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Why Does my Dog Howl?

vc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text title=”Why Does My Dog Howl?”As HOWLoween approaches quickly, I thought a blog on ‘why dogs howl’ would be appropriate! Howling is one of many forms of vocal communication used by dogs. Dogs howl to attract attention, to make contact with others, and to announce their presence. Some dogs even howl in response to high-pitched sounds, such as emergency vehicle sirens or musical instruments (I’ve even had a dog howl when I sang—not sure how to take that!). For instance, you may want to notice if an emergency vehicle is in your neighborhood again, if your dog responds. They may also …

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Precious Little Endless Mt Pumpkins and Festive Fall Photos!

vc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text (Amazing) Photo credit above to Lisa and John Konopka, model: Otto (Genevieve x Bosco) /vc_column_text/vc_column/vc_rowvc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text Precious Little Endless Mt Pumpkins and Festive Fall Photos… Tis’ the Season for Festive Fall Photos… and of course puppies with pumpkins!  Below are some precious EML pups with beautiful fall setups! Enjoy the cuteness…/vc_column_text/vc_column/vc_rowvc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text /vc_column_text/vc_column/vc_rowvc_rowvc_columnvc_column_textSpeaking of pumpkins! Did you know pumpkin is a yummy AND healthy treat for your pup??? Click here for our blog post on the many benefits of feeding some pureed pumpkin to your pooch! 🙂   -Endless Mt. Labradors. Copyright 2021. All images and text can only be used …

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Can Dogs Eat Lamb Bones?

Can dogs eat lamb bones? Raw lamb bones, particularly meaty bones can be a nice treat for your dog. But, feeding bones (even raw bones) poses significant risks to our dogs that owners should be aware of. It’s likely your dog will love the taste of lamb bones, and chewing on them can provide important …

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Have You Made Arrangements in Your Will for Your Labrador?

vc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text title=”Why should I make stipulations for the care of my dog in my WILL should I die???”Why should I have a stipulation for my dog in my WILL? Many of us think about our children and spouses in our will, should we suddenly pass from this life to the next. Many don’t think about their dogs, and from experience, it can be very traumatic to a dog whose owner suddenly “disappears.” Its hard to know how they process this and adapt—but we know there is an emotional bond that can’t be argued. About 10 years ago, HERE AT ENDLESS …

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Labrador Tail

The Labrador tail is one of the most distinguishing features of the breed as a whole. Often, it is called an ‘otter tail’, referring to its appearance. Lab tails are thick and tapering, covered in the same dense hair as the rest of their bodies. Labrador tails are also practical, helping them to steer quickly …

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What is a “Pandemic Puppy” or “Pandemic dog”? Behavior, anxiety, and other problems…

vc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text title=”What is a “PANDEMIC PUPPY“ OR A “PANDEMIC DOG?“ : BEHAVIORAL AND ANXIETY ISSUES (by Donna Stanley)”At first glance, your pet may seem to be a perfectly normal adolescent young dog—happy and healthy and growing. Yet, they may be one of the avalanche of about 3 million U.S. pets purchased or adopted to brighten lives of people during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. We had many go out of here at Endless Mt. Labradors. Yet, when approached by a strange dog or animal—or exposed to a new environment, the pet is not as carefree as she usually is. …

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Pros And Cons Of Neutering A Labrador

In this article we present all the scientific research on the pros and cons of neutering a Labrador, to help you make the right choice for your boy. Neutering your male dog is a very personal decision. Whilst there are only two options in the end – do it or don’t do it – the …

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Guest Post on Resource Guarding Training

vc_rowvc_columnvc_single_image image=”9257″/vc_column/vc_rowvc_rowvc_columnvc_column_textToday’s post is written by a now dear friend of ours, EML owner, veteran, and long-time dog trainer, Bud Roberts. We met Bud and Alice when they came to us looking for a black female puppy (Abbey, pictured above) after losing their prior Labrador love. They then adopted a retired mama from us (Hope, now Hopey, the yellow girl pictured) when she was about 4 years old. Both of these girls are now certified therapy dogs, though very different personalities. We love to hear Bud’s stories of these girls and the way they touch the hearts of those who …

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Great Pyrenees Black Lab Mix

Have you heard of the Great Pyrenees black Lab mix? In this guide, we explore the possibilities when these two rather different breeds collide. From looks and temperament, to health and exercise requirements. The Great Pyrenees black Lab mix combines a traditional guardian breed affectionately know as ‘the polar bear dog’ with our all-time favorite …

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How’s it Hangin’? (A Lesson on Cryptorchids: Undescended Testicles)

vc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text title=”How’s it Hangin’???? (Cryptorchidism: One Testicle)” What Exactly Is This Odd and Oddly Named Condition? (Does neutering dogs cause cancer?) Rated PG! Cryptorchidism is the scientific term for a condition in male dogs in which one or both testicles (testes) fail to descend into the scrotum, which is the pouch or sac that holds the testicles (in the case of neutered dogs, it shrinks over time and pretty much disappears). The condition affects approximately 1% – 3% of dogs and is probably inherited since it is commonly seen in families of dogs; however, the exact cause is not fully …

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Black and Tan Lab

A black and tan Lab is an unusual sight, and can be quite controversial! Labrador Retrievers with black and tan markings can be achieved in two ways. Either, they can be crossed with another breed to achieve this pattern, creating a Labrador mixed breed. Or, a purebred Lab can receive the recessive genes required for …

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Black Lab Chow Mix

A black Lab Chow mix dog has one black Labrador Retriever parent, and one Chow Chow parent. Because these two purebred dogs are quite different, one black Lab Chow mix can be very different to the next. Many breeders hope to get black fur, by using a black Labrador. But, this mix is also generally …

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Guest Blog: Labrador Lover and Author, Annette Whipple (Interview)

vc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text title=”Guest Blog: Interview with Labrador Lover and author, Annette Whipple: “WOOF!“”Tell us about your first dog, the name, and how this influenced you to write “WOOF!” I have such fond memories of my first dog! He was a golden retriever lab mix named Dog. He was a constant companion and friend. One of my favorite memories is dancing with him to one of my dad’s old records: “Hooked on a Feeling” by B. J. Thomas. When I was brainstorming animals that I could continue with The Truth About series after Whooo Knew? The Truth About Owls was finished, dogs …

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Can Dogs Eat Egg Shells?

Can dogs eat egg shells as part of a normal healthy diet? Eggshells are safe for most dogs to eat in small amounts, but they are rich in calcium. So, too many in your dog’s diet can cause nutritional imbalances. Plus, broken pieces of eggshell can be sharp and scratch your dog’s throat, even when …

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What does the word “IN-BRED” mean in dogs?

vc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text title=”What does the word “IN-BRED“ mean?”I bet this conjures up a visual image of an extra toe or tail—but it’s MUCH deeper than that when you ask the professional breeder about what this term implies– and what it really means. Strap on your ‘knowledge craving’ part of your brain and here we go into my world! (CLICK ON ANY OF THE IMAGES TO ENLARGE!) As breeders, we spend a lifetime’s work building our bloodlines so that we have not just the AKC breed standard, but also passing health clearances going back at least 5 generations. But, just like the …

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How To Calm An Over Excited Puppy

Spotting the signs of an over excited puppy What to do if your puppy gets overly excited during play Tips for managing over excited puppy biting Living with an over excited puppy isn’t easy. And every puppy has the potential to get themselves worked up. Today we’re going to look at how to calm a puppy …

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Can Dogs Eat Oxtail Bones?

Can dogs eat oxtail bones? Nowadays, oxtail refers to the tail of cattle. These can be bought whole or as cross-sections with a large, thick bone in the middle, surrounded by meat and fats. Some companies may smoke or dry the bones. Raw oxtail is the safest type to give to our dogs. When served …

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Australian Labradoodle

Australian Labradoodle Pros and Cons Health, Feeding and Coat Care Tips Training, Behavior and Socialization Finding an Australian Labradoodle Puppy or Rescue Dog Check out the pros and cons of the awesome Australian Labradoodle! We are going to help you to decide whether an Australian Labradoodle puppy is the right pet for you. And give …

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Black Lab Names – 100’s of Awesome Ideas For Your Pup

Check out these awesome black Lab names! We will give you hundreds of ideas of great names for black Labs, along with some simple tricks for choosing the right one for your dog. We’ll also give you creative ways of coming up with your own unique black Lab names. Picking a name for your new …

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Fox-Red Labradors: Their origins and features

vc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text title=”Fox-Red Labradors: Their origin and features”What is a FOX RED Labrador—its rise and fall in popularity over the years Above Photo: Fox Red Labradors courtesy of The Field Magazine, UK Of course I resisted the temptation to name this blog “50 shades of Yellow”—I believe that one is already taken! But I’d love to delve into the development of this part of our wonderful Labrador breed. “The Kennel Club formally acknowledges only three colors: black, yellow and liver – which has mutated to chocolate and thereby boosted the appeal of the brown version considerably. Black, everyone agrees, is black; …

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Smoked Bones for Dogs

Smoked bones for dogs have always been a popular treat for dogs that love to chew. Many owners will praise smoked bones and raw bones for keeping their dog happily entertained and quiet around the house. And, since they’re sold in pet stores around the world, smoked bones have got to be good for our …

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What does the word “OVER-BRED” actually mean?

vc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text title=”What does the word “OVER-BRED“ MEAN?”If I had a dollar for every time I heard a pet parent use the word “over-bred”, I’d be a millionaire. I hear it from pet owners, veterinarians, groomers, rescue parents, and from people who generally don’t understand what this really means—NOR WHAT THEY ARE IMPLYING WHEN THEY SAY IT. Here’s some possible misconceptions about this phrase/word’s meaning: *”It means that breeders interfered too much in the breeding of retriever dogs and, while they may have achieved some characteristics they wanted, they also caused some inherited problems…” (usually caused by breeding with dogs that …

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HER MAJESTY, THE QUEEN’S “SANDRINGHAM LABRADORS” (UK)

vc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text title=”Her Majesty, the Queen’s Sandringham Labradors (UK)”The Queen’s gundogs are respected throughout the Labrador world, especially when it comes to highly skilled gun dogs I have to admit, I’ve always liked that the Queen loves dogs and horses–as do I!!! But when I found out she bred LABRADORS I had to research it–and how FUN that research is for those interested in the history of the English/British/UK Labrador. (CLICK ON ANY OF THE BELOW PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM TO SEE THE ORIGINAL CAPTIONS!) THE QUEEN’S GUNDOGS Miss Elizabeth Walton, of The Field magazine says, “Norfolk was, as the natives …

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What is that WHITE SPOT on my Labrador?

vc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text (Pictured Above: Meet historic and expert breeder, Mary Roslin Williams) I’m excited to dig into the history books of Labradors and let you peer into the very beginning of the breed and its most dedicated mentors, including the famous, ADVANCED breeder of Labradors,  Mary Roslin Williams. I tried to bid on her book “Reaching for the Stars”, written in 1988, at our World Labrador Specialty and it went for $1,400! BUT I have a rag-tag copy I keep that I call my LABRADOR BIBLE! Any breeder who has put their heart, soul and blood into the dedication to this …

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What is a Dog Warden?

What is a dog warden and what sort of person suits this job role? Dog wardens work closely with animals and humans alike. Their job involves helping stray, lost, and mistreated dogs, but also educating owners and enforcing dog-related legislation. Although this career appeals to many, it doesn’t suit everyone. Dog wardens need to be …

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Chocolate Lab Names

Check out these awesome chocolate Lab names! We’ve put hundreds of ideas into themed lists to help you pick one that really works for you. We’ll also help you come up with some creative and original chocolate Lab names of your own! And give you some great tips for making your final choice. Creative Chocolate …

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Do Labrador Retrievers Drool A Lot?

Before you commit to owning one, you might want the answer to the question “do Labrador Retrievers drool a lot?” Labradors are not a breed typically associated with being very drooly. But as for all dogs, there are some things which will trigger them to start drooling more than usual. Occasionally, if your Labrador drools …

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Different Types Of Labrador – Which Is Right For You

Two very different types of Labrador have developed over the last fifty years. How your Lab behaves and what they look like will depend to some extent on their origins. In this article we will show you how to tell the difference between show bred English Labradors and working American Labs. And we’ll help you to …