Labrador Retriever description, history and temperament

>Description: The Labrador Retriever is a sturdily built, medium to large sized dog used primarily for hunting and as a companion.

The St. John's Water Dog was used by fishermen on the island to help bring in their nets. The St. John's Water Dog was taken to England in the 1800s, but it was not until later that the Labrador breed began to emerge on its own.

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Your Labrador Retriever's health

You've welcomed your newest family member into your house, you've acquired all the necessary items, like a dog bed, leash and collar, gotten him a physical exam and shots and begun dog training classes. All is going well and there's no reason to think about trouble, right? Wrong.

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What dog are you!

We humans all have different characteristics and personalities, but some people may not realize that dogs do as well! Have you ever wondered what kind of dog you would be, if you grew four paws and a tail? Perhaps a happy-go-lucky, fearless athlete like a Labrador Retriever? Or maybe a sensitive introvert like an Italian Greyhound? Let’s take a fun look at what type of dog breed best matches your own unique personality.

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Eye problems affecting Labrador Retrievers

It is quite normal for a Labrador Retriever to experience eye problems. Here are some of the many eye problems that could affect your Labrador Retriever.

When you wake up, do you sometimes find something in your eyes, especially in the corners? You may find a crusty discharge called "sleepers". This discharge is a result of the eye's natural self-cleaning efforts. The presence of sleepers is natural to humans as well as to dogs. However, if the discharge is watery, discolored or bloody, then it's not normal and it could be a sign of eye disease.

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