BREED: Labrador puppy
LIVES: Mt Roskill, NZ
BED SIZE: 45
BED STYLE: Plain Set
COLOURS: Red top, Graphite side
How’s it all going? Really keen to see cobain up online 🙂 The site looks great!!
Rebecca & Cobain (Labrador puppy)
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Learn more about the Labrador puppy:
- The Labrador Retriever, also known as simply Labrador, is one of several kinds of retrievers. They are a type of gun dog. Labrador’s are athletic and playful. They are the most popular breed of dog by registered ownership in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States (since 1991).
- A favourite assistance dog breed in many countries. Labradors are frequently trained to aid people who are blind and people with autism. They also act as therapy dogs. They perform screening and detection work for law enforcement and other official agencies. They are prized as sporting and waterfowl hunting dogs.
- A few kennels breeding dogs were in England at the same time a combination of sheep protection policy (Newfoundland) and rabies quarantine (England) led to their gradual demise in Canada.
- The first and second Earls of Malmesbury bred for duck shooting on his estate. The 5th and 6th Dukes of Buccleuch, and Lord George William Montagu-Douglas-Scott, were instrumental in developing and establishing the modern Labrador breed in 19th century England. The dogs Avon (“Buccleuch Avon”) and Ned given by Malmesbury to assist the Duke of Buccleuch’s breeding program in the 1880’s are considered the ancestors of modern Labradors.
- The first St. John’s dog was said to be brought to England in or around 1820. The breed’s reputation had spread to England long before. There is a story that the Earl of Malmesbury saw a St. John’s dog on a fishing boat. He immediately made arrangements with traders to have some of these dogs exported to England. These ancestors of the first labradors impressed the Earl with their skill and ability for retrieving anything within the water and on shore. He devoted his entire kennel to developing and stabilizing the breed.