A whole book could be written about the occasions when Labrador Retrievers have made the news or appeared in movies and TV shows. There are, however, two films that sum up the spirit of the breed. Old Yeller (1957 USA) is the heart breaking story of a young Texas lad and his Labrador. The role of Old Yeller was played by a rescue dog called Spike. He went on to have a successful career in film and TV which included a role in the classic series, Lassie.
More recently, our hearts were stolen by Marley the Lab in Marley & Me. Making the movie was tricky as its timespan covers 14 years. 22 identical Labrador Retrievers were needed!