Interesting about Labradors
Where did the name of the dog breed Labrador come from? Perhaps the geographical association with the Labrador Peninsula or with the name of the Portuguese and Spanish laborers (Lavrador)…

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Raising a puppy.
Hundreds of books have been written about the education and training of dogs. But even after reading all of them, you will not be able to raise your dog correctly,…

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Nursery blindness
This fact applies to inbreeding, and to double litters, and in general to breeding ...... One of the greatest tragedies that befell a dog breeder is the so-called "nursery blindness."…

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Hereditary eye diseases

Progressive Retinal Degeneration (PRD / PRA) refers to a group of genetic (hereditary) retinal diseases that cause damage to the photoreceptor (photosensitive) retinal cells – rods and cones, leading to their degeneration and ultimately death.
The first signs of the disease that appear in the animal are a violation of twilight (night) vision, the affected animal is poorly oriented in the dark. Further, daytime vision is gradually deteriorating. Owners also pay attention to the constantly dilated, poorly responsive to the pupils of their pet. The dog’s eyes in the dark, instead of the usual bright green, begin to “glow” yellow or even silver. In some dogs with progressive retinal degeneration, bilateral cataract begins to develop, the owners notice that the dog’s eyes become white-blue, cloudy (this is especially noticeable with dilated pupils). These signs, depending on the early or late form of the disease, most often begin to appear at the age of 1 to 5 years, but the disease can manifest itself at any age. Continue reading

Pregnancy and childbirth Labrador

So your dog is mated. Pregnancy or pregnancy – the period from conception to childbirth. From the first knit this period is 63 days. Puppies on the 59th or 66th day are normal.
Dogs, like humans, may experience vomiting in the morning. This is usually observed at 3-4 weeks of gestation and is associated with hormonal changes and uterine distension. At this time, it is recommended to feed the bitch several times a day in small portions, you can also consult with a veterinarian about a medicine to relax the tone of the uterus.
The first half of pregnancy, you can feed the dog as usual, deworming, if you did not do this before mating. It is necessary to increase the duration of walks in the fresh air, and from the second half of pregnancy switch to a diet for puppy bitches. Of course you can feed the dog with natural feed, but this is Continue reading

Labrador Retriever at the exhibition

It is gratifying to see that, with the growing popularity of labradors in our country, the main emphasis in civilized breeding is on genetically meaningful procreation from pedigree producers with a stable psyche and excellent physical data. Therefore, a special role for obtaining high performance at the exhibition among the Labradors with equal exterior stats belongs to , because often dogs lose to others only because of the art of display.
It is great that professional handlers are involved in many dogs. But still I would like to dwell on what the owner should know and be able to do, exposing his pet at cynological exhibitions of any rank and level on his own. Continue reading

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How to choose a Labrador puppy
If you opted for the Labrador Retriever, then you need to have at least some idea of ​​this breed. In the future, not to buy the dog that you are…

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Labrador Retriever Feeding Guidelines
Preparing for the arrival of the puppy, think in advance what dishes your retriever will eat from. The most convenient dishes are made of stainless steel. Plastic bowls are much…

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Teaching a puppy not to spoil things in the house
The puppy has a very developed need to nibble something, so it must be provided with various, but safe for his health toys. Remember that a swallowed rag or, for…

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Labrador Heart
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…

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