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
Once a breed gains a foothold, several factors can spur it on. It helps when the dog in question has a lovely temperament, as Labs do. Also, as more and more families opt for a particular breed, dog breeders respond by increasing the number of litters their dogs produce. This practice lowers the price for a puppy, which also helps speed the breed’s adoption along. A breed’s popularity eventually plateaus when it becomes too common, and thus old hat, and the numbers begin to decline sharply once death and old age catch up with the formerly chic pooches. Unfortunately, this process can be accelerated by the excesses of the breeding industry; disreputable puppy producers can rush to breed dogs without much regard for the animals’ health. This has already been a problem with Labs, which often suffer arthritic hips due to inbreeding.
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This anecdote doesn’t reflect well on me, but I stand by the basic principle. When I was about six or seven years old, deeply interested in dogs (as I continue to be), I asked one of my mum’s colleagues what breed she owned. She said a labrador. “Oh, I don’t like those,” I (reportedly) replied. “They’re common.”
Love’s Labradors competes with both the females and the stud labradors to test their soundness, birdiness,steadiness and overall test of time to waterfowl hunting, upland hunting in both flushing and pointing competitions with AKC, HRC and APLA.
We now have Frank a 15 month old Black Lab he didn’t make the grade as a gun dog so he came to us, he is a younger version of Tara our previous dog with all the same traits, the house was empty till he arrived .
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.
At around the same time, the fifth Duke of Buccleuch and his brother Lord John Scott started importing dogs from a Newfoundland fishing fleet that sailed into the River Clyde to use as gundogs on the Queensberry estates in the Scottish borders. They had also realised what an extraordinary dog the Labrador was and so established their own kennels in around 1835.
If you give him an outlet for his energy, a Lab will be the best dog you could ever have. If you don’t, you’ll be spending all your time and energy repairing holes in the wall, filling in holes in your yard, replacing chewed-up furniture and worse. Not because your Lab is a bad dog but simply because he has found his own special ways to entertain himself. Don’t give him the chance.
All of those characteristics make the Labrador well-suited to a variety of active families. He’s perfect for homes with rowdy older children, but may be a little rambunctious around toddlers, especially as a puppy or young dog. Singles and couples who love the outdoors also match up well with this breed, and his size and even temperament make the Labrador a great companion for active seniors who love to walk and would appreciate a dog who looks intimidating, even if he is more of a lover than a fighter.
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We’re calling it now: Labrador retrievers will be the AKC’s number one most popular dog breed again in 2015, and to show you why they deserve the top spot, here are 14 reasons why Labradors are such awesome dogs:
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Some of us base our vehicle selection on whether it’ll work for toting our dogs along on our adventures, and Labrador owners are well-known for wanting to bring their outdoorsy pups with them. This sticker is a witty nod to that tendency, and at this price point, would make a great stocking stuffer.
Our 16 year old black lab has dwindled from 65-70 lbs down to barely 30lbs and has switched to grazing instead of gobbling his bowl. His eyes and ears are overly productive requiring cleaning every 2 days. I know it’s irritating him because he shakes his head a lot, however because of his decreased muscles he falls down when he shakes his head, as well as randomly when walking. He can’t fetch his ball anymore without falling. He’s blind in one eye, and definitely going deaf. His gas smells of death, his breath horrible. He holds his bm until he has an accident inside. All this and his mind is still that of a pup. He’s been my friend for 12 years and I think we are saying goodbye this week.
One of the duke’s dogs, Brandy, earned his name on his journey across the Atlantic. Having been sent overboard in a heavy sea to fetch the cap of one of the crew, the young dog spent two hours in the water before he could be picked up again, by which point he was so exhausted the sailors had to revive him with brandy.
Commonly called Bloat, this condition is caused by a twisting of the stomach and thus trapping the stomach contents and gases resulting in a rapid swelling of the abdomen accompanied by pain and eventual death if untreated. It is a true emergency, requiring immediate veterinary action. This condition is most often found in large deep chested breeds. Anyone owning a deep chested breed, susceptible to Bloat should be prepared to handle the emergency procedures necessary, including having readily available the name and phone number of emergency clinics and/or who to call after hours.
These wood-like signs printed on canvas have an aged appearance and can be personalized with a family name, company name, or any special occasion. Available in 9 outdoor themes, among which a Labrador Retriever. Canvas prints make a great addition to any decor. They also make the perfect Father’s Day, Birthday, Christmas or Retirement gift for any Labrador dog lover.
Giving dogs a second chance proved to be a passion for Over Under founders, and they took it upon themselves to continue helping pups in need. That’s why a portion of sales goes to at-risk dogs in the community. The staff takes it one step further by personalizing their donation; they target each customer’s specific area, allowing them to stretch their dollar and aid as far and wide as possible.
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Labs are a very gentle, patient breed, and with the right socialization and training, get along famously with children. They share a similar zest for life, excitement and love of playing outdoors. As with any pet, however, it’s never a good idea to leave your Labrador retriever and your kids together alone and unsupervised.
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SAFETY. For all of her gentle, patient, kindness I still find her to be a great guard dog too. She has great instincts when somebody is acting strangely nearby (she’s flushed a few weirdos out of bushes) and though she is very rarely vocal if she gets “spooked” (i.e. she can hear a noise but the cause is hidden) she will be bold and challenge it. I don’t think burglars would get in without us knowing!
Please consider the costs to fix the following: Cataract surgery @$4500, ACL @$4000, Elbow Replacement @$3000/ea, Bad Heart-Most won’t pay for heart surgery, Retinal Dysplasia’s–going blind or retinal detachment–no replacement but surgical costs @$4-8k.
I love Labradors because they live life full-out. No holds barred. They are always over-the-moon excited to see you and have no qualms about showing it. Even if one did once dislocate my jaw showing his affection. It was my fault for getting down on the ground, throwing my arms out towards him, and not properly bracing myself for impact. I shoulda known better.
Lucas you must. I have been an owner now for two years and it is simply the best. Already today, I have had the pleasure of attempting to wash my car as Dudley, my chocolate Labrador ran frenetic and crazy circles around the front lawn with the hosepipe dangling from his mouth. Check out my blog page for more such crazy stuff from him too.
Hip Dysplasia is a genetic disease that affects the hip joints of dogs. (It is also known as degenerative joint disease, arthrosis and osteoarthrosis) and can lead to pain and debilitation in your Labrador. When canine hip dysplasia (CHD) was first described in the 1930s, it was thought to be a rare condition. Dysplasia literally means abnormal, so hip dysplasia literally translates as abnormal formation of the hip socket.Despite years of research and the combined effort of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and responsible dog breeders, it has been impossible to eliminate hip dysplasia from labradors.Hip dysplasia can be seen in dogs as young as five or six months of age. In others, symptoms do not develop until after the dog has matured.
My Lab is my first dog and I would never have anything else. He makes me smile, is always happy to see me and loves me no matter what. Zeppelin is an incredible Lab and I’d do anything in the world to make him happy and to make sure he feels loved!
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This sweatshirt is a good quality shirt, true to size and as the title says has a great Black Lab picture on it! It was bought as a gift for someone whose dog looks just like the one on the shirt. She loves the shirt! The shipping was prompt and as promised was here in time for Christmas! The seller has a good professional manner and is reliable enough that I would shop from him again.
Proper collar fit is vital for your dog’s health and safety, yet many dog owners don’t know how to determine whether their dogs’ collars fit correctly. Choose a collar that allows you to easily slip three fingers into the collar without touching your dog’s fur. Of course, you don’t want the collar to be too loose, but it should be one notch away from being able to slide over your dog’s head.
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Thanks so much for this wonderful, informative article. My blind daughter is now in NY for a 3-week training with her guide dog, a black lab. She’s so happy with him. I’m so grateful for all the work many people have put into providing, raising & training this dog.
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