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Do you think puppy love doesn't last? Not with Labrador Retrievers, the distant cousin of the Golden Retriever. These dogs are sporting dogs and were originally bred for hunting birds, to retrieve them that is. With Labrador Retrievers helping people, it was easier to find food making these dogs a rather useful breed.All About Labrador Retrievers
Today, Labradors assist in nursing homes, are used as dogs for those with disabilities while some of them are in the military, the police and members of rescue teams. Their versatility makes them very special dogs, they enjoy playing flyball and are generally always fun to be with. Their energy however will exhaust the regular owner but it is all good nonetheless.
Labradors weigh up to 80 pounds and can grow as tall as 24 inches. These dogs come in 3 different colors: black, chocolate and yellow. Whichever you pick, you get the same temperament: loving, energetic and silly (most of the time). Do not be alarmed though, Labrador Retrievers just act silly but they are a rather intelligent breed.
The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular pets worldwide but did you know that the breed almost went into extinction? In its early stages of development in Newfoundland, many of the people reverted to sheep breeding because it was more profitable than breeding Labrador Retrievers. There was a heavy dog tax as well making it impossible for families to afford taking care of the Lab.
Thankfully, this was put to a stop and today, we can see a lot of Labs walking down the street or in the park with their owners doing their Labrador business. Labrador Retrievers love to chew on things and have that oral fixation of carrying objects in their mouths. Amazingly, these dogs can control their jaw muscles that they are able to carry or hold an egg using their mouths without breaking it.
These developed water dogs can even assist in swimming and true to their name, these dogs are excellent retrievers. In fact, the Labrador dominates when it comes to obedience, speed and efficiency.Labrador Retrievers in History
During 9/11, Jake a Law Enforcement Labrador helped in the search even if he had to go through scorching hot debris. He even helped in rescuing and assisting a lot of people during Hurricane Katrina in the year 2005.
In Afghanistan, a Labrador named Sadie saved dozens of soldiers in the field when she sniffed a bomb. Without Sadie, the soldier would not be alive today. Sadie received a medal for her bravery and her sense of smell.Labrador Retrievers on Your Check
Labradors are cute, yes, but when you have a Labrador Retriever with you, you get more than cute, you get an intelligent, loving and loyal dog all rolled into an energy ball of fun. Having a Labrador Retriever's image on your check will not only remind you about these adorable dogs but will remind you of Sadie's and Jake's heroism. These dogs are just amazing and what Sadie and Jake did should be a reminder to all of us that we can be heroes as well.