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Tennis Ball Dog

...onica Wilson wrote to Burke’s Backyard to tell us about Georgia, her black Labrador Retriever. Monica claimed that the dog can hold three tennis balls in its mouth at once! Don visited the Wilson family to see this amazing dog in action. Sure enough, Georgia held one ball in her mouth normally, and tucked the other two up under her flews (upper lips). Georgia was originally part of the Guide Dog program, but didn’t make the grade because she was a... read more

Hearing Dogs

...a reward system using food, toys and praise. Although they have a high success rate (90%) with the dogs they select from the pound, suitable dogs are not always available. To cater for the high demand for dogs, they hope to start a breeding program using Labrador Retrievers in the near future. How to apply for a hearing dog Contact the Lions Hearing Dogs Centre or your local Lions Club for more information. Lions Hearing Dogs Inc PO Box 164 Hahnd... 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

Newfoundland

...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