Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Labrador Retriever: Dogs With Impeccable And Innate Retrieval Skills

A Retriever breed of Dog commonly mistaken for the Golden Retriever!


Ever wondered why some Golden Retrievers have seemingly-odd short coats? We'd bet that you might have encountered a different breed — a Labrador Retriever. This Dog breed's kind face and friendly nature have long secured a special place in many hearts, along with its innate skills for well, retrieving of course.☺
Two Labrador dogs by a beautiful lake
via Gudog.co.uk



Labrador Retriever History


Also commonly known as Labrador, this breed’s origins and ancestral roots can be traced back to the St. John’s Water Dog, in 1822. St. John’s Water Dogs were bred by island settlers of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada— with original purposes for retrieving and hauling in fish nets. Prior to the exportation of St. John’s Water Dog during the 1820s, news of their useful abilities have already spread throughout England.

Fun Fact #1      Scottish-Canadian explorer William Epps Cormack described, these Dogs had impeccable retrieving skills and short coats that prevented ice frosting when they came out of waters during cold seasons. 
St John's Water Dog
via Farm4.Static on Flickr
It was also speculated that the 2nd Earl of Malmesbury came across a St. John’s Dog on a fishing boat, and he made immediate arrangements for traders to begin importing these Dogs into England. The first photo record of a St. John’s Dog/Labrador was of Nell, belonging to the Earl of Home. During the 1870s, the name Labrador Retriever became common throughout England. A Yellow Labrador, Ben of Hyde, was first born in 1899, registered by The Kennel Club in 1903. The AKC (American Kennel Club) had their first Labrador registration in 1917.
First Labrador Retriever
Ben of Hyde, via TheLabradorSite



Appearance: Working and Companion Types


SizeLabs are generally medium to large sized, with two different breed lines
  • Companion type usually have shorter legs, and rounder faces 
  • Working type have a taller and lighter framed body, and longer muzzle. 

Fun Fact #2      The two different breed lines do not pose a difference within Dog Registries though, they are equally considered as Labrador Retrievers.

Features — Kind and expressive facial features such as their eyes and large down-turned ears makes it tough not to be reminded of the Golden Retriever, another breed known for similar skills and gentle nature!
Labrador Retrievers in different colours
via WhitbyWoof on Flickr
Coats — All Labradors have short dense coats that are water resistant, a little dry and naturally oily, making them perfect for retrieving fowls and not feel cold in water. 

Colour — Labrador Retrievers are available in 3 main colour groups, such as Black, Chocolate and Yellow, with Yellow consisting a range from Cream to Fox Red.



Grooming Requirements


These Doggos do not require a ton of scrupulous grooming, it is necessary to note that Labs are shedders in general. Regular brushing aids in ridding loose hairs, speeding up the process of natural shedding— also greatly decreasing chances of hair build-up around the house! A shower once in every two months at least, and ensure that their ears are cleaned with a Vet-approved cleanser and completely dried at all times. Other necessary grooming includes trimming of nails when too long.  
Black shiny coat Labrador at the park
via AllCuteDogs on Tumblr
If you are unsure of how to perform these tasks, seek professional help with a trusted Groomer and/or Veterinarian!☺



Labrador Retriever Personality and Temperament


When gentle appearances match up with sweet natures, its a pleasant occurrence nonetheless. Labs are excellent companions and double up as a great working Dogs for various organizations such as the Military, Navy and Police all at the same time— their amazing ability to track scents all the way back to its origins is detection at its finest! 

Fun Fact #3      Labradors are generally trained for retrieving fowls gently with their jaws. Observe a little closer, and you'd notice this adorable and habitual behaviour of holding something in their mouths. 
Labrador retrieving fowl in mouth
Fowl Hunt Retrieval, via Pinterest
Being naturally active Dogs and great retrievers proves that you are bound to enjoy a ton of outdoor fun and playtime activity such as a game of fetch. Labradors today are exceptionally all-rouned. Don’t hesitate on taking them out for a walk and/or a run, or embark on a rewarding pet-ownership with positive training to encourage obedience. Watch those behavioural quirks!— Natural curiosity, swallowing small objects and begging for food is not unbeknownst of a Lab.

Training — Proper training can begin from a Lab's maturity age of 3 years. Early-training prevents encourages proper behaviour in the long runIt is also advised that Labrador Retrievers may not make good guard Dogs. Usually friendly and easy going even with strangers and people, it wouldn't take much effort in winning their hearts over. With proper care, diet and lots of love, a Labrador can live from 10 to 14 years or more.

If a breed's playful, puppy-like behaviour, hyper-activeness and being easily distracted are issues you might not fancy, then you ought to consider a different breed or Pet. 

Fun Fact #4      Being easily distracted is a well-known Labrador trait☺, and it is highly due to their keen sense of smell!



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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Pre-Event Insights (Paws & Furs): Exclusive Highlights Of The Pet Event At Duxton Plain Park

A Tanjong Pagar GRC and Radin Mas SMC Collaboration for Pets


The year-end's wet weather might have gotten some of us yearning for a good stretch during the weekend, especially with our Pets! What better way to kick start the month of giving by sharing a fun morning with your companions at this upcoming Pet event— We are about to spread joy too, with pre-event highlights ☺

Various types of Pets in cute costumes
Dog, Rabbit, Cat, Hamster, Guinea Pig and Parrot in costume.

Spend quality time with your loved ones at a fun event, right in the heart of Chinatown and Outram!

Event : Paws & Furs
Date : 1st December 2018 (Saturday)
Venue : Duxton Plain Park (near Block 1C The Pinnacle @ Duxton)
Time : 8.30am — 11.30am



EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS


What can one expect? Well it wouldn't be much of a Pet event without stores, adoption drives, fun contests and freebieswe heard there's going to be FREE ice cream, for both owners and Dogs! 

A little extra spice that really get our hearts going include:
  • Getting a cute Caricature of yourself and/or your Pet
  • Get up-close and personal with companion Birds (Display)
  • Betta appreciation with Singapore Betta
  • Set a record of "The Largest Gathering of Dogs Enjoying Ice-Cream"!

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS

  • 8.30 amParrot Talk 
  • 9 am — Professional Juggling entertainment by The Annoying Bros 
  • 9.30 to 10.30 am — Two 30 min sessions for Dog Yoga with your pooch
  • 10.30 am — Magic Show for all ages
Event poster Paws & Fur

PRE-REGISTRATION PERKS


Get in on all the action with a head-start by pre-registering: 
  • Join in on record breaking for "Largest Gathering of Dogs enjoying Ice Cream"
  • Recieve a Certificate of Participation and Free Ice-cream 
  • Enter the Best-Dressed Doggie Contest
  • Redeem a Gift!
  • Up to $1,000 worth of prizes to be won

HOW TO REGISTER: 
Simply hit this link up to register before the event — 
PAWS AND FURS REGISTRATION


FREEBIES

  • Absolute Holistic — Air-dried sample
  • Purina — ProPlan Dog food sample
  • Bandana for Dogs
  • Ice cream, available for Dogs and Owners

STALLS AND PET MERCHANDISE


Get some shopping done all at the same time amidst the fun, from Pet accessories, a myriad of Pet treats, supplies and grooming services. Look out for the following Merchants:

Food and Treats

Pet Adoption

Share the love by showing some support to our local shelters, every and any sort of help counts! Keep an eye out for these booths:




This Is A Paid Collaboration


Event information provided by People's Association
(Tanjong Pagar GRC) (Radin Mas SMC)

Need a pre-event boost? 
Allow more Pet-owners to get a sneak-peek on what to expect and why they ought to join in on the fun☺

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Disclaimer

This article was written with informational purposes, as you know, we’d love to share our collective research and experiences as fellow Pet owners and lovers. It is not meant to alternate in any way as advice or diagnosis of Professionals.

ThePetsDialogue claims no credit for images posted on this article unless otherwise displayed/stated. All rights go to respective owners as mentioned. If you do not wish for your image(s) to appear here do drop us an e-mail and it will be removed promptly. If you do wish to use any of our original published information, you are welcome to contact us!