Here is some informasion about my relatives and heritage (some of it copied from Wikipedia):
The Labrador Retriever (also Labrador, or Lab for short) is one of several kinds of retriever. The name comes from the Labrador Sea outside Newfoundland.
A breed characteristic is webbed paws for swimming.
Typically, Labradors are athletic and love to swim, play catch and retrieve games, are good with young children and elderly. They are also very popular work dogs for finding all kinds of things, including hidden money and drugs, and people in the snow, forest or even buried in houses following earthquake.