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Family Time? Include Your Labrador Retriever!
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Family Time? Include Your Labrador Retriever!

Quality time spent with your family is hard to come by these days. With conflicting schedules and after-school activities, it can be difficult to work in a few hours of healthy interaction with your loved ones. When you do find the time, make sure to include your loving Labrador in your plans. It’s not difficult […]

Labrador Retrievers: Beginner’s Guide
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Labrador Retrievers: Beginner’s Guide

A Labrador Overview

As you begin your journey towards dog ownership, you are likely to be confronted with more breeds than you ever thought were possible. The Labrador is currently the most popular dog in the United States, with good reason. Still, taking some time to understand what a Lab is and where they came from can help you determine if it is the right breed for you.

Labrador Bathing 101
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Labrador Bathing 101

Labradors are beautiful dogs with thick coats that, unfortunately, shed. Depending on what kind of Lab you have, you will find that some with healthy coats can shed all year round while others, like black labs, shed twice a year. A dog sheds when they lose their old coat and grow a new one. If you want your dog’s coat to look healthy and to shine, not only is a good diet important, but it is also vital for you to groom her regularly.

Real Buddy System!
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Labradors Like Springtime Exercise!

Finding time to go running out in the springtime air is great for anyone’s disposition, but it will do wonders for your Labrador Retriever. Being cooped up after drastically cold winter weather will sometimes drive any animal, or human for that matter, batty, and the exercise is great for both of you.

They All Want Love
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Rescue A Lab: Change Your Life

One of the hardest things in the word to look at is a Labrador retriever that is in pain from having been abused. You automatically want to help the dog—or dogs—no matter what, just as anyone would.

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Learn how you can help and read up on the breed; knowledge will help you in a number of ways. First, you will find out that there is so much to love about the lab in the first place. Discovering more information about lab rescues will be something that you will find very satisfying, and there is quite a bit of information on rescue of not only this special breed, but just about every other breed out there. Quite often it is up to the Humane Society or local animal cruelty prevention society to take care of rescuing animals of all types from abusive owners. That is not always the case, though.

Other rescue groups do exist in a number of areas specifically for the purpose of Labrador rescue. On our website, you’ll find a list of several different websites—some are very localized, others are national. One is even a Canadian website.

Labradors As Assistance Dogs
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Labradors As Assistance Dogs

Your Labrador was born to work, being a sporting breed that loves the water and loves to run. Given their unique coats that shed water and their tails that move a large amount of water, their swimming abilities have made them a favorite working hunting dog since the 19th century.

Labs from a local Labrador Rescue
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Adopting a Labrador in Need of a Loving Home

If you are looking for a new dog to add to your family, consider adopting a Labrador that has been rescued and is looking for a new home.We all know that puppies are soft and cuddly but they do turn into a adult dogs. Here are some good points to consider when it comes to choosing a puppy verses an older dog.

Labrador Retriever Mix vs. a Purebred?
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Labrador Retriever Mix vs. a Purebred?

While many dog owners prefer a purebred dog, there are many benefits to owning a mixed breed dog. A great combination is a Labrador and Golden Retriever mix. This new hybrid is called a Golden Labrador, although it is not officially recognized by the AKC.

Labs are retrievers and love to play fetch
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What Labrador Retrievers Need

There is some debate about one of the most popular dog breeds, the Labrador Retriever needs in regard to achieving “proper” behavior. Even though the Labrador is general is a loving and easy going animal, they still need to learn what is appropriate behavior, and what is not.

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What breeds do Labradors get along with?

Since Labrador retrievers are considered the most popular dog in the world, it’s not surprising that people often wonder what other breeds Labradors get along with. Labrador retrievers, as any owner will tell you, are in fact very friendly, laid-back dogs. It is a feature of the breed. They are as well-known for their easy-going […]