Orginalno je Labrador selekcioniran kao lovački i ribolovni pas no tokom godina je zahvaljujući svojoj izuzetnoj inteligenciji, jako dobro razvijenom njuhu te mirnom i umiljatom karakteru, uspio zauzeti bitno mjesto u situacijama gdje pas pomaže ili radi za čovjeka. Labradori se cesto koriste kao vodici za slijepe osobe, za rad sa hendikepiranom djecom (pet theraphy), spašavanje u vodi, traženje nestalih osoba, traženje droge i eksploziva, su najčešći primjeri.
I’m so happy you clicked on my profile! My rescue name is Marcy. I’m an Aries dog so I like things to be about me but I’ll let you in on the fun! Do you like walks? Me too! Do you like throwing a ball? I love bringing it back! I’m a really fast runner which frustrates my dog sibling because I always catch her. Tag! You’re it! I love to eat, too. Do you? I helped myself to a piece of cheesecake on the counter during Christmas. It was so good! What do you think about squirrels? I can’t stand them and do my best to keep them out of the yard and try to jump up to the top of the fence to get them. I take defending the yard very seriously. My foster family has 3 cats and we’re all pretty chill together…unless one of them runs then they look like a squirrel so I chase them, too. Gotta go! There’s popcorn and CSI in the living room!!
In his book Excursions in and About Newfoundland During the Years 1839 and 1840, the geologist Joseph Beete Jukes describes the St. John's water dog. "A thin, short-haired, black dog came off-shore to us to-day. The animal was of a breed very different from what we understand by the term Newfoundland dog in England. He had a thin, tapering snout, a long thin tail, and rather thin, but powerful legs, with a lank body, – the hair short and smooth." wrote Jukes. "These are the most abundant dogs in the country...They are no means handsome, but are generally more intelligent and useful than the others...I observed he once or twice put his foot in the water and paddled it about. This foot was white, and Harvey said he did it to "toil" or entice the fish. The whole proceeding struck me as remarkable, more especially as they said he had never been taught anything of the kind."
Having had dogs for the past 16 years I felt it was necessary to see this as backyard breeding is becoming more and more common and people are making i Australia anywhere from $2000-6000 per designer breed dogs. Now that's big business if there are 6-8 in a litter. This film is not showing the cruel side but instead how there is a right and a wrong way to breed. I did a lot of research before buying my puppy recently to ensure he wasn't made just for money. Please watch this and do the same.