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50 Meaningful Names for Male Yellow Labs

About Labrador Retrievers Labs of all colors originate from Newfoundland, where they assisted fishermen by retrieving errant fish that had fallen free of the nets, as well as by helping to haul nets from the icy waters.  In the 1800's the first Labs were brought to England via Labrador, thus the confusion in the breed's name and place of origin. Once in England, the breed was crossed with a variety of setters, spaniels and retrievers to improve upon the dogs' natural retrieving instinct.  The modern Labrador Retriever is an affectionate, good tempered dog that is excellent with children, making them the favorite dog breed in the Untied States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia and Canada. Labs also possess a keen sense of smell. As one of the ten breeds with the best sense of smell , they are used for search and rescue, bomb and narcotics detection and now in medical diagnosis.  Their gentle temperaments make them ideal therapy dogs and seeing eye-dogs for the b

50 Names for Female Yellow Labrador Retrievers | Meaningful Lab Names

Find the perfect name for your blond bombshell! These name inspirations celebrate the gentle, sunny dispositions of yellow Labrador Retriever Females as gun dogs and loving companions.  Female Gundog Names for Yellow Labs Annie – Annie Oakley, famous sharpshooter.  Belle – Belle Starr, infamous American outlaw associated with the James/Younger Gang. Jane – Calamity Jane, a professional scout and marksman who fought alongside the Native American Indians. Katie – Mother of the Sons of Katie Elder. Kimber – Producer of handguns and topnotch rifles. Rossi – Producer of shotguns. Sako – Maker of big game hunting rifles. Tikka – Maker of bolt action rifles. Female Lab Names From Downton Abbey Daisy - Daisy may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but she is certainly dedicated and fiercely loyal. As a flower, the daisy represents innocence, purity and childhood. Isis – Downton Abbey’s lovely yellow Lab, Isis, featured prominently

Just For Teething Retrievers! 5 Best Puppy Chew Toys

America's favorite dog breed for twenty years running, is also one of America's toughest power chewers.  These five toys have been tested for durability, interest and safety.  Several of these toys float, making them ideal for retrieval training, as well as all round chew toys. Your Labrador Retriever puppy is guaranteed to love these toys for a long time to come! The GoughNuts Stick is Guaranteed for Life The GoughNuts Guaranteed Indestructible Dog Chew Toys Designed with maximum safety in mind, the GoughNuts Dog Toys are made from premium rubber that is not as plastic tasting as some of the competitor's toys.  The Original Toy comes in green with a red center. Their slogan is, "Green means Go! Red means Stop!" If your dog reaches the red center, it is time to take it away from him and send it in for a replacement.  You pay shipping and a small handling fee for the replacement. Here Black means Go, and Red means Stop! Lab owners rave about the d

60 Unique Beagle Names for the Merry Little Hound

This happy hound is America's fourth favorite breed, thanks to its alert, inquisitive nature and lighthearted temperament.  Beagles should never display resentment; their joyous temperaments are resilient, if sometimes, also, a little mischievous. Beagles possess some of the best noses of all dog breeds.  Their olfactory scent glands and nonthreatening demeanor make them ideal airport security workers, sniffing out potential bomb threats as well as contraband items. Famous Beagle Names from Cinema and Cartoons Of course we all know and love Charles M. Schultz's  Snoopy, but did you know that Snoopy was from a litter of 8 puppies?  Only five of them ever made appearances in the comic strip, Peanuts.  Those lucky dogs were Andy, Marbles, Olaf, Spike and sister Belle. Snoopy's Brothers: Andy Marbles Olaf Spike Rover  Snoopy's Sisters: Belle Molly Other Famous Cartoon Beagles Brian - The Family Guy's urbane beagle sophisticate. Dogbert -

Is Pet Insurance Worth The Cost? What Does It Actually Cover?

Pet health insurance can save pet owners thousands of dollars in veterinary bills, but only if the claim is not denied. Buried in the fine print of many policies are preexisting condition exclusions and annual exam requirements, the scope of which leave many pet owners unreimbursed and infuriated. These tips are designed to help you understand what is and is not covered in a given policy, so that you can make an informed decision – is pet insurance right for me and my particular pets? And if so, how do I find the best plan for my pet's potential needs? Pet Insurance Case Study: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The story of Zephyr illustrates the advantages and shortfalls of pet insurance coverage.  Zephyr was a six month old puppy and a show dog prospect, when she caught her toe in a screen door and broke one of the delicate bones in her foot. To ensure the foot healed correctly, and prevent a career ending limp, her vet recommended a costly surgery to place a pin in he

20 Homemade Dog Snacks: Turn Kitchen Scraps into Easy, Healthy Dog Treats

Supplementing Your Dog's Diet Is your dog enjoying a well balanced diet? If he eats the same dry food, day in and day out, year after year, chances are he’s missing out on a few things. Despite most manufacturer’s claims to the contrary, no one really knows exactly what constitutes a complete canine diet. The FDA, AAFCO and many vets recommend regularly rotating your dog’s diet between several brands to help maintain a balanced diet. However, changing your dog’s diet from one brand to another can result in unpleasant stomach upset and digestive issues. Here are some healthy, homemade ingredients you can add to your dog’s daily intake, without any extra effort, that will add variety and help fill in the nutritional gaps. And better yet, they won’t impact your wallet. As with any food, portion control is the key to healthy dog snacking. Kitchen Scraps That Make Healthy Dog Snacks Romaine Lettuce: Romaine lettuce is low in calories, high in protein (in fact it’s 17% pr

5 Pro Trainer Tips to Help Your Rescue Adjust to His New Home

Sad Lucy on her first day home from the shelter, hiding under the coffee table.  Photo by Tim Dawson Helping Rescue Dogs Adjust to Their New Families While many rescue and shelter dogs are ready to adjust to their new family lives, others can be anxious or fearful of their new environment and family members. The constant changes in their circumstances leading up to adoption are often bewildering, and can make an otherwise laid-back and eager-to-please dog, cautious or even suspicious of its new surroundings. These tips from top obedience trainers can help ease your new canine family member's transition into his new lifestyle, and quickly build bonds of trust between you and your new best friend. How to Approach Your Rescue Dog When Petting Him Research shows that dogs that are highly stimuli-reactive and those with fear aggression are most likely to bite their owners if startled when they are approached.  Before petting your new dog, first say his name, and be sure yo