"What you see"
The picture of Sandylands Bliss above is an image
of the phenotype
we are striving to
achieve at Angelfields. It is a picture of perfection.
A strong & powerful dog of medium size with a strong
stands foursquare solid on the ground. He or
she should be slightly
longer than tall (not square) with good bone to toe.
A good reach of
neck on well placed and clean shoulders with a front
and rear assembly
that is balanced and with good angulation. A
well developed chest
with good spring of rib.
When the dog is structurally put together correctly
he will have a topline
that holds steady & in line when he gaits.
He will have good reach and
drive that covers the ground with minimum effort and
efficiency. He is a
sound dog that can put in a days work on the field.
The head should have a broad skull with almond shaped
eyes of hazel
in color. The muzzle should not be snipey, cheeky
or fleshy and of proper proportions to the size of the skull. Correct ear placement with the shape
and size blending nicely with the overall head.
When all of these are put
together in the right places, the dog will have a lovely
expression that shows kindness, intelligence and faithfulness.
He or she should have a double coat, thick and
dense. When he is in full
coat, it will soften the angles of the dog. The
tail is very important and
should look like an otter tail. Short and thick
at the base.
Temperament is the hallmark of a true labrador.
He is a charming
companion, very docile and gentle with children and not quarrelsome
with other dogs. He is naturally clean and is a most excellent house
dog and a watchdog of great discrimination.