Labradors are known to be great family dogs. Not many people know that this breed got nearly extinct in the early stages of development. In Newfoundland it was thought that having sheep is more profitable than breeding dogs. So large “dog tax” was imposed and not many families could afford it. These days Labradors are the most popular dogs. This breed has the highest amount of American Kennel Club registry entries for the past eighteen years. Labs love to carry and chew things, but they are so gentle that they can carry an egg in their mouth without braking it. These dogs are perfect swimmers, their paws have webbed toes, to assist in swimming and their fur has two layers, which are waterproof. Labradors are known to be great and very dedicated service dogs. Jake, the Law Enforcement dog, was helping find people in hurricane Katrina in 2005, and made a history participating in 9/11/01 rescue operation. He was altruistically detecting people that were trapped under burning debris.