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The first labrador to be placed at a retriever trial in 1906 (FTCh Flapper).
First Labrador to receive FTCH
The main characteristics of the traditional Buccleuch Labrador are a good nose, a tender mouth and an intelligent and courageous temperament. Their heads are often shorter than the average Labrador, they have a thick double coat and frequently have the ‘otter’ tail. The pure strain can only throw black puppies. The Buccleuchs belonged, together with the Earls of Home, to the so called “northern set” of Britains 19th century’s priviliged hunting world, while the Malmesbury‘s belonged to the “southern set”.