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What is a “Dudley” Labrador? (What’s up with the PINK NOSE?) Over the years I have asked many times what a “Dudley” means. I’ve been sent pictures of dogs from owners wanting to know if their dog would meet this description. Let me say, first of all, that just...

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As we know (and is accepted as AKC standard), Labradors come in three colors: yellow, black, and chocolate.  Yes I know there are those now breeding “silver” labradors, but the AKC does not recognize it as a registered color, and the origins of silver labs are still in controversy....

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Labradors.com Lab in a Tub

I know it seems absurd that a Labrador Retriever—bred to swim with that otter tail and water-repelling coat—may enjoy the water immensely, yet when its bath time, puts on the brakes as you walk them to the bathtub or hose. When I realized my Lab despised bath time, I...

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Fat Labs are not funny. I cringe whenever a prior client sends me a photo of a pup they acquired from me and brags that “he is so spoiled…he gets to lay on the couch all day and eat my home-made dog biscuits.” My first thought is, “Ok, this...

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1. The cute blonde that isn’t afraid to dive right in! 2. This girl chillin’ in the kiddie pool. 3. Always the last one out of the water… 4. This girl knows how to shred a gnarly wave! 5. The guy with the drive that never dies. 6. CANNONBALL!!!...

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So you’re shopping for a new puppy, and you’re scouring over countless websites of breeders listing the various health clearances that they test for in their dogs… and you see a flurry of letters and abbreviations, including PRA. What is PRA in Labradors? PRA stands for Progressive Retinal Atrophy....

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If your Lab’s feet are not hitting the ground correctly, it affects his ability to walk and stand. I found this out early on when I began showing my Labradors—the first thing my handler did when my dog arrived was trim his nails. They know how much it affects...

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Labradors.com Crazy Lab

Although I’ve never owned a hyperactive lab, I have met too many in my lifetime—and enough that it impressed on me, at a young age, how much genetics and socialization can make a HUGE difference. And in 1988 I discovered the difference between American Field Labs and English labs,...

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I have a confession to make. I am a reformed member of the “Poop Police.” I use to worry about my dog’s poops. What if they were too hard? Were they too runny or soft?  And I absolutely hated scooping stinky, smelly kibble poops.          ...

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We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the history of the Labrador Retriever.  So many people ask us, “what’s the difference between the “English” and the “American” (field) labs? There is such a big difference that the AKC has, at times, considered splitting the breed....

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