On the right is last year’s winning Labrador.
And we are looking forward to seeing this year’s best of breed!
As usual, we’ve been checking out some of the best dog blogs and articles for you. And Labrador show dogs have been a feature.
Blog round up
The Slimdoggy team have a passion for getting dogs healthy and their website is packed full of information on health and exercise for your dogs.
Not everyone loved their recent article taking a hard look at the conformation of a Labrador winning best of breed at the Westminster show last month. But it certainly got us all talking!
You can follow the discussion thread in the forum or visit the Slimdoggy website to have your say.
Another site we always enjoy is Kimberley Gautier’s Keep the Tail Wagging. Many Labrador owners will be familiar with the frustration of dogs that destroy their toys.
Check out how Kimberly is progressing with teaching her dog not to do this!
We also loved this article from Dogster last month - entitled “The ten biggest misconceptions about guide dogs”
Featuring a rescue
From time to time we feature rescue dogs on our Facebook page, and one of our favourite’s is the Black Retriever X Rescue run by Jemima Harrison and her partner Jon.
Jemima gets a lot of stick from breeders, for her campaign to highlight the problems with pedigree dogs, and will no doubt be reporting again on Crufts this year. But not many people realise that through her rescue she personally saves hundreds of dogs every year, fostering many of them in her own home.
Black Retriever X Rescue now has a donation button on it’s Facebook page. So if you can spare a moment to drop by and give them a ‘like’ or a pound or two, you would be helping to save more abandoned dogs, and supporting a very worthy cause.
These two struck a chord with us and they are all priced at under £3 on Amazon at the moment!
It says simply Keep Calm and Love Your Labrador.
It comes in a puppy version too
On the website
We have covered a range of topics on the website recently, including dental care, Labradors that eat rubbish, games to play with your dog, and that old favourite ’biting’.
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For our archive post we have picked that most important of commands, the puppy recall.
This article: 5 rules for a successful puppy recall, will get you off to a great start.
Coming next week, we re-visit recall with a great new article: Why has my Labrador’s recall broken down?” We’ll also be teaming up with Slimdoggy in the near future, to bring you some really helpful articles about keeping your Labrador healthy.
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Before we go, we’d like to share this with you. If you have ever wondered how talent show contestants get such great heelwork started, this is how it is done. Check out Pamela Marxsens video demonstration