Labradors are amazing dogs! Most people know that they are intelligent, loyal, dedicated, playful, and friendly dogs. Fewer people are aware that they came from Canada and were great helpers to the fishermen as they would pull the fishing nets out of the icy waters. They are known to be excellent in the water as they have waterproof hair and webbed feet. However, all this information is fairly standard and available about the laboratory; there are some much weirder facts that are quite amazing about the lab, like:
- Labrador Retrievers enjoy holding objects in their mouths. They can carry an egg in their mouth without breaking it.
- Labrador Retrievers generally do not jump fences or dig under the fence to escape.
- The labrador retriever generally has between seven and eight puppies in each litter.
- The Labrador is also known as the St. Johns dog, St. Johns Newfoundland, and Lesser Newfoundland.
- Every Labrador Retriever dreams of bananas.
- There is no purebred dog named Golden Lab. Your dog is either a Golden Retriever or a Labrador Retriever.
- Retrievers’ pain tolerance is high, higher than many other dogs, making them suitable for police work, rescue work, and hunting helpers.
- Labs not only have webbed feet that are perfect for swimming, they are the ONLY breed of dog that has webbed feet.
- There are two other colors of Labs; Silver and Charcoal. These two colors are not officially recognized by any kennel association or by breed registries because experts have not been able to verify the source of these colorants and the pedigree of the pup.
- The first registered yellow laboratory was born in 1899 and was called “Ben of Hyde”. The Ben of Hyde line continues today and dates back to many modern Yellow lab lines.
As you can see, there is a lot to know and love about the Labrador Retriever. This dog has a very rich history and potential owners should try to find out as much as possible about the Labrador Retriever before purchasing one and calling it a house pet. There are many things that need to be considered first, especially in this case, such as where you live, how much time you have available, if you have or plan to have children, and if you can afford this type of dog. There are vet bills to consider, as with all dogs, but the labrador retriever is quite a large dog, so it can also eat quite a bit.
As for the fact that Labs dreams of bananas, hey … that’s what they tell us!