Some dogs you can tell that they are a good work breed simply by their names, such as with Labrador retrievers. Labradors have been trained as hunting dogs since the 1800s. A Labrador’s fur, which comes in yellow (also known as golden), black and chocolate brown, has a dense undercoat that helps keep them relatively dry even when chasing and retrieving waterfowl. They also have a thin surface coat as well. For the most part, Labrador retrievers are very low maintenance when it comes to grooming, limited to weekly brushing and occasional nail clippings and baths.
Use a wire slicker brush (a brush designed to help eliminate surface mats or clumps in pet fur) to brush your Labrador's coat fully. Brush the coat in the general direction that it's growing along the back, sides, chest, neck, legs, and tail. Brush chocolate and black Labradors once per week and yellow Labradors two or three times a week as the lighter colored dogs shed much more often.