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Shar Pei Lab Mix – A Complete Guide To The Lab Pei Dog

The Shar Pei Lab mix, or Lab Pei, is a cross between two very different dogs. The friendly, active and outgoing Labrador and the loyal but more reserved Shar Pei. Like any mix breed, the outcome of this cross is uncertain. Shar Pei Labs tend to inherit a mixture of both parents’ looks and personalities. …

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Can Dogs Eat Marshmallows? Or Are Marshmallows Bad For Dogs?

Can dogs eat marshmallows, or are they toxic? Are some marshmallows safer for dogs than others? The Happy Puppy team takes a look at whether marshmallows are good for dogs, and how to keep your pup safe from potentially dangerous ingredients in candy. Store-bought marshmallow usually contains one of two ingredients that are unsuitable for …

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Labernese – A Complete Guide To The Bernese Mountain Dog Lab Mix

The Labernese dog is a mix breed with one Labrador Retriever parent and one Bernese Mountain Dog parent. This unique cross between two different working breeds of dog is likely to be a loving and confident companion. Labernese dogs are usually intelligent and trainable, with a high shedding but manageable coat. Let’s find out exactly …

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Why Do Labradors Whine?

Why do Labradors whine? Labradors whine in a number of different situations, to communicate information to both other dogs and people. If your dog whines a lot, you can teach them to whine less. How you do that depends upon why they are whining in the first place. Why Do Labradors Whine? Dogs whine to …

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Cool Dog Breeds – Our Top Ten Coolest Dogs

Cool dog breeds are different to everyone. When we are young, often we assume that the “cool” things are the things other people are buying or wearing or selling on television. As we grow up, it becomes easier to realize that the whole concept of “cool” is a relative term. There’s what is cool for …

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Why Do Labradors Shed So Much?

Lots of Lab owners tend to wonder, as they survey the drifts of shed hair that settle over their home every day, “why DO Labradors shed so much?” Labradors have dense double coats which protect them from harsh weather whilst working outside. Their coats shed so that old, broken and damaged hairs can be replaced. …

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Dog Dads

Finding Father’s Day gift ideas is simple and fun when the dad in question loves dogs! In fact, there are so many awesome Father’s Day presents from the dog to choose from, it can be hard to pick just one! Within this carefully curated selection of happy Father’s Day gift ideas for the dog dad …

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25 Adorable Valentine’s Day Gifts for Dogs

The best Valentine’s Day gifts for dogs show them just how much you love them. Buying a gift for your dog is a great way to show them you care, and give them a fun treat. We’ve got over twenty five ideas for puppy presents. From tasty treats and luxurious leashes, to brilliant beds and …

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Why Do Dogs Suckle In Their Sleep?

Why do dogs suckle in their sleep? Sleep suckling is widely reported by dog owners, but we don’t know for sure why dogs do it. It could be self soothing, or a reflection of what they are dreaming about. Occasionally it is a symptom of an underlying health condition. In this article, we take a …

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Best Dog Gifts

The best dog gifts make your pup’s special occasion just as wonderful for him as it is for you. Dog gifts can be so much fun to shop for and give. After all, when your dog really likes a new present, she sure shows it! The gift in question gets slobbered on, mouthed, chewed, shaken, …

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Christmas With Your Labrador

In this article we are going to look at every aspect of enjoying Christmas with your Labrador. The holidays should be a fun time for the whole family, your dog included. We have got some fantastic ideas for theming your Christmas, with Labrador cards, decorations and gifts. There are some lovely pressies that the dog …

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White Dog Breeds – Discover The Pups As Pale As Snow!

White dog breeds come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny terriers and Pomeranians to the giant Samoyed and Great Pyrenees. If you’re tempted by a dog with a coat as white as snow, we’ve got a great selection here for you to discover. We’ll show you our favorite big white dogs and some of …

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Husky Lab Mix – A Complete Guide To The Huskador Dog

The Husky Lab mix is a cross between a Siberian Husky and a Labrador Retriever. This relatively new mix breed is known as the Huskador, Labsky, or Siberian Retriever. But whatever you like to call him, he’s an active, energetic mix of two quite different breeds. Let’s take a look at what you can expect …

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Is My Labrador Too Thin?

When a Lab looks much leaner than their pals at the dog park, their owner might worry “is my Labrador too thin?” Labradors’ overall body condition is a better indicator of whether they’re in healthy shape than their weight. If they have visible ribs or vertebrae, it’s possible they are too thin. A veterinarian is …

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A Labrador Puppy For Christmas – Is A Christmas Puppy Right For You?

‘A Labrador Puppy For Christmas’ was written by our founder, best-selling author Pippa Mattinson. Pippa’s online dog training courses are available here. A Labrador puppy for Christmas? Your very own Christmas puppy? It’s that time of year again! What an amazing Christmas present a puppy would make. Wouldn’t it? Don’t worry, I’m not going to …

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Dog Quotes – Find The Very Best Words For Every Occasion

Dog quotes are almost as popular as dogs! Dogs and humans have lived together for thousands of years. So, it’s no surprise that there is a dog quote for every occasion in your pup’s life. But, with so many quotes available, finding the one that says just what you want it to can be hard. …

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Why Are Dogs Noses Wet And What Do Dry Noses Mean?

A healthy dog usually has a cold, wet, nose. But, why do dogs have wet noses? And what does it mean when a dog’s nose is dry and cracked? Or wet but warm? If you want to know how to tell whether your dog’s nose is healthy, and how to take extra care of a …

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Dog Discipline – Four Reasons To Avoid Punishing Your Lab

We all want a well behaved Labrador. So, sensible dog discipline seems like a logical step in achieving that aim. For many of us discipline is or was, synonymous with punishment or correction. And you can’t have failed to notice that punishing dogs is falling out of favour. Punishment of dogs is a subject that …

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Homemade Dog Treats: Easy Recipes You Can Make At Home

Homemade dog treats are fun to make, fun for your dog to eat, and often surprisingly simple to assemble. Some don’t need cooking at all, some just need a quick bake. Most are made using ingredients that are readily available from your local shops, or even that are sitting waiting in your kitchen cupboards. And …

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Puppy vs Dog – Which One Should I Bring Home?

The puppy vs dog debate can complicate things when you’re planning on getting a new addition to your family. Puppies tend to cost a little more, and their adult size, appearance, and temperament can be unpredictable whilst they are young. But, owners can control their training and socialization from a young age, knowing they have …

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Labrador Love: Discover 15 Things We Love About Labradors

Labrador love has spread far and wide across the entire world! In fact, they’re so lovable that they’ve been America’s favorite breed for over 20 years! It’s pretty clear that something about this breed has captured our hearts. But what is it about Labs that makes us adore them so much? The options are endless, …

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How To Train A 3 Year Old Labrador

Getting to grips with how to train a 3 year old Labrador is surprisingly straight forward. Even if everything has gone wrong in the past, or they’ve never had any training attempted. All they need is the right motivation, and a structured program to follow. Which is easier than it sounds! How to train a …

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Best Gifts For Dog Lovers – 30 Perfect Gifts For People Who Love Dogs

Buying gifts for dog lovers is great fun. There are so many cute, funny or lovable dog-related gifts. But choosing between them can be difficult. So we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve searched through hundreds of dog lover gifts and brought our favorites together in one place, for you to choose from. We’ve got the best gifts for dog …

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Greyhound Lab Mix – Your Complete Guide To The Greyador

The Greyhound Lab mix, often called the “Greyador”, is a great mixed breed dog for admirers of the Lab’s good-natured personality and the Greyhounds elegant looks. It’s important to remember that, like all mixed breed dogs, the Greyador can have any aspect of either parent breed. Lab and Greyhound traits can combine in virtually any …

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When Do Labradors Mature? A Guide To Your Growing Lab

When do Labradors mature? Most Labrador Retrievers are considered fully grown somewhere from 11 to 18 months. There is quite a lot of room for variation in this timeframe, so don’t expect all Labs to mature at the same time. Labs reach sexual maturity somewhere between 6 and 9 months old. But mental maturity can …