Labrador Retriever


The Labrador Retriever is a versatile, friendly dog who loves to hang out with his owner. The VKC® recognizes three coat colors, but the Lab is a master of color. The entire dog will become any color desired, and this feature can be used creatively in tricks.


  • Basic Positions: stand, sit, down, bang, beg, bellyup, shake, rest
  • Basic Activities: come, getbone, howl, itch, roll, rove, sniff, speak, wag, wander
  • Other Activities: go, run, on, greet, get (These require you to name a destination or an object; for example, "Fido go Sandry" or "Fido run redball" or "Fido greet Bichon")
  • Owner-only commands: heel, follow (Follow also requires you to name a destination)
  • Special command: fetch (Requires a redball toy, free at VKC Dog Parks)

These instincts are not described in any detail because it will be much more fun for you and your dog to try them out together.

Special Poses

The petting animation causes the avatar gets down in front of the dog, stroking and caressing its neck while talking to the dog sweetly.

Special Commands

The name Lucy is used here as an example. You should use your dog's actual name or the general name, dogs, to command your dog.

black — the dog becomes a black Lab

Say: Lucy black

chocolate — the dog becomes a chocolate Lab

Say: Lucy chocolate

yellow — the dog becomes a yellow Lab

Say: Lucy yellow

Color Options

The Labrador is a master of color changing. The colors can range anywhere from nearly white, through all the natural and unnatural colors you can think of, to black. You can use the commands color and tint with the Labrador.

Prim Count - 31

Land Impact - 30

Important Dates

Release Date: January 2007

Retired: January 2012

Although the Labradors are in retirement, they still receive the full support of the VKC. They can be updated and claimed at the Dog Clinics and the VKC Proven Trainers will continue to help you with these breeds, just like always.