The Labrador Retriever is a loving, lovable, patient dog, which may be why he is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. They are very good-natured and they love to play. They are very intelligent, loyal and willing. They may be very dominant and independent. English Labradors may be more calm and laid-back.It is important that you buy a Labrador from a reputable breeder, as there is considerable over breeding of these dogs in the United States.
Labradors tend to be very energetic and strong. I havent had experience of the retriever breed but I imagine they have similar traits. The retrievers I have met seem to be abit more chilled out but none the less they are likely to be hungry e.g. they will eat anything and everything. Looks wise I feel they are one of the best looking dogs you can get, and are particularly good for families.