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Top 10 Characteristics of a Labrador Retriever

Bobi from Serbia having a bath Every dog breed has certain characteristics that set them apart from other breeds. So, I’ve compiled my top 10 list, in no particular order, of Lab characteristics. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have anything to add to the list!   1. Friendly Perhaps the friendliest breed there is. If there is a friendlier breed, I’ve yet to find it. Labs love everyone and everything. That big ‘otter’ tail rarely stops wagging and even non-Lab people can’t help but smile when they encounter a Labrador! Their loving nature makes Labradors... 

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5 Great Training Tips For Your Labrador

5 Great Training Tips For Your Labrador   Think you know all there is about training a Labrador Retriever? Find out about jumping, barking and more great tips. If you need to learn a thing or two about training a Labrador Retriever, then you have most certainly come to the right place. Labradors are an incredibly popular breed, and for several good reasons. Although, it is vital that you keep in mind that no matter how awesome this breed of dog is, you will still need to invest your time in proper training. Barking Resolutions When training a Labrador Retriever, it is important to keep... 

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Is a Labrador Retriever the Right Breed for you?

Is a Labrador Retriever the right breed for you? Every year, countless Labrador Retrievers are given up because their owners simply didn’t know what they were letting themselves in for. This article isn’t aimed at putting you off the idea of getting a Labrador Retriever, it’s just an honest guide, based on my own experience, to the realities of bringing a Labrador Retriever into your life. Forewarned is forearmed as they say….whoever ‘they’ are!   My Labrador Monty A Labrador Retriever is a HUGE commitment If you are really serious about getting a Labrador Retriever, you should be... 

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Can Your Labrador Suffer From Sunburn?

Summer is here in many parts of the world and most of us will be spending more time outside with our dogs and making the most of the good weather. Whilst we may take the time to apply sunscreen or other forms of protection to our own bodies before going out, how many of us will do the same for our dogs? Yes, dogs can suffer from sunburn too. The areas most affected by sunburn are the abdomen, groin, insides of the legs, nose and ear tips. Dogs with light colour noses, pink skin or light fur are most vulnerable to the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Tips for avoiding sunburn: Apply... 

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The Alternative Anatomy of a Labrador Retriever

You can buy the ‘Alternative Anatomy of a Lab’ poster from out store here. 1.) Nose The Lab nose is the most powerful ‘instrument’ on earth. It is thought that Labradors could smell sausages 30 years before sausages were even invented. 2.) Eyes Labs are natural hypnotists and they know how to use this power to get what they want. Look into those eyes for more than three seconds and you are under their spell. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself handing over every treat in the house, the chicken you were planning to have for dinner, and in extreme cases, your credit card... 

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1000 Labrador Names

One Thousand Labrador Retriever Names Possibly the biggest list of Labrador names on the internet! 1000 names…that’s a whole lot of Labrador! Getting a new puppy? It’s an exciting time but we know just how difficult it can be to choose a name for your dog. So, we decided to compile a list of  Labrador Retriever names to help you out. The names in the list are are names of real labradors and once you’ve taken a look, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect name for your pup! Thanks to everyone that helped me compile the list!  Copyright :: Leslie Heywood 2011-2013   A Aafje Abba Abbey... 

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One Thousand Labradors

One Thousand Labradors is a colourful piece of LabArt by Leslie Heywood, a graphic artist and the man behind Labradors Worldwide. Glycee printed to Fine Art Trade Guild standards on a beautiful fine art paper, each print is signed, numbered and comes complete with an attractive certificate of authenticity. The certificate is signed by both the printmaker and the artist. One Thousand Labradors is a real collectors piece for any Labrador lover. It’s made up of 1000 Labrador silhouettes and the names of real Labradors, past and present. All names were supplied by friends of Labradors Worldwide.... 

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Why Crate Training Your Pup Is So Important

Why Crate Training Your Pup Is So Important Many people still believe that dog crates are cruel. I used to be one of those people until I actually a) got a dog b) bought a crate. I soon realised that crates and crate training are vitally important when bringing a new pup into your home. My dog quickly came to love his crate, he reveled in the fact that he had his own little ‘den’. I’d go as far as to say that a dog crate is THE most important and useful thing that I have ever bought for my Labrador. The main reasons why you should consider crate training your dog: A dog crate... 

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Labrador of the week – “Bruce” BatDog Lane

“Bruce” BatDog Lane

Name: “Bruce” BatDog Lane How old are you? 3 yrs Where do you live? Texas. Favorite food: Cheese and all things peanut butter. Favorite toy/toys: Water, Ball, Frisbee, Mom. Hobbies: Agility, Acting, Obedience, Tricks, Napping, Chewing on bones, Facebooking. Who is your best animal friend? I have LOTS and LOTS of friends. Who is your best human friend? Mom. Please describe your perfect day: Romping with my friends in the sun or the water. Do you like cats? I saw one once. We... Read More

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Labrador of the week – Sophie-Anne

Labrador of the week - Sophie-Anne

Name: Sophie-Anne aka the AnnaBanana. How old are you? I just turned 3 years old. Where do you live? Westchester, New York, USA. Favourite food: Oh, I like everything! Favourite toy/toys: Toys that Squeak are my favourite. Hobbies: I love to go on walks and play in the field across from my house – though sometimes I get bored and I see something interesting across the street and I take off like a rocket to go say hi. My mom gets really upset with me and screams my name then... Read More

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Start Your Own Dog Treat Business

Montys Dog Treats

Bake a Dog a Bone :: Book Review Start a Dog Treat Business Bake a Dog a Bone helped me start my very own dog treat business Not so long ago, I was giving Monty, my chocolate Labrador, a treat. Usual scenario, I gave him the treat and it disappeared down his throat in a split second. Okay so he ate, or more to the point, swallowed the treat but I thought to myself “He couldn’t possibly have enjoyed that….he didn’t even have time to taste the damn thing!!!” Right... Read More

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Labrador of the week – Dexter

Dexter a black Labrador Retriever

Name: Dexter. How old are you? 10 months old. Where do you live? Fairport, NY, USA. Favourite food: Anything I can get my paws on, but I especially love peanut butter. Favourite toy/toys: Kong Frisbee, Chuckit Ball Thrower, Any stick I can find. Hobbies: I love chasing my tail, running until I can’t run anymore, and playing fetch. I love getting fed and sleeping of course. I also like to help my mom and dad cook by lying under their feet and catching anything they drop. Who... Read More

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Labrador of the Week

Labrador of the week – “Bruce” BatDog Lane

“Bruce” BatDog Lane

Name: “Bruce” BatDog Lane How old are you? 3 yrs Where do you live? Texas. Favorite food: Cheese and all things peanut butter. Favorite toy/toys: Water, Ball, Frisbee, Mom. Hobbies: Agility, Acting, Obedience, Tricks, Napping, Chewing on bones, Facebooking. Who is your best animal friend? I have LOTS and LOTS of friends. Who is your […]

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Labrador Breed Info

Labrador Retriever Breed Information

Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers – Breed Profile The Labrador Retriever originated in Newfoundland, Canada and is believed to have descended from the now extinct “St. John’s Water Dog”. Labs where trained to help retrieve fishing nets from the icy cold waters of the North Atlantic. Their dense, water-repellant coats, swimming skills and hard working nature made them […]