Features of thermoregulation in labradors make them very susceptible to heat. Dogs in natural conditions in the heat have the opportunity to go into the shade or hide in a hole. Vessels located close to the surface of the skin expand, the volume of blood flow increases, and heat transfer to the environment increases five to six times. All higher mammals in the skin have glands that produce sweat. The evaporation of moisture from the surface of the body is enhanced. Dogs cool more often by breathing. Under normal conditions, a dog inhales and exhales air twenty to forty times per minute. At high temperature, she makes three to four hundred breaths per minute. Not only the respiratory rate changes, Continue reading
When the dogs “go to heaven, new stars light up there …” I want to believe this after the pilot and poet Exupery, so that, looking into the bottomless night space, I remember the good that “our little brothers” gave us.
Somewhere, behind the constellation of the Hounds of the Dogs, there is probably the constellation of Labradors … I think so when I remember the chocolate Mona, which appeared in our house ten years ago, with a small fluffy lump and cheerful eyes, a wide velvet forehead, with satin pillows on thick strong legs and a bare pink belly.
Then I did not know how much my life would change, as I did not expect that this chocolate Mona – Mellani would eventually become the Queen – the mother of a large family of Labradors in the nursery Ans Lumens, “The Existing Light” (translated from Latin in interpretation – Divine Being), which gave true friends and even Champions to many lovers and connoisseurs of these noble animals.
And when – years later – Mona will leave – she will light up with a small star in the very constellation of Labradors that is Continue reading
Breeding dogs is by no means identical to their breeding. For the first, a bitch, a male, a minimum knowledge of dogs and a place in an apartment are necessary. The second implies purposeful work with the breed, i.e. factory dog breeding. Alas, only an insignificant part of the people proudly called “breeders” are actually such, unless, of course, we are talking about a simple increase in the number of dog descendants, the quality of which usually cannot be predicted and controlled. At the same time, the cynological experience accumulated before the revolution — the experience of landlords’ kennels, thanks to which, in particular, today we can admire the grace of the greyhounds — deserves close attention and Continue reading