Posts tagged "Labrador Retriever"

America's Top Dogs

America's Top Dogs
The Labrador Retriever continues to hold the title of America’s favorite dog breed, (since 1991), according to just released 2014 American Kennel Club (AKC) registration numbers. The AKC began tabulating and comparing breed registration numbers back in 1936, when the crown for the most popular breed went to the American Cocker Spaniel. In 1953, the... Read more »

Breed Specific Diets Matter

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While all dogs are individuals – and it’s true – a dog is a dog is a dog – Labrador Retrievers and Beagles and West Highland White Terriers, for example, are all different too. All breeds were developed for different purposes, and have some very specific needs. Royal Canin nutritionist Dr. Jill Cline agrees, and... Read more »

Breed Specific Diets are a Good Idea

Breed Specific Diets are a Good Idea
Nutritionist Dr. Jill Cline of Royal Canin says that while a dog is a dog is a dog, there are individual breed differences obviously. A Beagle just doesn’t look or act like your average Labrador Retriever. So, if you can feed a breed special diet, why not? Cline is a favorite guest on Steve Dale’s... Read more »
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Do Breed Specific Diets Make Sense?

Do Breed Specific Diets Make Sense?
Nutritionist Dr. Jill Cline of Royal Canin talks on Steve Dale Dale’s Pet World about how feeding dogs for breed may matter, listen HERE. For example, Labrador Retrievers tend to inhale their food. A Labrador Retriever diet will slow down the dog’s eating, which lessens the chances of bloat among the health benefits. Also, the slower... Read more »

Crazy Dog? Hyper Dog? How to Calm a Dog

Crazy Dog? Hyper Dog? How to Calm a Dog
Q: I just adopted a rescued Labrador retriever mix. The shelter said the dog would be a good fit for me, but she’s crazy. I love that fact that she like to play, but she never quits! Is there an off switch for this dog? — B.H., Hartford, CT A: “Lots of things can contribute... Read more »

Consider the Breed

Consider the Breed
“Do dogs ever feel jealous of another breed” is a question that was asked by a reader in Connecticut. Like a German Shepherd ever wants to be a Bulldog, or a Golden Retriever yearns to have a little wiener Dachshund dog in his soul? Actually, the answer may surprise you some…Dogs do recognize other breeds.... Read more »
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Labrador Retriever Most Popular Dog in America; Ten Most Popular Breeds, Trends

Labrador Retriever Most Popular Dog in America; Ten Most Popular Breeds, Trends
Here are the most popular dogs in America, at least according to American Kennel Club Registration numbers. Could this be a bit misleading? Sure, these days many people with pedigreed dogs don’t bother to register, but still this is some gauge. No surprise, for 21 years now the Labrador Retriever continues to be America’s most... Read more »

Dog Is God Spelled Another Way

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Dog is indeed God spelled another way….maybe it’s not a coincidence, after all. At a time when seeing something gentle is rare – pure love.

Camp Dogwood, A DogGone Good Time

So what do people who attend dog camp look like? Most are in this group photo (though not having a wide angle lense, with apologies, I missed a few folks and some dogs).
If you love dogs, and visiting with others who love dogs -  Camp Dogwood camp sessions will make you wag your tail. Check out these images and you’ll get a sense of what it’s all about (photos shot May 28 and 29) 
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Dogs Making a Run at Cats in the U.K.

In America, there are more pet cats than dogs (90 million cats, 77 million dogs, according to the American Pet Products Association) for many years, and it’s also been that way in the United Kingdom. Dogs have nearly caught cats as the most popular pet in the United Kingdom However, the dogs are now making... Read more »