Labrador retriever. After all, they are one of America's favorite dogs. They are known for their trainability and loyalty. Labradors are truly "man's best friend!" You most likely are also aware of the variations of Labrador dogs. For example, Labradors can be one of three different colors; they can be black, yellow, or chocolate brown. But you might not know about another variation of Labradors: miniature Labradors.
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By Dr. Jim Anderson
So right off the bat, let's get one thing straight: the Labrador Retriever is incorrectly named. It turns out that this breed of dog did not come from Labrador (the northerly region of the Canadian province of Newfoundland). Rather, the breed comes from Newfoundland in Canada.
It is believed that this part of Canada was populated with small water dogs which when they were bred with Newfoundlands produced a new breed of dogs that were called St. John's Water Dogs. You can think of this type of dog as being sorta an early version of what we today call the Labrador Retriever.
Initially this new breed of dog was used by local fishermen
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Labradors have inherited certain problems related to their health, and most notably elbow and hip dysplasia. These are mainly found in the larger dogs, so some veterinarians recommend joint supplements. Some Labradors are also in danger of
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs, and that might not work for everyone. For example, anyone who works long hours and the dog is left at home by himself, this may not be the
A favorite in numerous countries for disability assistance, Labradors are often trained to assist those who have autism, the blind, to be therapy dogs, and conduct screening and detection work for law enforcement. These are prized hunting and sporting dogs.
Originally, what was called the St. John's water dog is now the Labrador Retriever. When the canines had been later introduced to England, they were named after the geographic region referred to as "the Labrador." These dogs had been known as Labrador Retrievers because they "retrieved." Also, they are called Labradors to distinguish them from the bigger Newfoundland breed.
The Labrador's ancestors actually came from