Posts with tag Labrador Retriever

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Poole and The Labrador

I live very close to Poole, which features heavily in the very popular ‘Harbour Lives’ series presented by Ben Fogle and, predictably, we once again get to hear about the “beautiful unspoilt beaches, stunning landscape, the (often rare) wildlife that abounds and of course we hear about the wealthy denizens of that overpriced and (in… read more

Many people purchase – or rescue – a puppy as a precursor to parenthood. Photo by Stephanie Swartz/Dreamstime.

Pooch Popularity: Babies, Buddies and Bodyguards

The AKC dog registration statistics for 2012 represent 175 breeds and varieties of purebred dogs, ranked in order of popularity from most registered (Labrador Retriever) to least (English Foxhound). Although the nation’s oldest purebred dog registry no longer publishes figures for the total number of dogs and litters registered, its latest list still makes it… read more


First Three Months Strategic to Preventing Hip Dysplasia

Breeders may be able to do even more about preventing dysplasia in their litters than previously known. While genes set up the possibility of hip dysplasia, studies have pointed to weight and rapid growth as triggers for its development. Now, new research indicates that the environment during a puppy’s first three months of life may… read more


Life at the Bottom

Every year the AKC releases its annual report on the 10 most popular dogs. Once again, the Labrador Retriever is the most registered dog in the U.S. However, here we want to focus on the 10 least popular dogs in the U.S. So here is the countdown of the 10 dogs that most of the… read more


New Book Tells the Stories of Soldier Dogs

As citizens of the United States of America, we are fortunate that, although our country has been embroiled in military conflicts for much of its history, we have seen little warfare on home soil. The wars in which this nation is currently engaged, 7,000 miles across the world, are often not on our minds. Nonetheless,… read more

Dawne Deeley

Crufts 2012 Day Two: Foreign-bred Dogs Top the Gundog Final

Day Two at Crufts 2012 belongs to the Gundogs. The British love for country life is reflected in the popularity of the various setter, retriever, spaniel and pointing breeds, and the sheer numbers involved ensure the sporting crowd has the day to themselves. For those with a less-than-specific interest in the dog show, this makes… read more