I love labs because of how loyal and loving they are and how they help to heal us as humans I suffer from anxiety having horrific anxiety attacks and panic attacks and the one thing that helped me with this was getting my lab Duncan. We have a great bond and he seems to understand when I am feeling low or anxious and will watch and sit with me doing things to cheer me up. When days are bad in work I am always greeted with a helicopter tail wagging madly when I get home. He loves me for who I am and doesnt mind my extra few pounds gained over Christmas. I love him and am so grateful we found each other – I am lucky to have a lab x
This June, my husband and I have lost our almost 12 year old boy Monty to cancer. What did we love the most about him? Everything! My husband brought him over from US when he moved to Germany. Monty was his only friend in a foreign country and never ever got sour with him when he had to stay late in the office. Often the two would just sit their small and at the beginning empty apartment and cry… Five years later when I married the two of them and moved from Serbia to Germany, Monty was everything to me! I didn’t speak a word of German, knew none and was at home the whole day. Often I would burst in tears and this Angel would push my hands away from my face and kiss me until I start laughing… I loved him with every atom of my body and miss him more and more with every second! next Friday we are getting a chocolate Lab (you know, the stupid kind of Lab… ???) and our excitement is enormous! But, the more I think of our life with the future member of our family, the more I miss Monty…
Extra features include sidebars with breed facts and helpful hints, quick tips on training, and 150-to-200 attractive color photos. A hidden spiral binding ensures that the book will stay open and flat at any desired page. A DVD is enclosed with each book. It presents an informal dog training course for new owners, describing methods for house training, walking dogs on a leash, and teaching obedience to hand signals and vocal commands.
A set of three framed limited edition prints “Work”, “Rest” and “Play” of Black Labradors by famous canine artist Nigel Hemming. All bear the same number – 80 out of 500. Signed and numbered in the margin by the artist.
Whether you’re planning to get your new best friend from a breeder, a pet store, or another source, don’t forget that old adage “let the buyer beware”. Disreputable breeders and facilities that deal with puppy mills can be hard to distinguish from reliable operations. There’s no 100% guaranteed way to make sure you’ll never purchase a sick puppy, but researching the breed (so you know what to expect), checking out the facility (to identify unhealthy conditions or sick animals), and asking the right questions can reduce the chances of heading into a disastrous situation. And don’t forget to ask your veterinarian, who can often refer you to a reputable breeder, breed rescue organization, or other reliable source for healthy puppies.
Recently, the AKC ranked the Labrador retriever as the most popular dog breed in the United States in 2014—for the 24th year in a row. As AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo says, “The Lab truly is America’s dog”.
by September B. Morn, Pam Tanzey (Illustrator). Virtually every aspect of training is covered, including housebreaking and paper training, basic obedience, teaching the animal to obey both verbal commands and hand signals, retrieving, and walking on a leash. Also covered are humane methods of breaking a dog’s bad habits, such as begging, jumping on people, unnecessary barking, and biting or showing other forms of aggressive behavior. The typical Labrador Retriever is relatively easy to train. The author takes readers step-by-step through her method, which emphasizes positive reinforcement. Filled with instructive full-color photos. Paperback, 176 pages.
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.
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The intensity of black pigment on yellow Labradors is controlled by a separate gene independent of the fur colouring. Yellow Labradors usually have black noses, which may gradually turn pink with age (called “snow nose” or “winter nose”). This is due to a reduction in the enzyme tyrosinase which indirectly controls the production of melanin, a dark colouring. Tyrosinase is temperature dependent—hence light colouration can be seasonal, due to cold weather—and is less produced with increasing age two years old onwards. As a result, the nose colour of most yellow Labradors becomes a somewhat pink shade as they grow older.
We have all 3 colours and believe their traits are more an individual development vs colour some of the generalizations are true with ours. Our first was Chocolate, he is very loving and loyal but is a touch OCD. Most activities are done the same way everytime. He is the most energetic of the 3 but also holds the most excess weight even though they are all fed identically. Our second is a yellow. He is the most calm of the 3 and happens to be the biggest of the 3. When the other 2 get overzelous in play he will often end up on my lap. We call him the happy hillbilly. Our third is a black. He is the spunkiest and smallest of the 3. He is also the biggest pest for the other 2 always challenging them to play or wrestle. So from our limited sample of the 3 colours, we would have to rate them as Chocolate – most energetic, OCD/stubborn. Yellow – calmest. Black – high energy and spunky/pesty. We love them all and have no favourite and enjoy their uniqueness and individuality.
The brutal, heartbreaking reality of having a dog of course is that we will inevitably outlive our beloved hound. Losing Inca was like losing a limb. She’d had a good life. She lived to 12. I cried for a week. I suffered panic attacks. Only those who have loved a dog will understand the grief. We scattered her ashes in the park and she has a sapling dedicated to her, Inca’s Tree. I hang a Bonio biscuit from it on her birthday each year.
You are looking at a brand new custom printed shirt, “Got Labrador?” These shirts are printed using the latest DTG (Direct to Garment) technology. This is not an iron-on or a cheaply printed image, but the best quality print you’ll find anywhere! All of our items are individually custom printed to ensure that you receive the best quality product possible. Be sure to check the size chart before purchasing. L.A.T – Misses Cut.
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My daughter brought Lucy, a chocolate english lab home January of 2015. Lucy absolutely took everyone’s heart over in order. Tail always wagging, always ready to play frisbee, fetch, tug of war, swim, take a bath, go for a walk and on and on.
Hip Displaysia. Labradors are prone to hip dysplasia, and while more breeders are hip scoring in an attempt to breed out this devastating disease, in some cases it can still occur, particularly with overfeeding at a young age.
Finding a healthy one and keeping him healthy. Unfortunately, Labrador Retrievers have become a risky breed for long-term health. Many Labs do live to 12 or 13, but many others are lost at age 7 or 8 years of age, to crippling joint and bone diseases, heart disease, epilepsy, or cancer. Read more about Labrador Retriever Health.
Before the age of two or three, many Labradors can be extremely active and destructive despite their breed reputation for calm dispositions. It’s in their extended adolescence that many Labradors find appeal in swallowing rocks, socks and Barbie dolls, all of which — and more — have been surgically removed from these dogs.
Jump up ^ Ennik, Irma; Liinamo, Anna-Elisa; Leighton, Eldin; Van Arendonk, Johan (2006). “Suitability for field service in 4 breeds of guide dogs”. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 1 (2): 67–74. doi:10.1016/j.jveb.2006.06.004.
Labrador Retrievers have really cool personalities. They are friendly, loving, and very patient. They are almost never aggressive (mean). Labs love to be with people and they especially like children.
Labrador Retriever Gifts presents Lab dog Art, Merchandise, Gifts and Collectibles; more than 2,000 Labrador products, in 20 product categories. Online shopping guide for Lab Retriever lovers, and for Labs themed gift ideas.
i have the most handsome choc lab he is 5yr’s old & he’s called Diesel, he is the most loving but at time’s want’s his own space, which we so give him, his brother’s are a fisty patterdale terrier & a beagle, & they all fit together like it is ment to be, i am a chronic asthmatic & i had a bad turn a few weeks ago i was on the floor could’nt breath Diesel my choc lab stayed by my side & kept licking & ,pawing me, which kept me awake & allow me 2 ring an ambulance, he is my star. he just knew wot 2 do, he deserves a medal x
Yellow Lab, Chocolate Lab, Black Lab, yes please! But for those single-Labrador Retriever homes, any of these gifts might do in the place of a Lab of each color. Yellow Lab owners might love Yellow Labs, but no Lab-lover will turn down a Chocolate Lab scarf. Here are 20 items that are must-haves for every Lab lover:
Prints of original Labrador Retriever paintings, photographs, and digital images by Amy Reges. I strive to capture an emotion or moment in time in a simple, abstract style; the essence of the feeling we share with our animal friends. If you are interested in the original Labrador Retriever paintings visit OtterTail Lab Art and contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Share the Spirit!
The predominate canine selected by the US Military during the Vietnam War was the German Shepherd Dog, which was used in the roles of Scout Dogs, Sentry Dogs, Mine Detection Dogs, and the US Navy used Water Dogs to detect enemy under water divers in South Vietnam. The Labrador Retriever was the military’s choice for their Combat Tracker Teams (CTTs). Combat Tracker Teams consisted of one Labrador and four or five men: the handler, an observer, one or two cover men, and the team leader. Labradors were selected by the military for tracking because of their distinct smelling qualities, and were used to locate wounded US servicemen, enemy patrols, and downed allied airmen in Vietnam. The US Army Labrador Retrievers received their combat training at the British Army’s Jungle Warfare School in Malaysia.
I have had three Labradors in my life. Two of them are currently at my feet, willing me to drop a piece of my Hobnob biscuit. They are doing that Labrador thing where they stare at you unblinkingly, dribbling in Pavlovian anticipation. Hunger, as any owner quickly discovers, is the key to the Labrador’s magnificence.
Experts have a couple of different theories about how the breed came to be called the Labrador. One is that the name is borrowed from the Spanish word for laborer — labrador — which is certainly a fitting description, or that the breed is related to the dogs that accompanied Portuguese fishermen who trawled the Grand Banks off the coast of Labrador and its neighbor Newfoundland. Those dogs, known as cani di castro laboreiro, performed such tasks as retrieving items from the water, including fish-laden nets, and swimming messages from boat to boat. Sounds like a Lab, all right.
Labrador Retriever Gifts and fine pop art. Art Paw creates custom pet portraits from regular snapshots. Art Paw offers styles that range from modern Warhol inspired looks to traditional classic portraits.
Labrador Retrievers are very muscular and strong. They are very independent which means that sometimes Labs want to do things their own way. You will need to be strong and consistent when you work with your dog.