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  • Writer's pictureHeidi Bogue

The Unique Charms of English Labradors: Why We Choose Them at Creekside Labradors

Welcome to the Creekside Labradors blog! As enthusiasts and breeders of these wonderful dogs, we often get questions about the differences between English and American Labrador Retrievers. Both are undeniably Labradors, but they have distinct characteristics that make each type unique. Here at Creekside, we have a special place in our hearts for English Labradors, and we'd love to share why.


Understanding the Differences: English vs. American Labradors


Physical Appearance: The most noticeable difference lies in their build and appearance. English Labradors are often stockier, with a heavier, more robust bone structure, broader heads, and a more pronounced 'otter' tail. Their American counterparts are typically leaner and more athletic in appearance, with a slightly narrower head and longer legs.


Temperament: While all Labradors are known for their friendly and outgoing nature, English Labs are often considered to be more calm and gentle. They are typically more laid-back, which makes them excellent family pets. American Labs, bred primarily for fieldwork and hunting, tend to be more energetic and require more exercise and stimulation.


Training and Activity Needs: American Labradors, with their high energy levels, are often seen excelling in field trials and hunting roles. They need plenty of exercises and thrive in active environments. On the other hand, English Labradors are more content with moderate exercise and are often easier to train for non-sporting roles due to their laid-back nature.


Why We Prefer English Labradors at Creekside

1. Ideal Family Pets: English Labradors are known for their gentle demeanor, making them perfect for families. Their patient and affectionate nature makes them great companions for children and adults alike.

2. Adaptability: These dogs are quite adaptable, comfortable in a variety of living situations, from spacious country homes to cozier urban settings, provided they get their regular exercise.

3. Training and Behavior: Their calm demeanor makes them more receptive to training. They are often less reactive and more focused, which is beneficial for first-time dog owners or those looking for a less demanding training experience.

4. Health and Longevity: While all dogs need proper care and attention to their health, English Labradors have a sturdy build and, with proper care, can enjoy a long and healthy life. We at Creekside are committed to responsible breeding practices that prioritize the health and well-being of our dogs.

5. Versatility: Despite their calm nature, English Labradors are versatile. They excel as therapy dogs, show dogs, and simply as loving family members.


Embracing the English Labrador Charm at Creekside

At Creekside


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, we are not just breeders; we are passionate about these magnificent dogs and committed to enhancing the breed's qualities. We choose English Labradors because we believe in their ability to bring joy, companionship, and a touch of elegance to any home.

We invite you to visit us and see for yourself why English Labradors have captured our hearts. Whether you're looking for a show dog, a therapy dog, or a furry family member, an English Labrador from Creekside might just be the perfect fit for your home and heart.🐾

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