Big Dog | July 9th, 2010
One of the first problems that usually occurs after having a new pet is housetraining it. It seems like Sandra Bakers knows something that we don’t – she promises to potty train our dog in just 7 days! She’s so confident that she’s ready to give back the whole price of the book, if the training wasn’t succesful!
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Big Dog | December 1st, 2011
When the term “pet dog” is mentioned, the Labrador Retriever usually is the first breed that comes to mind. This cannot be helped because the Lab has established its name worldwide, being owned by numerous families in the United States. Some people may think (especially Lab owners) that they know a lot about this breed but let us see if you know any of these facts about the beloved Labrador Retriever.
- Despite being associated with a typical American family, it is surprising to learn that Labrador Retrievers originally are from Newfoundland, Canada. They were then exported to England before eventually making their way to the U.S.
- In the 1920’s, the American Kennel Club (AKC) recorded that there were only 23 registered Labradors in the country. However, following an article entitled “Meet the Labrador Retriever” in the American Kennel Gazette, the breed started to gain popularity.
- The Labrador Retriever was bred for, obviously, retrieving. Asides from catching and bringing back waterfowl and fish, they were also used to retrieve fishing nets of fishermen.
- Labs came from another breed of dogs called Lesser Newfoundland or St. John’s Water dog. Little is known how the breed came to be but was believed to be a mix of random working breeds. During the turn of the century, the number of St. John’s dog started to decline and was declared extinct by the early 1980’s.
- Aside from their waterproof coat and webbed toes in their paws, the Labrador Retriever are excellent swimmers because of their “otter” tail. Similar to an otter, the thick tail acts like a rudder for better control while in the water.
- In England, a Labrador Retriever cannot be a show champion if it does not have a working certificate proving that it can perform field work.
Big Dog | February 23rd, 2011
The most famous appearance of this dog breed was in the film Marley and Me. This dramedy (comedy/drama) and still true family film was released in 2008 and is based on the memoir of a dog written by John Grogan.
The plot is about a newly-wed couple (Jennifer Aniston /Jennifer/ and Owen Wilson /John/) who is thinking about having a baby, but first decide to stall Jennifer’s biological clock by adopting a dog to see if they are really ready for a family. We can follow the life of Marley, the dog, through loads of happy moments and problems in the family for 14 years, when finally Marley’s life comes to an end.
In this story we can see what kind of dogs Labrador Retirevers are: they are loving, playful, compassionate and very active,especially in their first few years.
Do you know any other famous Labrador Retriever dogs? Post a comment with your story!
D Dog Fan | November 11th, 2010
If you had a dog when you were a child, you will want your own children to experience the same positive feelings and you will get your children a dog. If you did not, you just have to read My First Best Friend to find out what an amazing thing a dog can be in a child’s life. Not only does a dog teach children responsibility, but it also helps them develop a healthy personality and a balanced emotional life.
However, bringing a dog into the family is not always a smart thing to do. You need to make sure that both the children and the adult members of the family are ready for a furry friend, otherwise someone is likely to get disappointed over time. You also need to make sure that you are selecting the right breed and you are treating your dog in a way that guarantees your children’s safety.
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Big Dog | October 28th, 2010
If you would like to have a dog that is sweet, outgoing and friendly, then the Labrador Retriever is the best one for you. These dogs are devoted and thrive on human companionship. They can become good watchdogs as they are usually reserved and suspicious with strangers. The Labrador Retriever is fond of children and also like other dogs and pets in the family. As they love attention and their family they can become bored and destructive if left alone for a longer period of time.
Labrador Retrievers have a dense, short and hard double coat that requires at least weekly care as this breed is an average shedder. These dogs are usually healthy, but sadly they are prone to health issues like hip dysplasia, eye disorders or elbow dysplasia.
Training of this breed is very easy as they are clever and willing to learn new things. However, they never respond well to harsh training methods, so consistency, fairness and many rewards are needed. Labrador Retrievers excel in police work, tracking, agility and rescue or can be good service dogs as well.
All in all this breed is one of the best for families with children and other pets who want to have a loyal, friendly and devoted friend that is also clever and is willing to learn and amuse the family. They require daily walks and at least half an hour play to keep them happy.
I hope this few sentences will help everyone decide whether the Labrador Retriever is the best breed for you and your family.
Big Dog | September 29th, 2010
To the relief of many would-be dog owners, “Factors To Consider When Picking Your Perfect Puppy” is free to download as a courtesy of Euro Puppy.
It points out all the most important issues anyone buying a puppy must consider. Without this ebook you might spend long hours searching for answers on the net, but might fail to even recognize what you should be thinking about.
“Factors to consider when picking your perfect puppy” tells you the essentials in a nutshell, in an informal, easy to understand style. Go get it now, it’s free.
Big Dog | September 17th, 2010
Big Dog | August 25th, 2010
Two dog breeds? Not in this case. Newfoundland and Labrador is a province of Canada, on the North-Eastern part of the country. It is divided into two parts: the eastern island is called Newfoundland and the one on the northwest is Labrador.
Big Dog | August 18th, 2010
Chocolate Labrador puppies
Big Dog | July 22nd, 2010
Well, the most obvious difference is that English Labradors are from English stocks, and the American ones are from stocks in the US. Furthermore, the English Labradors can be called ‘Field bred’ Labs, and the American ones ‘Show bred’. This means that, generally speaking, the labs you see running in the field are most probably English, and the ones in shows are usually Americans. Due to this, there are some little differences in the appearance too: English labs have a heavier, thicker, and have a stronger body, while the American ones are more tall and lanky.