Lately I've heard what seem to me rather disparaging comments about Labs, both in 'real life' and also on some forums. Maybe I'm being slightly over sensitive??? in which case I know you'll tell me Several people who already have dogs (not Labs) have been telling me they plan to get second dogs. When I asked which breed, three of them (independently of each other) told me they 'loved' Labs but won't get one "because everyone has Labs" and "they are boring, as the whole world and his brother have one" . One woman at a local park told me that "Labs are plain, just not interesting" - this, as my own lovely Lab is stood there right beside us Guess I just went away from these encounters musing that Labs are so popular because they are - if typical - lovely natured and such good fun Also: I've noticed when looking at sites belonging to breeders of other dogs, not Labs, that there are remarks made such as 'If you want an easy dog - get a Lab!', the implication almost being that Labs can be, I don't know, simplistic, compared to 'more complicated' breeds.......? I've seen remarks like these on websites belonging to at least three breeders. Just wondered what you think? It's interesting that - correct me if I'm wrong please - GSDs are more popular worldwide than Labs, yet I've never heard anyone remark that this breed is 'too common' etc!