Labrador retrievers are amazing dogs! Most people know that they are
smart, loyal, dedicated, playful and kind of big dogs. Less people are
aware that they came from Canada and they were great helpers for the
fishermen as they would haul the fishing nets off of the freezing
waters. They are known for being great in the water since they have
water proof hair and webbed feet. This is all fairly standard and
available information about the Lab however; there are some much rarer
facts that are pretty amazing about the Lab such as:
Labrador Retrievers enjoy holding objects in their mouths. They can carry an egg in their mouth without breaking it.
Labrador Retrievers do not generally jump fences or dig under the fence to escape.
The Labrador retriever usually has about seven to eight puppies in each litter.
The Labrador is also known as the St. Johns Dog, St. Johns Newfoundland, and Lesser Newfoundland.
Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas.
There is no purebred dog called a Golden Lab. Your dog is either a Golden Retriever or a Labrador retriever.
Retrievers' pain tolerance is high -- more than that of many other
dogs which makes them well-suited for police work, rescue work and
Not only do Labs have webbed feet which are perfect for swimming BUT they are the ONLY dog breed that does have webbed feet.
There are two other colors of Labs; Silver and Charcoal. These two
colors are not officially recognized by any kennel associations or by
breed registers because experts have been unable to verify the source of
these colorings and the pedigree of breeding.
The first recorded Yellow Lab was born in 1899 and named "Ben of
Hyde". Ben of Hyde's line continues today and can be traced to many
modern lines of Yellow lab.
As you can see there is so much to know and love about
the Labrador retriever. This dog is one of a very rich history and
potential owners should try to find out as much as possible about the
Labrador retriever prior to buying one and calling it a house pet. There
are numerous things that need to first be considered, especially such
this as where you live, how much time that you have available, if you
have or plan to have children, and if you can afford this kind of dog.
There are vet bills to consider, as with all dogs but the Labrador
retriever is a rather large dog so he can eat quite a bit too.
As for the fact about Labs dreaming about bananas, hey...that is what we are told!