The Labrador Retriever is a breed of dog in Nintendogs and its 3DS sequel.

Description and TemperamentEdit

DS: "'Originating in England, this breed is highly intelligent, kind in nature, and great as assistance dogs."

3DS (NTSC): "Prized for its intelligence and gentle disposition, this English breed is a great guide dog."

3DS (PAL): "Bred in England, the Labrador is highly intelligent, affectionate and great as a guide dog."

The Lab is known for it's loyalty and trust. It makes for a great pet and a nice companion, and will get along with almost any other dog. In real life, the AKC recognizes three colors of the Labrador Retriever breed: chocolate, black, and yellow (known as "cream" in the DS Nintendogs games). Silver fur has begun to become prominant in the breed, but the AKC refuses to acknowledge it yet until it becomes a more common occurrence than it currently is. Contrary to popular belief, certain colors are not isolated to certain colored parents. Two black and brown parents can produce yellow puppies.

Sometimes Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are mistaken for chocolate Labs. One thing to look for when trying to differentiate the two breeds is the dog's coat type: while the Lab's short fur is perfectly straight, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever's short fur is somewhat wavy.

Despite the fact that the kennel information states the breed is English, the Lab is actually from Newfoundland-Labrador region of Canada.

Unlocking the BreedEdit

Nintendogs + CatsEdit

In Nintendogs + Cats, the Labrador still comes in the same three colors as it did in the original game, and the colors come in different shades. If the player chooses "Surprise me!" they may find a Labrador Retriever with a Dalmatian pattern in either black spots or brown spots, a silver Lab, or a pure white Lab.




  • Buddy, owned by B. Clinton (SpotPass DLC)

As a Trophy in Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit


"A puppy for you to train on your Nintendo DS. They come in a wide variety of breeds, colors, coat styles, and personalities. You can train them, use dog toys to play with them, and feed them treats to establish a real link with your virtual pet. Other features include the ability to enter your dog in disc-catching contests and agility trials on obstacle courses."

Nintendo DS: Nintendogs



  • Labraddor in SSBB

    Labrador in SSBB

    In SSBB, a yellow lab from Nintendogs is an assist trophy that interferes with the player's view of the stage.

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