Think about your favourite people. Now condense their finest traits: gentleness; tendency to observe and listen; sensory delight in the world around; unmitigated joy at communion with nature and intuition for the way you feel. That’s your labrador.
We have an 18 yr old female lab who also lost control over her bladder & bowels. We switched her to boiled chicken & rice (about 60% rice) and she is doing much better. She may have an accident maybe 1 time a week now. We changed her eating schedule as well, she gets 1 1/2 cups of boiled chicken & rice in the morning and 3/4 cup in the evening. Making sure she has plenty of time to go outside & do her business before we leave for work in the morning or before going to bed at night. We also give her Cosequin twice a day (one in the morning & one at night) to help with aches & pains, but please check with your vet before giving your dog any supplements.
^ Jump up to: a b Raffan, Eleanor (May 10, 2016). “A Deletion in the Canine POMC Gene Is Associated with Weight and Appetite in Obesity-Prone Labrador Retriever Dogs”. Cell Metabolism. 23 (5): 893–900. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2016.04.012. PMC 4873617 . PMID 27157046.
And the reason for all this genius? Their stomachs. They are naturally easy to train and intellectually superior to many other dogs, but their love of food makes Labradors particularly fast at learning tricks and being able to perform.
Labrador retrievers have a long history of being service dogs, whether by detecting contraband or acting as sight dogs or helping people with day-to-day tasks. Labs have been shown to have the most success as guide dogs worldwide. Guide Dogs of America reports that 70% of their guide dogs are Labs.
Side note – he’s a happy, active and sweet boy. No other behavioural issues other than his desire to consume other dog’s poop at times. We supplement his current Orijen diet with enzymes and probiotics.
My Yellow Lab when I was 16 saved me when I was suffering from depression and having suicidal thoughts because I was bullied. My mom brought him home on July 23rd, 2008. When I saw him at first I thought he was the cutest thing ever, however, I couldn’t stand his quirks for a couple of days because he was a 3 month old puppy that was full of surprises. Yet as time went on, I grew to love him and his quirks, Luke makes me happy no matter how sad I get I know I have him on my side. He helped me with my depression and made me stronger and I am 24 now. He saved me from my ex who was abusive and from strangers that are up to no good. He has also made me protective of him as I do remember he was attacked by a pitbull that was off leash and aggressive and the pompous owner was being a straight up rude, when I confronted him when my dog was on his leash, he can’t even defend himself and he suffers from anxiety as well. So I went home crying cause my dog didn’t deserve to get hurt. He’s the most loyal, sweet, and my angel that I am immensely in love with him, I love my Luke unconditionally which is why Yellow labs have my heart but I do love all labradors.
Labs are active dogs who need daily exercise and mental stimulation. Without it they can become bored and destructive. Provide them with the attention, training and activity they need or suffer the consequences.
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I grew up with black labs and I am currently owning my 3rd black lab. When I was 2 my 13 year old dog passed away, then we got another the following year. The 1st was named Remy, then we got Roscoe who passed away 2 years ago at 8. Our current dog is Riggs, and he is a 1 and and half old. All the labradors we have owned have been male black labs. I recommend black labradors because of my experience with them, but all lab types are great dogs and extremely loyal.
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They told me the big black Lab’s name was Reggie as I looked at him lying in his pen. the shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly. I’d only been in the area for six months, but everywhere I went in the small college town, people were welcoming and open. Everyone waves when you pas…
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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 !!!!!!
I have a black lab named Samson Hudson Sanders…or Sam for short. Such a distinguished name for such an amazing boy. I am mid 30’s and have no children….he is my child. When I work a 12 hr day there is nothing better than coming home to that wagging body! I get slobbered on but it is worth it. They are such loving, loyal creatures. He is 4 and a half now but I remember the day I went to the breeder and of all the dogs (9 of them) to choose from, he chose me and it was love at first eye exchange. He has helped me through so many rough times since that day and I will be forever grateful for him being by my side no matter what. I just wish he didn’t weigh more than me now lol
This page lists all of the Labrador Retrievers currently available through Labs 2 Love Rescue, Inc., their names, ages, attributes, and dog rating levels (described below). Click on their images to read their individual stories.
Every dog breed has their own unique characteristics. Sometimes that can make them difficult to identify. Many of our customers are shopping for the dog lover in their life. Matching dog gifts to the real life breed can be tricky. Compare these real life Black Labradors to the dog you are shopping for so you know you have the right breed!
We knew with a unique name like Over Under, we would have some questions about what our name has to do with fine clothing and our retriever logo. Well, it all started with a shotgun. Over 100 years ago, a shotgun was introduced that has since become widely known as one of the finest styled sporting firearms to date. Built with only the choicest woods and metals and crafted with smooth lines and detailed hand engraving, the Over Under shotgun became not only a tool for wing-shooting, but also a work of art. At Over Under, we have created apparel and accessories that embody the detailed work of the classic firearm that captivated the attention of the sporting world. Our hand selected American cotton provides durability and softness and our guaranteed bridle leather comes from only the highest quality USA steer hides. Much like a fine firearm, our apparel displays eye-catching detail. We guarantee that each article fits and feels as great as it looks. All of our apparel and accessories have been hand chosen and crafted especially for you. Just like the elite Over Under Shotguns from the days of old, we at Over Under Clothing feel that the quality and timelessness of our products make each piece of clothing an exceptional hand crafted work of art.
Hello, We adopted Chase on Monday…he is 99% wonderful with 1 bad habit! His previous owners (returned him to the breeder as they didn’t have “time” for him) taught him to jump up and give them hugs…I’ve never heard of anyone training a dog to jump up but now at 13 months old we have to teach him we do not find this acceptable behaviour…I personally turn my back on him and ignore him…any advice you could offer would be sincerely appreciated.
Vet insurance is highly encouraged! It is inexpensive and Labradors have their nose down on the ground and are athletes and try things they should NOT!! www.petinsurancereview.com. I personally use Embrace Insurance.
Hereditary myopathy, a rare inherited disorder that causes a deficiency in type II muscle fibre. Symptoms include a short stilted gait or “bunny hopping,” and in rare cases ventroflexion of the neck accompanied by a kyphotic posture.
I love my lab, because labs seem to see into your mind and respond to us as if they understand what is going on with us. Labs seem to crawl into our soul and be on the same wavelenghth in a weird uncanny way.
At 22-24 inches in height and 60-75 pounds in weight for males, and 21-23 inches and 55-70 pounds for females, Labrador retrievers are the perfect size for an active family: Not too big and not too small. Given the right amount of exercise, Labs do okay in an apartment but are best suited for a home with a medium-sized yard.
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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
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For the heavy-set Labradors preferred by show breeders in the United States and the United Kingdom, the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. offers information as well as breeder and rescue referral. For the middle-weight show-type Labradors preferred in most other countries, the National Labrador Retriever Club also offers such information and referrals. For the leaner, field-type Labradors who are best suited to more athletic endeavors, Retriever Training Forum offers breeder classifieds.
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.
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