National Geographic : 1947 Sep
The National Geographic Magazine SNatimll eG Iraphh xiey liniiS b \alx l" \ xI r Labrador Retriever Gets Its Name from a Geographical Mix-up Actually. this breed came from Newfoundland and was originally called the St. John's Newfoundland or St. John's Water D)og. Fishermen carried the first specimens to England, and in the early 1)th century more were imported. Despite early attempts at interbreeding with other retrievers, the original strain was kept pure. XVI ten::.