Coeur d’Alene Press - Just let me know if you feel dizzy. I’ll get you a chair to sit down.” With its fat tail wagging, a black Labrador retriever greets visitors immediately at the door of the school’s main teaching building where first-year graduate students learn anatomy
Dog saves owner from fire in Wis. but dies trying to save cat
WAOW - She said she tried to put the prosthetic leg on, but it was too hot, and the dog, a golden Labrador retriever-German shepherd mix, came to her aid again before going back inside for the cat. When rescuers arrived, the house was fully engulfed in
Travelers Discover Some of America’s Quirkiest Roadside Attractions
PR Newswire - The Cottonelle(R) puppy, the brand’s familiar yellow Labrador Retriever, invited visitors to follow his tracks to nine quirky U.S. locations and asked America to compete to pick his final destination in the Cottonelle(R) puppy’s 10th Destination
Have you ever stooped to touch your Labrador Retriever and seen a spark fly or felt a jolt as your fingers made contact with his hair? Although the charge is enough to give you and your dog a shock, it’s not enough to cause damage to you or your animal companion. If static electricity is giving you static, you can eliminate it with some of these ideas.
1. You can help eliminate static buildup on your dog by using cleansing wipes that add moisture to his coat.
2. To help control static when you touch your dog, use an anti-static product in the clothes dryer when you dry your clothes.
3. Try a pet moisturizing spray to help eliminate dry skin as a way to control static buildup.
4. Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air and prevent the buildup of static electricity.
5. Place basins of water throughout the house to add moisture to the air if you don’t have a humidifier.
6. Use an anti-static product on your carpet. Spray it on but be sure to allow it to dry before letting your pooch walk on it.
7.Wipe your Labrador Retriever’s hair with an anti-static dryer sheet.
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DOROTHY ANSON METCALF, of Oxford, Md., formerly of MIDDLETOWN
Asbury Park Press - Known to many for over 40 years of work and expertise with Labrador retrievers and retriever field trials, Dorothy Metcalf was inducted into the Retriever Field Trial Hall of Fame in 2002. She will also be fondly remembered as the founder of the
If you are looking for a guard dog, the Labrador is not the breed for you. They do not have the same protective instinct as a Rottweiler. But a Lab will bark if someone is outside where he cannot see or if he hears a strange noise. He will bark when a car pulls up the driveway, but once the people enter the house they are greeted and welcomed like family members. This friendly temperament is the most wonderful aspect of the breed and is one of the reasons they are so popular as family dogs.
Good breeding is the key. Even though your Lab may accidentally knock a child with his incredibly strong, happy tail, you will not have to worry about him attacking or biting in a protective manner. It is not part of his makeup.
labradors are active, smart, fast learners, and eager to please. They can be stubborn but can be easily persuaded to see things your way with encouragement and praise. They will work for food rewards but just as eagerly or more for your praise. They love to have something to carry around, and playing fetch is usually a favorite game. Their noses are very keen. Their eyesight and hearing are also highly developed, but their noses seem to be their guiding force.
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The coat color for the Labrador Retriever are either black, yellow, or chocolate.
Blacks: All black, with a small white spot on the chest is permissible. Eyes should be of medium size, expressing intelligence and good temper, preferably brown, although black or yellow is also permissible.
Yellows: Yellows may vary in color from fox-red to light cream with variations in the shading of the coat on ears, the underparts of the dog, or beneath the tail. A small white spot on the chest is permissible. Eye coloring and expression should be the same as that of the blacks, with black or dark brown eye rims. The nose should also be black or dark brown, although “fading” to pink in winter weather is not serious. A pink nose with no pigmentation is penalized.
Chocolates: Shades ranging from light sedge to chocolate. A small white spot on the chest is permissible. Eyes are light brown to clear yellow. Nose and eye-rim pigmentation is dark brown or liver colored. “Fading” to pink in winter weather is not serious. A pink nose with no pigmentation is penalized.
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Once you have decided that a Labrador Retriever is the right dog for you and your family, you are now ready to begin the search for a puppy that will hopefully be an ideal pet for the entire household, one that will be fun training to retrieve and can be used as such during the hunting season.
Whether it would be a male or a female is something that you need to decide before buying a Labrador Retriever. For those who want to acquire a hunting dog, a male is preferable because a female may come in heat just when she is needed as a retriever. However, in other circumstances, there is really not much difference; each sex has advantages and disadvantages. Either will wander if enticed away by neighboring dogs, or stay at home to be with their family.
For the prospective dog owner, a good way to find the right Lab is to go to dog shows. There are dog magazines that you can buy that list the shows with dates and where they are going to be held. At a dog show, talk with as many people as possible, especially with those who will put you in touch with active breeders. Unfortunately, many successful breeders are “kennel blind,” believing so strongly in their own type of Labrador that they do not see the faults in their stock. However, breeders are flattered when a serious beginner asks their advice; and the more intelligent the questions asked, the more interest there is in helping the new breeder to get started. The successful breeder is the one with many satisfied customers, and it is important for the beginner to talk with owners of labradors from some of these kennels before visiting the place.
This is a big country, and you may end up buying a high-priced puppy from a person you have never seen, so you have to make sure that you will get what you are paying for. This involves talking with a great many Labrador owners and breeders and eventually deciding upon a breeder whose advice you believe to be trustworthy. No one is infallible; miracles rarely happen and we never get perfection, but with proper research and planning, mistakes can be minimized when buying a puppy which you hope will be a superior, all-purpose pet.
At first, the beginner can rarely see the difference between one puppy or dog within a breed and another, especially if they are all the same color. It takes constant training of the eye to distinguish various differences between the labradors one has the opportunity to see. Also, there is more involved than visual appearance in selecting the ideal puppy. A beginner will be more capable in choosing the right breeder than the right puppy and should rely upon the breeder to make the selection.