I love my labs (Gidget and Mocha) because they bring so much joy in whatever they do. 🙂 They have an effervescent love that just never ever ends, tails that work as table clearers and their smiles and little grunts (yes grunts) make me just laugh. They pick me up when I’m down and give unconditional love ALL the time. I love my furkids. 🙂
They love getting wet and muddy and so do I. This is one of my favourite things about Labs. Monty gives me an excuse to splash around in streams and muddy puddles and generally behave like a big kid whenever I please. I couldn’t do that without my Lab. I’d get locked up…probably forever…in a room with no windows.
Labs are a very gentle, patient breed, and with the right socialization and training, get along famously with children. They share a similar zest for life, excitement and love of playing outdoors. As with any pet, however, it’s never a good idea to leave your Labrador retriever and your kids together alone and unsupervised.
Registered Puppies have the guarantee up to 30 months for any Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, PRA-PRCD, RDOSD, EIC, CNM, and Refractory (near sightedness). If any puppy is proven to have any of these diseases, the owner has the option to keep the dog but you must neuter your dog. Most owners have grown attached to their dog and I understand this. I will be happy to give you another puppy out of a similar breeding at your convenience. I strive for the best breeding possible, but as much as I may strive, Mother Nature has her own course and with that being said this means that oddities do happen occasionally. I apologize now if this ever does happen to you. Trust me as much I love these 4-legged Angels on this Earth more so than humans, I will be just as upset if not more, over your dog having anything at all wrong with it.
Please try to be fairly ‘open minded’ about the sex, colour and age of the dog you are looking for. There is certainly no ‘average’ rescue Labrador and both dogs and bitches are loyal and make wonderful companions. Although we maintain a policy of privacy between our owners, we will offer you as much information as possible. A settling in period is essential for rescued dogs and we will support you through this. However, you might expect some difficulties in the early stages. You could be lucky and get a Saint !! Whatever the temperament of your new dog, we recommend that you take him or her to training classes, as this is a good place to learn about each other.
Please consider the costs to fix the following: Cataract surgery @$4500, ACL @$4000, Elbow Replacement @$3000/ea, Bad Heart-Most won’t pay for heart surgery, Retinal Dysplasia’s–going blind or retinal detachment–no replacement but surgical costs @$4-8k.
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Jack Vanderwyk traces the origins of all Chocolate Labradors listed on the LabradorNet database (some 34,000 Labrador dogs of all shades) to eight original bloodlines. However, the shade was not seen as a distinct colour until the 20th century; before then, according to Vanderwyk, such dogs can be traced but were not registered. A degree of crossbreeding with Flatcoat or Chesapeake Bay retrievers was also documented in the 20th century, prior to recognition. Chocolate Labradors were also well established in the early 20th century at the kennels of the Earl of Feversham, and Lady Ward of Chiltonfoliat.
Labradors are generally a fairly robust dog but they are prone to hip dysplasia and obesity. They tend to have an insatiable appetite for food, life and affection, so they would suit a high energy family who has time to take long walks. Labradors also love to swim and trips to the beach.
^ Jump up to: a b Lanternier, Thomas; Philippe Canal (2004–2005). “Database Statistics”. Archived from the original on July 29, 2007. Retrieved September 13, 2007. (A historic mirror of this page is available at )
Labradors tend to like to swim, due to their origins as waterfowl hunting companion and also love to chase and retrieve. They are sociable with other dogs, so will need regular play-dates at the park and would not be suitable for long periods of solitude. For working families a second dog would be ideal.
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Labradors have a reputation as a very even-tempered breed and an excellent family dog. This includes a good reputation with children of all ages and other animals. Some lines, particularly those that have continued to be bred specifically for their skills at working in the field (rather than for their appearance), are particularly fast and athletic. Their fun-loving boisterousness and lack of fear may require training and firm handling at times to ensure it does not get out of hand—an uncontrolled adult can be quite problematic. Females may be slightly more independent than males. Labradors mature at around three years of age; before this time they can have a significant degree of puppy-like energy, often mislabelled as being hyperactive. Because of their enthusiasm, leash-training early on is suggested to prevent pulling when full-grown. Labradors often enjoy retrieving a ball endlessly (often obsessively) and other forms of activity (such as agility, frisbee, or flyball).
I have a blond Labrador, he is just two years of age and called Hermes. I read the article and I agree to everything listed. Also mentioned it (the article i mean) to a beloved friend, who has been breeding and from there I took my beloved Hermes. So, she summed up in two words of my enthusiastic love chatter about Hermes. So simple and so absolutely true words: Is Labrador !!!!!!
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I love Labs because they love life. Yes, many breeds do, but not like Labs. We can learn a lot from them. Everything they do, they do with gusto and enthusiasm. If they eat, it’s an event. If they are being affectionate, it’s an event. If they are playing, it’s an event. Whether they’re 14 weeks old or 14 years old, every Lab loves life, love to play.
By the early 1880s the original Buccleuch strain had all but died out, just six decades on from those original purchases on the Clyde. This could well have signalled the end of the Scottish lineage of the Labrador, were it not for the third Earl of Malmesbury, who ‘gave the duke a pair, descended from our own imported dogs’ and the bloodline was continued when they were mated with the duke’s dogs.