter and stockier with richer looks and a somewhat more calm character than their Field alternatives, which are generally bred as taller, lighter-framed dogs, with somewhat significantly less broad looks and a slightly longer nose; nevertheless Field Labradors should still be proportional and fit within AKC standards. With field Labradors, exceedingly lengthy noses, thin heads, long legs and lanky structures aren’t regarded regular. Both of these kinds are informal and not codified or standardised; no distinction is made by the AKC or other kennel clubs, but the two types come from different breeding lines. Australian stock also exists; though not seen in the west, they are common in Asia.
The breed has a tendency to get rid of hair twice yearly, or frequently throughout the year in warm environments. Several Labradors shed considerably; nevertheless, individual Labradors fluctuate. Labrador tresses are generally pretty short and straight, and the tail quite broad and strong. The webbed toes of the Labrador Retriever make them outstanding swimmers. The webbing among their toes may also function as a “snowshoe” in colder climates and keep snow from balling up between their toes- a condition that can be painful to other breeds with hair between the toes. Their intertwined coat is also reasonably waterproof, providing more guidance for swimming.