The Labrador Retriever (Japanese: ラブラドール Labrador) is a Dog breed in Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats.

In Nintendogs

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Coat Colors

In Nintendogs + Cats

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.

Coat Colors



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

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NTSC "Prized for its intelligence and gentle disposition, this English breed is a great guide dog."
PAL: "Bred in England, the Labrador is highly intelligent, affectionate and great as a guide dog."

Unlocking the Breed


Chihuahua & FriendsJA Starter Breed
Shiba Inu & FriendsJA Obtain 10,000 Trainer Points
Dachshund & FriendsJA Obtain 25,000 Trainer Points
Chihuahua & Friends Obtain 45,000 Trainer Points
Labrador & Friends Starter breed
Dachshund & Friends Obtain 50,000 Trainer Points
Dalmatian & Friends Obtain 45,000 Trainer Points
Best Friends Starter Breed

Nintendogs + Cats

Toy Poodle & New Friends Starter Breed
Golden Retriever & New Friends Obtain 3,400 Owner Points
Play for 15 days
French Bulldog & New Friends Obtain 5,800 Owner Points
Play for 21 days


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DLC neighbor Honest Abe and his Lab Fido


Nintendogs + Cats

As a Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl



"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."

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Further Information

The Labrador Retriever 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 American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes three colors of the Labrador Retriever breed: chocolate, black, and yellow.

Silver fur has begun to become prominent 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.



  • Labraddor in SSBB
    In SSBB, a yellow lab from Nintendogs is an assist trophy that interferes with the player's view of the stage. It is the only Nintendogs mascot breed to be one, the other breeds are Nintendogs + cats mascot breeds.
  • Despite the fact that the kennel information states the breed is English, the Lab is actually from Newfoundland-Labrador region of Canada.
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