Contrary to common perception, there is no law preventing animals from living in nursing homes. It is up to the eldercare facility to allow – or disallow – pets. The calming influence of any pet, especially one that will transfer affections to everyone equally, is a wonderful aid for patient facilities. You don’t have to reside in an eldercare facility to enjoy toy dog breeds. They do provide companionable joy for many who otherwise would be concerned about space, exercise and care requirements of a larger breed of dog.
If you have a Labrador, you must be a happy man (or woman). These beautiful creatures are a joy to be around with! There is only one thing better than a lab, and that is a well trained lab. Let’s find out more about the basics of excellent Labrador retriever training tips in this super helpful article today. Before anything… Read more »
Many new dog breeds have simply appeared on the scene due to opportunistic mating and lack of supervision by preoccupied owners. But designer dog breeds have generally arisen as part of a plan to produce new dog breeds with fewer genetic problems than both of the pure bred breeds from which they are produced.
From the smallest Chihuahua to the largest Presa Canaria, any dog can be dangerous. Size and breed are not the most important factors, although certainly the larger dog is strong enough to do the most damage.
Dogs that are trained to assist disabled people, called assistance dogs, are not pets; rather, they are trained specifically to help people who are blind, deaf, or physically disabled. They spend their lifetime up until retirement providing independence and security to disabled people. The choice of the perfect assistance dog is based on temperament and size, not breed.
Labradors are a reasonably large sized breed, so popular names for dogs in the smaller categories may not be appropriate for your Lab. As with other breeds, you can choose to name your Labrador by a person’s name, or you may want to name him/her after your hobby or favorite food perhaps. Just remember, though – your tastes in hobbies, food and even names may well evolve over time, and your Labrador will be stuck with the name you choose for a very long time (his/her lifetime, in fact). So you will want to give some thought to popular Labrador names and not so popular Labrador names – and come up with the right one for your dog!
” Dear Brigitte, We have a small family of 2 adults and 2 female sister Labradors. They are 2 on Christmas eve. We originally had a sharpei female who unfortunately passed away just under 2 years ago aged 4 from an inherited disease. Although we missed her very much, my partner wanted to get another dog he missed having one… Read more »