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Types of Labradoodles

Can you name all of the different types of Labradoodles? Labradoodles are one of my favorite mixed breed dogs, and that’s an opinion shared by many! In fact, Labradoodles are so popular that they’re always in demand. But, many people don’t realise there are several different types of Labradoodles to choose from. In this article, …

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How Often Can A Labrador Be Bathed?

Our Labs get themselves seriously messy on a regular basis. Rolling and stomping through the messiest things they can find. It’s best to bathe your Lab no more than once a month, but how often should a Labrador be bathed if they get dirty a lot more often than that? Today we’ll take a look …

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Can Dogs Eat Cilantro?

Can dogs eat cilantro? Cilantro, also known as coriander, is not toxic to dogs. But, there’s no guarantee that your dog will enjoy the taste of this herb. In humans, cilantro can help with digestive issues and other problems. But, research into its benefits for dogs is much more limited. Most dogs will experience no …

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English Cream Labrador Retriever

The English Cream Labrador is a very light coated yellow Lab. The English part of their name refers to their show bred ancestry, and the cream notes their pale color. They have a stocky build, broad head and straight otter tail. They can be excitable as puppies, but tend to calm down a little into …

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F2b Labradoodle Genetics and Traits

The F2b Labradoodle is a second generation crossbred dog. On one side of the family they have a Labradoodle parent and Labradoodle grandparents. On the other side of the family they have a purebred Poodle parent, and of course therefore pedigree Poodle grandparents too. They are around 35% Labrador Retriever and 65% Poodle. F2b Labradoodles …

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Do Dogs Have Adam’s Apples?

Do dogs have Adam’s apples? An Adam’s apple is a small lump or swelling on the neck, shaped like an apple. All adult dogs have Adam’s apples, but they’re not always easy to see. Only boy dogs have visible Adam’s apples, and they are more obvious in some breeds than others. You might easily see …

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How do I know if my dog is getting enough hydration in the hot, dry months? (And can it lead to less shedding and a healthier senior dog?)

vc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text title=”How do I know if my Lab is getting enough MOISTURE/HYDRATION in hot, dry months? (Can hydration contribute to less shedding and healthier senior dogs?)” Do you know if your Lab is getting enough moisture? Here in this drought-laden country this summer, it’s all on our minds. Most pets aren’t getting enough fluids, and simply setting out a bowl of water for them to drink doesn’t solve the problem. Dogs’ and cats’ bodies are 65% moisture, and unlike us, they are designed to get their moisture from their food – not just from their drinking water. They need 70% moisture in …

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Do Silver Lab Blue Eyes Change As They Grow?

Silver Lab blue eyes are striking, just like their coat color! Silver Labs have the same loving temperament as any other Labrador, though they can be prone to skin problems. These Labs tend to have lighter eye colors than those with darker fur. Our complete guide to silver Labs with blue eyes looks at what …

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White Lab Puppy

Is a white Lab puppy really a possibility? In this article we separate white Lab pup fact from fiction, and answer all your questions about Lab pups with colorless coats. Do white Labrador Retriever puppies exist? Will a white Lab puppy’s color change? What will an adult white Labrador puppy look like? Do white Lab …

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How Much Does a Labrador Cost?

How much does a Labrador cost to buy as a puppy, raise up and care for during their lifetime? The average price for a Labrador Retriever puppy is usually around $1200. But, ongoing costs can bring the total price much higher! Your pup will need feeding, grooming and bathing, but they’ll also need a bunch …

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Shaved Labrador

A shaved Labrador is a tempting prospect to owners of this high shedding breed. Surely close clipping that furiously molting coat would keep your home fur free? Sadly, it’s not that simple. A shaved Labrador won’t cut down on shedding or keep them cool in summer. Unlike the well trimmed Poodle, the Labrador, Husky and …

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Jack Russell Lab Mix – Meet The Jackador!

The Jack Russell Lab mix is not a new designer dog breed. This hybrid has been crossed, often accidentally, in farming, ranching and other working dog communities for generations. Labs and Terriers are mainstays of rural life and as such although they look very different, they have been coming together for a long time. Also …

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Are Labs Hypoallergenic?

Are Labs hypoallergenic? Labrador Retrievers are not considered a hypoallergenic breed. In fact, Labs can be heavy shedders all year round! The Labrador Retriever is a popular family and working dog. It comes in three official coat colors – black, chocolate, and yellow. But, all three colors will have the same dense, double-layered, and heavy …

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F2 Labradoodle

This complete guide to the f2 Labradoodle unravels the terminology used to describe mixed breed dogs, and explains why it’s relevant to choosing your next pet. What is an f2 Labradoodle? What does f2 mean? Labradoodle characteristics Are f2 Labradoodles hypoallergenic? Is f1 or f2 Labradoodle better? Finding f2 Labradoodle puppies for sale An f2 …

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Do Fleas Die In The Winter?

Do fleas die in the winter? Fleas. Amazing how such a small word can inspire fear in the hearts of any pet parent. If you’ve ever had to battle a flea infestation, you know just how resistant and resilient these itchy little pests can be. But is there a colder time of year when fleas …

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Can Dogs Eat Pistachios Or Are Pistachio Nuts Bad For Dogs?

Can dogs eat pistachios whole, crushed or in other foods as a part of their meal or treats? Pistachios are high in protein and fibre, and contain manganese, as well as Vitamins K and B6. Dogs don’t need to get these dietary and nutritional gems from pistachios, but giving them a small handful of raw …

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Can Dogs Eat Walnuts? When Are Walnuts Toxic To Dogs, And Why?

Can dogs eat walnuts? Fresh walnuts are safe for dogs in small amounts. But black walnuts are toxic to dogs and moldy walnuts can contain mycotoxins that are poisonous. Whole walnuts are a canine choking hazard too. So are walnuts for dogs really worth the risk? Today we take a look at when walnuts can …

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St John’s Water Dog Guide To An Extinct Breed

The St John’s Water Dog breed was an intelligent, affectionate, athletic dog that worked eagerly alongside humans in Newfoundland. Though the breed is now extinct, they were once popular with breeders seeking to create ideal working and hunting dogs. They are the ancestors of the Labrador Retriever and many modern sporting dog breeds share some …

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White English Lab Puppies and Care

The White English Lab has very pale yellow fur, an affectionate, friendly temperament, and a stockier body than the American variety of Labradors. Although they are visually white, this Labrador Retriever variety is technically yellow, and if they are Kennel Club registered that will be the color on their certification. Today we’ll check out the …

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St Bernard Lab Mix Breed Traits and Care

The St Bernard Lab mix combines a purebred Labrador with a pedigree St Bernard to create a large, friendly dog. This mix is sometimes referred to as a Labernard, or some other variation of Labrador and St Bernard mix. The St Bernard Lab mix creates a large but gentle dog that will form strong bonds …

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Best Dog Car Hammock

The best dog car hammock fits your vehicle as well as your pup’s breed. They protect your backseats from fur, mud, and drool, while keeping your canine cosy. The top models are often water resistant, offer UV protection and have a mesh front and seat belt slots. They come in lots of different colors and …

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Funny Dog Quotes From the Quirky to the Hilarious

Funny dog quotes can cheer up the darkest days, or add some unique sparkle to an occasion. Dogs are natural comedians, and our love for them comes wrapped in amusement at their silly ways. They are clumsy, messy, snorting, drooling, playful balls of joy wrapped up in fur and wiggly butts. Today we’ll share the …

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Best Dog Food For Skin Allergies In Puppies, Dogs and Seniors

The best dog food for skin allergies is catered towards your pup’s specific dietary and nutritional needs. The right hypoallergenic dog food will stop your dog from being sore and itchy, improving their coat quality as well as their skin. They can also help with sensitive stomaches and poop problems! Today we check out the …

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Is Ice Bad For Dogs When Crushed, Chipped or Cubed?

Is ice bad for dogs, or is it a healthy way to keep them hydrated? Crushed ice and ice chips are fine to cool down your dog’s drink on a hot day. There were rumours circulating for a while that ice cubes could cause bloat in dogs, but there is no evidence that is true. …

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Can Dogs Eat Pork Bones, Ribs or Meat?

Can dogs eat pork safely, as a treat or part of their regular diet?  Dogs are carnivores, but that doesn’t mean they can digest, eat or enjoy every kind of meat. Essential protein and fat can come from all sorts of animals or pre prepared doggy dinners. Today we’ll look at the different ways to …

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F1 Labradoodle – Everything You Need To Know

An f1 Labradoodle has one pedigree Labrador Retriever parent, and one pedigree Poodle parent. Their looks, personality and health are a lottery of traits from each parent, but since their parents have a lot in common, the results aren’t too wildly unpredictable. F1 Labradoodle dogs are affectionate, intelligent, loyal and active. They weigh 40 to …

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Dog Nail Split Vertically

A dog nail split vertically rather than horizontally can cause excruciating pain and put the paw at risk of infection. It’s not uncommon for a dog’s nails to tear, crack, or break when running around, or if the nail gets caught on something. Diet, injury, overgrowth, exercise and health problems can all break claws. Today …

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Canadian Labrador

The Canadian Labrador is not an officially recognised strain for the Labrador Retriever breed like the American or English Labrador. But, all of our modern Labs descend from dogs that lived and worked in Canada. Dogs referred to as Canadian Labradors are usually puppies that have been born and raised in Canada, and can be …

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Do Dogs Dream? What are the Twitches and Running?

vc_rowvc_columnvc_column_text title=”Do Dogs Dream? What are those Twitches and Running?” Do Dogs Dream? Understanding the Twitches and Running If I had to guess what my dogs dream about when they enter the REM (rapid eye movement) phase of sleep, the images would certainly include squirrels, a peanut-butter filled KONG, and the flash of weeds as they tear along their favorite trail. Or maybe I catch them “woofing” at something with their mouth’s closed. It can be quite entertaining. You’ve probably witnessed the tell-tale eye twitches and running motion of their legs that signal dreaming in our pets, but do dogs …