Each and every year the Labrador Retriever is ranked the most popular dog breed in the U.S. according to American Kennel Club (AKC) registration statistics. There are many things to love about this breed including its friendly personality, its intelligence, and its love for life. If these traits aren’t enough to convince you that the Lab is a wonderful breed, take the word of some of your favorite celebrities who own Labradors of their own.
- Drew Barrymore – American actress, model, and producer, Drew Barrymore got an early start in her film career, appearing in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Barrymore went on to star in Firestarter in 1984 and has appeared in other well-known films like The Wedding Singer, Ever After, and Never Been Kissed. Barrymore is the owner of a yellow Labrador/Chow mix named Flossie.
- Minnie Driver – Born Amelia Fiona J. Driver, Minnie Driver is an English actress and singer-songwriter. Known for her role in Good Will Hunting and her appearance in the television series, The Riches, Driver has also released three albums and two singles. Driver is the owner of a black Labrador Retriever named Bubba and the mother of one child, her son Henry.
- Sarah McLachlan – A Canadian-born singer and songwriter, Sarah McLachlan is best known for her songs “Angel” and “I Will Remember You”. McLachlan has sold more than 40 million albums and she has won a number of awards for her music. In 2010, McLachlan’s song “Ordinary Miracle” was used in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. McLachlan is the owner of a black Labrador Retriever named Rex.
- Mary-Kate Olsen – One of the two Olsen twins, Mary-Kate is an American actress, producer, and fashion designer. She co-founded a luxury fashion brand The Row with her sister, Ashley, and appeared as a child in the role of Michelle Tanner on the sitcom Full House. In more recent years, Olsen has won awards for her fashion design and she is the owner of a chocolate Lab named Luca.
- Gwyneth Paltrow – Though she has recently gained attention for her role in the Iron Man movies as Pepper Potts, Gwyneth Paltrow has been acting for several decades. She is also well known as a food writer and has been known to try some controversial diets. In her personal life, Paltrow has published several cookbooks and she is the owner of a black Labrador named Holden.
- Steve Martin – American actor and comedian, Steve Martin is best known for his roles in Three Amigos and the film version of Cyrano de Bergerac. Martin is not only an actor, he also writes plays, several of which have been performed. In his personal life, Martin is an avid art collector and the loving owner of a yellow Labrador Retriever named Roger.
These top six celebrity Labrador Retriever owners know that Labs make wonderful pets. You don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy these dogs, either! So, if you are thinking about getting a new puppy, consider the Labrador breed as one of your top options.