We lost our wonderful 11 year old lab in January to cancer. He was an amazing boy. Smart, big (110lbs) and calm and confident. The search is on for a new family member, but our standards are high. We would love to find a larger lab, but we are finding that almost all breeders we talk to keep the dogs within AKC standards - so they are short, to us. So, I am here to vent, and here to see if I can find anyone in our similar situation. And don't get me started on American vs. English. I've heard so many explanations on the differences, it just comical.