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Labrador Retriever

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Breed Standards Of The Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever has a long history as a selectively bred breed, both in developing as a working dog in eastern Canada, specifically in Newfoundland and the Maritimes, as well as later as a hunting dog. The Labrador Retriever was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917, and the breed standard has remained very consistent ever since the initial standards were developed. [...]

Temperament And Traits Of The Labrador Retriever

No matter where you go and who you may speak with it seems there is never a shortage of stories about Labrador Retrievers. This highly popular dog is the main character of many dog books, stories and movies, and this is absolutely no accident. A well trained and well socialized Lab is like many of the sporting dogs, an ideal companion that is still independent, intelligent and very physically active. These traits, combined with the naturally loving and affectionate traits of the Lab is one of the reasons they are also used as assistance, therapy and guide dogs for a great many individuals throughout the United States as well as around the world. [...]

Training A Labrador Retriever As A Gun Dog

The wonderful thing about working with Labrador Retrievers is that most of the skills that they need to be outstanding hunting dogs are already part of the breeds temperament, traits and normal behaviors. The Labrador Retriever, as with any other dog bred to retrieve and hunt, will have challenges to training as well, but getting started with a sound training program is the first step to a successful training routine. [...]

Is a Lab Right For Me?

As the most popular dog breed registered with the American Kennel Club for the last several years, it is evident that many owners find the Labrador Retriever to be a great match for their family. However, like all breeds, not every dog and every owner are always the best combination. The Lab, despite all the breeds great and positive attributes, may not be the best fit for several different types of individuals and families. [...]

Health Concerns With Labrador Retrievers

The Labrador Retriever is a basically healthy dog, however with any dog there are some conditions that can be problematic. The Lab, much to the credit of the breed, doesn't have some of the very serious genetic conditions found in other breeds. There are, of course, several hereditary conditions that can be difficult for the dog and the owner to deal with, however most are not life-threatening. [...]

Training a Labrador Retriever as a Guide or Assistance Dog

It is estimated throughout the world the Labrador Retrievers and Lab crosses are the most popular breed used for assistance and guide dogs. According to guide dog trainers, approximately 60-70 percent of all assistance and guide dogs are Labs or Lab hybrids, with Labradoodles rapidly gaining popularity. Labradoodles are a cross between a Standard Poodle and a Labrador Retriever, resulting in a longer, curly haired dog what is very low shedding and often hypoallergenic. [...]

Flyball, Frisbee and Other Unusual Dog Sports

As most people that own dogs or just enjoy being around dogs have come to realize, each and every dog really has his or her own personality. There are definite breed characteristics, but not all dogs, even purebreds, are exactly the same in what they enjoy, how athletic they are or even how much natural talent and instincts they may posses. [...]

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