What's the difference

Given an ability to work in a bidible way for the handler and excluding the extremes of both work and show Labradors (the cliched whippet working lab and the fat unathletic show lab) and the difficulties of getting good standing shots of many field trial Labradors, what are the physical differences between both types underneath the coat and weight.  You be the judge!!

Charlie in show condition

Left Champion Wynslaywood Charlie (Working test award winner) in coat and show weight with his owner Alison Scutcher and Right Out of coat and in working weigh

Charlie in working condition Charlie in working condition FTCH Pocklea Remus

Left Ft Ch Pocklea Reamus Retriever Championship winner 1991

 

 

 

 

Below Ft Ch Labdom Lewis of Minstead (Ft Ch Hatchfield Feargal X Ft Ch Jasmine Milly of Labdom

Judith White  Working at a field trial

Lakedown Lightening (Ft Ch Eastdale Guss X Ft Ch Connermara Twinkle of Lakedown) R Phillips

Left Lakeland Lightning (FT Ch Eastdale Guss X Ft Ch Connermara Twinkle of Lakedown working at a field trial owned by Roger Phillips

IN and out of coat yellow lab sharon rogers

Below Left Show bred yellow Labrador bitch out of coat Right  In coat   Photo Sharon Rogers

Ft Ch Labdom Lewis of Minstead (Ft Ch Hatchfield F Chris Winfields Jobeshill Valfrid of Avonford

Left Chris Winfield's Open 2 day stake winner Jobeshill Valfrid of Avonford

 

Below  Another Labrador competing in a Field Trial

Labrador at field trial on stop Ft Ch Olivertash Bailey head profile

Ft Ch Olivertash Bailey Head profile