There are two types of Labrador Retrievers, the English Labrador Retriever and the American Labrador Retriever. The English bred species comes from English bred stock. Their general appearance is different when compared to the American. The English dogs are heavier and thicker. The American comes from American bred stock and is not as short. The double coat is smooth and does not have any waves. The head of the labrador is broad with a moderate stop. The nose is thick, black on black and yellow dogs and brown on chocolate dogs. The nose color often fades and is not considered a fault in the show ring. The teeth should meet in a scissors or level bite. The muzzle is fairly wide. The neck is proportionately wide and powerful. The body is slightly longer than tall. These dogs make great family pets, and hunting partners and are easily trained to do many tasks.