In 2014, the UK breed survey reported an average lifespan for the Labrador Retriever of 12 years and 3 months, with some living up to 19 years of age. Labrador pups generally are not brought to the home before they are 8 weeks old.
What I love most about my lab……his kind loving heart of gold! He is a 100 pound cuddlier! He has brought so much joy to our lives after losing our 10 year old lab, 5 years ago. Can’t imagine a day without our boy..Bry!!
Labs love to eat, and they will try to eat anything. They are professional countersurfers, and they will eat anything that looks like it might be food. If nothing else, living with a Lab will teach you, your spouse and your kids to put things away if they don’t want them to be chewed up or eaten. Veterinarians call these dogs “Flabradors” because obesity is common once they hit their middle-age mellowing out stage. A measured diet, good supervision and plenty of exercise are a must to keep these happy retrievers healthy and out of trouble.
Unless you currently own a dog, our Helper will probably be accompanied by one of his/her own Labradors. Providing everything is satisfactory, you will then be placed on our register. However, the time it will take us to find you the right dog is likely to be determined by the number of preferences you stipulate, eg age, colour or sex. Nonetheless the right dog could come along very quickly, so be prepared!
I’m not sure when I first met Labradors but I think it was Poppy and Oscar, who belonged to a dear late friend of mine, Alice Benkert. It was breed love at first sight. The snout and the ears. The body shape and that personality.
Moonrise Black Dog, Labrador Lake, loft art. Sometimes… bigger really is Printed on high quality canvas with deep pine stretcher bars, Loft Art emphasizes the dramatic in the work of art, and provides a perfect centerpiece for any modern space.
I cannot for the life of me, keep weight on him. The vet told me that he actually looks great, but its so much work trying to keep him at the weight he is now. His poop eating is still not 100% cured, and I want to be able to overfeed him a little so that he doesn’t feel the need to supplement his diet as much. What gives? Should we try switching to Acana? I want to up his portions without making him sick. He seems to do well on these high protein foods, and from what I’ve been reading, Acana is slightly less rich in protein. Maybe overfeeding a touch on a single protein source would be better – such as Acana’s lamb and apple formula.
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The foundational breed of what is now the Labrador Retriever was known as the St. John’s water dog, St. John’s dog, or Lesser Newfoundland. When the dogs were later brought to England, they were named after the geographic area known as “the Labrador” (they were known as Labrador Retrievers because they “retrieved” in the Labrador Sea) or simply Labrador to distinguish them from the larger Newfoundland breed, even though the breed was from the more southern Avalon Peninsula.
Labrador Retrievers, more commonly known as Labradors or ‘Labs’, love to be with their family. They are high energy dogs that need lots of exercise and training, particularly when they are young. Being one of the most popular breeds Labradors wear many ‘hats’ from working dog to companion animal. As a breed they are fun-loving, even-tempered and ideal for families that consider their dog to be part of every day life.
Black Labrador Retriever head study giclee print from an original gouache painting by Robert J. May. You may commission a portrait of your own pet from a good photograph – an unframed gouache head study similar to the item listed would cost £150.00.
(Windhorse Large Dog Coat. Windhorse Dog Coat. Purple with black Sherpa lining. Velcro on straps to hold below neck. Made of water proof polyester canvas. Our dog is around 80 lbs. Bump on tummy of our dog is a fatty tumor,typical of Labs :).
The first written reference to the breed was in 1814 (“Instructions to Young Sportsmen” by Colonel Peter Hawker), the first painting in 1823 (“Cora. A Labrador Bitch” by Edwin Landseer), and the first photograph in 1856 (the Earl of Home’s dog “Nell”, described both as a Labrador and a St. Johns dog). By 1870 the name Labrador Retriever became common in England. The first yellow Labrador on record was born in 1899 (Ben of Hyde, kennels of Major C.J. Radclyffe), and the breed was recognised by The Kennel Club in 1903. The first American Kennel Club (AKC) registration was in 1917. The chocolate Labrador emerged in the 1930s, although liver spotted pups were documented being born at the Buccleuch kennels in 1892. The first dog to appear on the cover of Life Magazine was a black Labrador Retriever called ‘Blind of Arden’ in the December, 12th, 1938 issue. The St. John’s dog survived until the early 1980s, the last two individuals being photographed in old age around 1981.
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