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Latest Labrador Retriever Stories

2012-02-28 08:45:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Yorkshire Terrier made news last year by overtaking the protective German Shepherd to become Detroit's top dog according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. "Proving the 'Motor City' marches to its own beat, the compact Yorkshire Terrier...

2012-02-28 08:45:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what might be considered one of the biggest upsets in Chicago this year, the German Shepherd took the title of "Top Dog" away from the lovable Labrador Retriever according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. "Proving the 'Windy City' makes its own trends,...

2012-02-28 08:45:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Also Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever is Portland's top dog according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. "The people of Portland seem to be rediscovering their love for the Dachshund," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "After falling out of the top 10 in...

2012-02-28 08:45:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Also Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever is Atlanta's top dog according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular breeds in the U.S. "Look out Labs," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "The English Springer Spaniel jumped 18 spots last year to become ninth most popular locally....

2012-02-22 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leap Year hits the calendar once every four years, but our four legged friends aren't averse to taking a "leap" when we least expect it. As we coronate Leap Year on February 29, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, features perilous pups and courageous cats that took a leap of faith and lived to bark or purr about it. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120222/LA55650)...

2012-02-09 10:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When choosing a dog breed, there are many factors to take into account, such as temperament, size, energy level, and shedding. With nearly 200 options available, choosing the best dog breed can be difficult. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120103/LA28987LOGO) Utilize FindTheBest's guide to choosing dog breeds for advice on key considerations and the dog breeds glossary to brush up on your canine terminology. Got specific...

2011-11-08 05:18:00

DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas-based Diabetes Friendly Foundation will honor a number of four-legged friends and their families during its second annual "K9s for Kids" benefit on Nov. 19. The foundation, which focuses on improving the lives of people living with diabetes, holds its benefit during National Diabetes Awareness Month and helps raise money to provide families in need with specially trained diabetes alert dogs. Diabetes alert dogs are trained to detect...

2011-09-06 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From the dog that ate more than 100 rocks to the cat that chased a fly onto a hot wood stove, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) has received a host of remarkable medical claims. For the third consecutive year, the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance will bestow the coveted title of "Most Unusual Claim of the Year" to one of its nearly half a million insured pets. The winner will be determined by the public, who is...

2011-04-05 08:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While the results of the U.S. Census continue to roll out, the findings of a more pet-friendly version - the National Mutt Census - are released today. Launched in March 2010, the Mutt Census - conducted by Mars Veterinary, the leading authority in dog DNA analysis - took a paw print of America's mixed breed population and aimed to help strengthen the pet-owner bond. Mixed breed dogs account for more than half (53 percent) of all pet dogs in...

2011-01-27 11:03:00

DETROIT, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Kennel Club Dog Shows return to Cobo Center to entertain and educate dog lovers from all over the Midwest. The two-day Celebration of Dogs, proudly presented by Purina, allows visitors up-close and personal time with breeders, owners, handlers and over 2,000 dogs from the 167 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. New this year, the Detroit Kennel Club will honor some well deserving canine talent with the DKC Merit Award. The...


Latest Labrador Retriever Reference Libraries

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2008-05-27 16:45:02

The Labrador Retriever is a gun dog which specializes in retrieving. It is considered the most popular breed in the world according to its registered ownership. The breed originated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It was developed using the St. John's Water Dog, which is also a predecessor of the Newfoundland breed. The breed was originally used for retrieval as well as pulling in offshore fishing nets. The breed is fairly large; a Labrador typically weighs 55 to 80 pounds and stands...

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2008-05-24 14:36:57

The Flat-Coated Retriever is a British gundog. It was bred to retrieve both in the water and on land, flushing game and marking birds. The breed originated in the 19th century and may have come from stock of the St. John's Water Dog, which may be an ancestor to other retrievers, such as the Labrador and the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. The breed was recognized by the AKC in 1915 and became popular in America around the same time. World War II nearly caused extinction for the breed, but in the...

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2008-05-22 12:47:07

The Dalmatian is a coach dog which is easily recognized for its unique spotted coat. This ancient breed has been used as a guard dog, bird dog, trail hound, retriever, and most importantly a coach or carriage dog. The Dalmatian was once used to run in attendance on a coach. This ability was eventually transferred to its career as a firehouse dog. The Dalmatian once ran in front of horse-drawn fire carts to help clear a path for them as well as guide them to fires. The Dalmatian is a...

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2008-05-21 11:54:03

The Curly Coated Retriever is a breed of dog developed in England to hunt waterfowl. It is easily distinguished from other Retrievers by its height and its curly coat. The Curly Coated Retriever is slightly longer than it is tall, yet still appears to have incredibly long legs. It typically stands from 23 to 27 inches high and weighs 50 to 90 pounds. The curly coat can be either solid black or solid liver colored. The eyes of the breed should be black, brown or amber, and its nose the same...

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2007-10-24 16:08:27

The Labrador Duck (Camptorhynchus labradorius), was an eider-like sea duck that was never known to be common, and is believed to be the first duck to go extinct in North America after 1500. The last Labrador Duck is believed to have been seen in Elmira, New York on December 12, 1878. The last preserved specimen was shot in 1875 on Long Island. It was thought to breed in Labrador and wintered from Nova Scotia to as far south as Chesapeake Bay. The Labrador Duck was also known by many...

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