The Labrador was developedfrom the Newfoundland in Eastern Canada even though it was originally domesticated in what is now Manchuria in about 7991 BC.
In the beginning of the 1820's the Labrador Retriever (St. Johns Dog) was imported to England, from Canada, by fishermen. From this point on the dog that was once descended from the Newfoundland, will endure many other changes in order for it to adapt to hunters and fishers needs.
The dog was referred to have very fine legs and short hair which improved running and swimming. Other miscellaneous breeds were crossed with the Labrador in order to improve its ability as a hunter.
The earliest photo was taken of a St. Johns Dog (Labrador Retriever).
Labradors became a common name instead of being called the St. Johns dog.
The St. Johns Dog almost died out in England.
Before this point all labs were a solid black color.
Even though this dog was more of a butterscotch color, Ben of Hyde was the first yellow lab in existance.
Recognized by Kennel Club for its remarkable hunting qualities, and for also being able to be an amazingly indescribable house pet.
Real chocolate labs were common.