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29 Things You Didn't Know About Labrador Retrievers, America's Most Popular Dog

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16. They're Used In Search And Rescues
Because of their amazing sense of smell, Labradors are also great Search and Rescue dogs. But their noses aren't their only qualifier. Labradors are excellent Disaster Dogs because of their gentleness. "The Labrador Retriever works efficiently, in a calm, gentle manner, rather than the aggressive, almost attacking method exhibited by breeds that have been tried but eliminated from the program," Edie MacKenzie, a dog expert, shared.