The Labrador Retriever, which comes in three colors: black, chocolate and yellow, has been the most popular dog in the United States, Great Britain, Australia and other countries since 1991. The breed is people loving and makes a popular pet.
The versatile lab was bred primarily to be a gun dog and can be used afield as a waterfowl retriever as well as a pointing dog. I've hunted often behind a lab and years ago owned a chocolate lab named Scoter. Most hunters, myself included, will tell you that much of the joy in the hunt comes from the dog.
Shown to the right is the silhouette of Lab Bookends clay model ready to mold. Note my Brittany, Penny, in the background.
This work is one of five new sculptures being introduced at the Autry Museum's Masters of the American West Show and Sale.
8"H 15"W 6"D