Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Labs At Play

Labrador Retrievers are the most popular dogs in the United States.There are several types of labs. There are American and English Labs. There are many any other Retrievers, but I won't go into that now. They were most ideal for hunters with retrieving birds from the field because they like to retrieve things. That is their job. Their history is a little obscure. They are believed to be from Newfoundland and Labrador in the 18th century. They were bred to be smaller than Newfoundlands, they were bred to be hearty dogs to help with the fisherman. They jump into the icy waters and break the ice with their chest and retrieve the fisherman's nets with the fish in it.

This handsome dog is TJ, and his owner is George. TJ is an English Lab and Bud is an American Lab. American Labs are longer and taller and leaner than English Labs. But look at TJ with his toy in his mouth. He is too funny. We get a kick out of him. He is too cute for his own good,.
As you see evidence of Bud's digging ability, dogs are extremely helpful in search and rescue. Dogs are more helpful than men in search and rescue because of their heightened ability to smell is 1,000 times more than we have. They are most valuable in search in rescue because they dig faster than men. One dog can clear a searching area because one dog is faster than 6 men covering a place or digging in the snow.

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