After fetching Duke from his home, we headed over to get the Labradors Molly May and Sam who seemed just as excited about their walk as Duke did. They said ‘hi’ to Ozzy, Roxy and Duke, and then were ready to get going with their walker. Molly May had a lot of energy to expend, and ran a few circles around Sam before settling down and just enjoying the exercise. We met a few people on the walk of Sharonlea, and noticed lots of other dogs in the area wanting to join and socialize too. While waiting to cross the road at the traffic light, the pack was showing excellent behavior, as everyone sat and waited patiently. Many people that drove past couldn’t help but smile at such a lovely sight. By the end of the walk, all the dogs were panting healthily, with their tongues hanging out, and looking forward to the next time.
A Bit About Labs…
Built for sport, the Lab is muscular and athletic. He has a short, easy-care coat, friendly demeanor, keen intelligence, and plenty of energy. Devotion to this breed runs deep; Labs are loving, people-oriented dogs who live to serve their families, and owners and fans sometimes liken their Labs to angels.
The breed originated on the island of Newfoundland, off the northeastern Atlantic coast of Canada. Originally called the St. John’s dog, after the capital city of Newfoundland, he was bred to help the local fishermen — hauling nets, fetching ropes, and retrieving fish that had escaped the nets — as well as to be a family dog.
Today, most Labs skip the hard labor and spend their days being pampered and loved by their people. However, some Labs still serve as indispensable working dogs.
The Lab’s sweet nature makes him an excellent therapy dog, visiting homes for the elderly and hospitals, and his intelligence makes him an ideal assistance dog for the handicapped. He also excels as a search and rescue dog or as a retriever for hunters, thanks to his athletic build, strong nose, and courageous nature. And Labs have also become the breed to beat at dog sports such as agility and obedience competitions — especially obedience.
Source: Labrador Retriever
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