So, out of all this only one thing is clear: Labradors are “natives” from the island of Newfoundland. How are they there? Here version, which tends to most researchers. The ancestors of black water dogs came to the New World from Europe, specifically from Portugal. Back in 14-15 centuries, Portuguese sailors, going to fish the coast Newfoundland dogs were taken along with a wonderful scent and a remarkable ability to swim. Marie Roslyn Williams in his book on Labradors photograph leads a very ancient breed of northern Portugal – Cane di Castro Laboreiro.
Could this dog is so strongly reminiscent of its external appearance Labrador, form the basis of breed in Newfoundland? And the name, Laboreiro, if coincidence is very interesting. Nevertheless, the true story Labradors can be traced only from the moment of their appearance in England, to be exact with the acquisition of these dogs the second column Malsbury in 1823 or 1824gg. The estate of the Count was in a deep valley in Herne, which is often flooded river, and where many vodilos every game. Once passing near Pula (a port city, actively traded with Newfoundland), Malsbury drew attention to the dogs with a fishing fleet. He was struck by the enthusiasm with which they found and brought in fish. “These dogs are perfect for finding and feeding of game in my estate, which is a lot of water – about as thought the count. He bought four dogs and started breeding ‘small Newfoundland, as at the time of their called.