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Black Labrador
...en to the north of England where they were used a gun dogs and retrievers. Labrador Temperament The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in Australia (ANKC registration figures – 1999) and is described as an ever faithful companion. Labradors are adaptable, friendly and loving dogs. They are also intelligent and obedient and can be trained easily and are employed as guide, service and customs dogs. Vets report that some strains of Labr... read more


..., in answer to demand for a medium-sized crossbred dog, have developed the Labrador x Cocker Spaniel, an active dog smaller than the Labrador and supposedly smarter than a Spaniel. These dogs don’t actually have a widely known catchy name like the Labradoodle, though ‘Spanador’ has been used. The Spanador These crossbreeds have been regarded as a serious ongoing concern since around the mid nineties. They were undoubtedly produced before then but... read more


Two Labradoodles
...egeneration. And it is these poodles that make for an ideal match with the Labrador. To further improve the likelihood of creating a healthy dog, responsible breeders must check that their breeding stock is free of genetic diseases. As far as temperament goes, the Labrador Retriever is a much loved and ever-faithful companion. They are friendly and loving dogs (especially of their food), which, combined with their intelligence, contributes to them... read more

Guide Dog Association breed is so carefully selected for temperament and soundness. Why are Labrador Retrievers used as Guide Dogs? The Labrador Retriever is the breed most commonly used for Guide Dog training throughout the world. They are preferred because they are highly trainable and have placid temperaments. The Labrador is a responsive, intelligent dog which learns quickly. Its greatest asset is its willingness to please. Labradors also have a very positive... read more

La Schnoodle

...  Grooming Poodles don’t shed and Giant Schnauzers shed very little. Labradors do, so there will be some variation in the amount of shedding in the offspring. Those with stronger Labrador influence will inevitably shed most. And just because a dog may not shed doesn’t mean that it is maintenance free, in fact quite the opposite is true. If a dog doesn’t shed its hair, it will require regular clipping. Hair will need to be cut away... read more

Wombats as sperm is collected before the animals are returned back to the wild. Data collected from the musters help manage populations as well has monitor the impacts of climate change on the species. Data from these SA studies is also used to help conservation efforts for the northern hairy-nosed wombat. For the last two years Dr Elisa Sparrow has been running Wombat Workshops in all the southern hairy-nosed wombat regions – eight workshops in total.... read more

Regent Honeyeater

...and location. Volunteers need only a pair of binoculars, a field guide and data supplied by the organisers of the project. The last project like this was run 20 years ago and had 3000 volunteers, while the current project has only 500 volunteers, organiser Geoff Barrett is hoping more people will volunteer. The aim of the new project is to compare the new bird atlas with the earlier data to see if any comparisons or conclusions can be drawn. For m... read more

Lowering Cholesterol considered a substitute for cholesterol-lowering medication. We have no data about the long-term safety of foods containing added plant sterols. The margarine spreads have been approved, but the other products will need special approval under the new food standards which come into force in June 2001. ANZFA has assessed the application for approval of products containing plant sterols, but concluded that only a restricted permission (for margari... read more

Peter Pan Pooches

...Terrier Golden Retriever French Bulldog German Shepherd Shetland Sheepdog Labrador Retriever Cocker Spaniel Munsterlander The results showed the more physically different a dog is from the wolf, the less aggressive behaviour it displays. For example small dogs with pushed-in faces and floppy ears such as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel were genetically a long way removed from the wolf, and thus displayed fewer wolf characteristics. The research... read more

Top 10 Dogs

...g, and some can be very neurotic. Number 9: Labrador Retriever The popular Labrador Retriever is intelligent, obedient, faithful and easy-care due to its short coat. They need lots of exercise to offset their predisposition to obesity. They can be great for families and couples, but there are some aggressive Labradors around, which is why we recommend the Golden Retriever for families. Number 10: German Shorthaired Pointer These beautiful dogs lov... read more


...mesake of the eastern coastal region of Canada, coincidently right next to Labrador. During the 17th century, the breed was used as a working dog, hauling small carts and sledges and dragging fishing nets. In the 19th century the dogs became popular in England and were named by George Cartwright. The breed has a reputation as being intrepid rescuers and helping fishermen by carrying lines from one boat to another. Appearance: Considered a giant do... read more

Headers and Huntaways

...breeds including the Irish Setter, English Hound, Old English Sheepdog and Labrador. Dogs found on New Zealand stations today are considered purebreds by farmers. Appearance Bigger than the traditional Border Collie working dog, the Huntaway and Header stands an estimated 15 cm (6′) taller. They’re not particularly attractive dogs, being bred purely for work rather than show. The dogs are usually black/tan or black/brindle and can have either a ro... read more