Smitty's mother is what breeders refer to as an English Labrador Retriever. She is 100% English. Although the AKC calls all Labrador Retrievers "American" Labrador Retrievers, Breeders have begun using the term "English" to differentiate between the two "types" of Labrador Retrievers. As you can see with English Labrador Retrievers, you tend to get a bigger, blocky head, and they tend to be thicker, stockier, and a bit shorter. English Labradors don't bark much, they tend to be more quiet, and they also tend to be calmer than the typical American Labrador Retriever.