Labradors are very responsive to training, which is why they are often used as sniffer dogs and guide or companion dogs. This highly loveable breed is probably not the best guard dog, as they would more likely greet an intruder with a friendly lick and tail wag.
Obsession Brand Tennis Balls (Black Labrador Retriever) Art Print – One Track Mind Manufacturers. Labs can be so obsessive about those tennis balls! 8″ x 10″ art print, printed on acid-free cover stock. Includes backing board, artist’s bio & poly sleeve. By Santa Fe artist Krista Brooks
A favourite disability assistance breed in many countries, Labradors are frequently trained to aid the blind, those who have autism, to act as a therapy dog, or to perform screening and detection work for law enforcement and other official agencies. Additionally, they are prized as sporting and hunting dogs.
We just found out our lab Ashka hasliver cancer. This is our first pup she turns 10 on Friday. We are going to out her to sleep on Monday as we know she is pain. We love her so much she always up for a fight chasing me around the house and always good for a cuddle and a smooch. We are going to miss her.
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To determine the correct collar size, you will need to measure your dog’s neck. For a regular day- to-day collar, use a fabric tape measure and measure by wrapping it comfortably around the base of your dog’s neck, with enough room to fit three fingers in between the tape and your dog. For a control collar, you will need to take another measurement at the top of the neck, directly behind the ears, to correspond with the size of the collar in the closed position. Once you have taken these measurements, let our Orvis Pet Experts help you select the right collar size.
Love exercise? So does your Labrador retriever. Labs are known to be high-energy dogs that can keep going…and going…and going. In fact, it’s important to watch your dog for overheating or exhaustion as Labs are not the best at knowing when to quit. But if you’re looking for a daily partner who loves to run and play as much as you do, you can’t pick a better dog than the Labrador retriever.
It’s incredible how children turn your life inside out. The arrival of my son Ludo in 2009 and then, a year and a half later, his sister Iona are the best things that ever happened to Marina and me, but sometimes life throws you a curve ball.
Nothing beats the exceptional look and quality of our Chocolate Lab Pillow. Among the finest made, you will be provided with great satisfaction and long lasting enjoyment. Why not pamper yourself or give a loved one a Chocolate Lab gift to show them how much you care. The Chocolate Lab Pillow will make the perfect gift for any Chocolate Lab lover. Shop with confidence, because all products come with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Click over now to see the big selection of Chocolate Lab gifts we offer.
Pet Art by Angie offers whymsical, fun dog art! A lifelong avid animal lover, Angie’s love of animals, combined with an exceptional use of color & expressive style capture the unique personality of each animal portrayed.
It is early Autumn and the lush vegetation of Summer is dying back. The dessicated seed heads of the Hog Weed are slowly being shed and the bracken is turning brown and wizened. Two trusty Black Labradors wait patiently and alert in the rear of their master’s pick-up, anticipating his command, summoning them to work. Nigel Hemming
In the early years of the breed through to the mid-20th century, Labradors of a shade we would now call “yellow” were in fact a dark, almost butterscotch, colour (visible in early yellow Labrador photographs). The shade was known as “Golden” until required to be changed by the UK Kennel Club, on the grounds that “Gold” was not actually a colour. Over the 20th century a preference for far lighter shades of yellow through to cream prevailed; until today most yellow Labradors are of this shade. Also fawn has been a common colour in the yellow lab variety.
Finding a good breeder is a great way to find the right puppy. A good breeder will match you with the right puppy, and will without question have done all the health certifications necessary to screen out health problems as much as is possible. He or she is more interested in placing pups in the right homes than in making big bucks.
Incontinence is also common in old Labs, especially spayed females. However, some forms of incontinence can be treated with medication. Giving both you and your senior Labrador improved quality of life.
It is important that after the pup stops biting, you replace the object of objection with something it should chew on. As soon as the pup bites down on this other object (toy, bone, etc), praise it using a very happy and higher pitch voice. This practice is considered positive training and instead of teaching the pup what not to do, you are replacing a negative action with a positive action. After a while, you will just have to say “No Bite!” and the pup will automatically release upon command.
This is for Ponce, the 9 month old labrador puppy who was brutally abused and killed by his owner. Any profits will be donated to the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida OR the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida.
There is more to feeding a dog than just the contents of his food bowl. Your family needs to be considered as a whole, and the feeding method you choose needs to fit in to your lifestyle and current circumstances.
Plush and stuffed Labrador dogs, Yellow, Black and Chocolate Labs to cuddle or collect. From small ones to large and up to lifesize stuffed Labradors: our collection features almost 100 different stuffed Labs. Other toys for Labrador lovers too, such as Labrador Retriever Jigsaw puzzles. Click to view our Stuffed Labradors (and other toys for Lab Lovers).
Labrador colouration is controlled by multiple genes. It is possible for recessive genes to re-emerge in later generations. Also, there can sometimes be unexpected pigmentation effects to different parts of the body. Pigmentation effects appear in regard to yellow Labradors, and sometimes chocolate, and hence the majority of this section covers pigmentation within the yellow Labrador. The most common places where pigmentation is visible are the nose, lips, gums, feet, tail, and the rims of the eyes, which may be black, brown, light yellow-brown (“liver”, caused by having two genes for chocolate), or several other colours. A Labrador can carry genes for a different colour, for example a black Labrador can carry recessive chocolate and yellow genes, and a yellow Labrador can carry recessive genes for the other two colours. DNA testing can reveal some aspects of these. Less common pigmentations (other than pink) are a fault, not a disqualification, and hence such dogs are still permitted to be shown.
Not too long ago, Labrador retrievers were considered tad exotic. In the 1950s, the sporty mid-size breed was a suburban rarity, popular mainly among upper-crust Anglophiles who liked the idea of owning a dignified hunting dog. Today, however, Labs are the Levi’s jeans of purebred dogs. They’ve topped the American Kennel Club’s list of registered canines for 12 years straight. And not just topped, but dominated: The number of registered Labs is nearly three times the number of golden retrievers, the second most popular dog on the list.