labradors

Chocolate labradors’ life expectancy linked to colour

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  Findings from a recent large-scale study involving over 33,000 Labrador Retriever puppies suggests chocolate Labradors have a shorter lifespan than their yellow and black counter-parts. Chocolate Labradors are, typically, bred for their coat colour and research conducted by the Royal Veterinary College indicates that selective breeding for coat colour may increase the risk of […]

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And the breed most likely to bite is….

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According to the Kennel Club, the number one breed in the UK is the Labrador.  This friendly, lovable breed has long been a family favourite. However, with evidence suggesting most dog bites are from the family pet that’s had no previous history of biting, it follows that Britain’s most popular breed is also responsible for […]

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Film has influenced breed choice over the years

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Art, literature and entertainment has greatly influenced our thinking leading to the anthropomorphism of dogs; I call this ‘The Lassie Effect’™. Lassie was a Collie with the heart of a lion and the navigational skills of a pigeon. Lassie made the public believe he could think, plan, sympathise, know right from wrong, remember complicated facts […]

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