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) played a role. Perhaps there is a connection with the black stone labradorite or with the name of the Portuguese village of Castro Laboreiro, where the dogs guarding livestock bear a striking resemblance to labradors …
Dog of breed Labrador Dog of breed Labrador
Bjarni Herjolfssom and Leif Ericson in 986-1001 AD were the first Europeans to see and set foot on the Labrador and Newfoundland Peninsulas. And the first settlement was founded on Vinland (Labrador) in Continue reading
Standard: FCI No. 122.
Belongs to the group: Race-like >> Pointing dogs >> Retriever << Newfoundlands << Dog-like.
Homeland: Great Britain.
DESCRIPTION. Strongly knocked down, compact, muscular dog. The height at the withers for the male is 56-57 cm, for the female – 54-56 (according to the American standard – males 57-62, female 55-59 cm). The head is wide in the cranial part. Ears are small, hanging, located slightly behind. The neck is powerful, strong. The chest is deep and wide, the lower back is short, strong. Paws are round, compact, leathery membranes between the fingers. The tail is the hallmark of the breed, thick at the base, Continue reading
One of the blind, who has been living with a guide dog for several years, told me his story. He told me in a fit of frankness, not expecting it to be published. When, after some time, I asked for permission to print his story, he first refused. But, after thinking, he changed his mind. He said that he would be glad if his story supports someone in a difficult moment. He asked me not to mention his name and change the dog’s nickname. If anyone himself guesses – it’s not scary, but on purpose – it’s not necessary. I fulfilled this condition.
“I was blind when I was thirty years old. I had a profession, a good job and a family. At the factory where I worked, there was an accident, an explosion. My face and hands were burned. Most importantly, my eyes. I don’t remember the hospital, I was in I don’t want to remember, it’s not enough good. Bandages on my face, Continue reading