In the UK there are more than twice as many Labradors registered as the next most popular breed, while in the US they have been the top dog every year since 1991.
They also lead the pack in many other countries around the world, including Australia, Canada, Israel and New Zealand.
With the increase in dog ownership during the global pandemic and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends that remains high, many of us will be considering a new puppy right now.
And, while there are 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, plus plenty of crossbreeds, the trusty Lab has never been more in demand.
Here are 11 reasons why the Labrador Retriever is a perfect pet.