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The blocky English Labrador or "Bentley" Labrador may become a thing of the past if standard revisions are accepted in the UK.

The blocky English Labrador or "Bentley" Labrador may become a thing of the past if standard revisions are accepted in the UK.

The KC has come up with some standard revisions for the Labrador.

Characteristics Good-tempered, very agile (which precludes excessive body weight or substance). Excellent nose, soft mouth; keen love of water. Adaptable, devoted companion.

Body Chest of good width and depth, with well sprung barrel ribs – this effect not to be produced  by carrying excessive weight. Level topline. Loins wide, short-coupled and strong.

The new proposed standards can be seen here. Several breeds are getting them.

I think the standard revisions are also necessary for the golden retriever which is losing its agility, and yes, there are lots of fat ones!

As I’ve said before, the blocky Lab is cute but it’s not functional.

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