According to the most popular version, the dogs of this breed originally lived on the coast of the island of Newfoundland. There they helped local fishermen. In the first half of the 19th century, Labradors were brought to Great Britain, where they saw good hunting potential. In its modern form, the breed was formed by the 70s of the XIX century, and other dogs took part in its formation. In 1903, the English Kennel Club recognized the Labrador Retriever breed as an independent breed.