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Winter and Your Lab: Cold Weather Care Tips for Your Pup

Now that winter is here, we want to make sure that all dog owners and their precious pooches are prepared for the cold weather. Labradors love snow and spending time outside in the winter, and you should definitely let your pup play outside. However, cold weather can be just as dangerous as overly hot summer… Read more »

Silver Labs: A History of this Distinctive Breed

Silver Labrador retrievers are some of the most gorgeous dogs you will ever see, but they also come with a certain amount of controversy attached to them. What are these issues and have breeders been able to move past them? Let’s look into the history of these magnificent animals. The rise of the Labrador is… Read more »

Labs Stay Top Dog for a Quarter Century

We have some good news for lab-lovers out there: according to the American Kennel Club, the Labrador retriever has once again been named America’s most popular dog! This adorable breed has been rated top dog in the United States for 25 consecutive years, which is longer than any other breed! Generations of pup lovers have… Read more »

Double Duty: Dogs Domesticated Twice in History?

The time in history when dogs became “domesticated” refers to the period when a multi-generational relationship was formed between humans and dogs, in which humans secured a position of dominance and control over dogs, allowing humanity reap the benefits of having dogs as an ally instead of a foe. In layman’s terms, dogs were domesticated… Read more »

Pointing Dogs and Hunting

When hunters take their dogs with them on a hunt, it is in the hopes that their four-legged friend will help them find game. These dogs are typically referred to as pointing dogs, and have been trained to turn their muzzle towards where the game are, the hunter to sneak up or get into position… Read more »

Over the River and Through the Woods

Planning to take your dog on the road with you this holiday season? Here are a few quick tidbits of advice from TopDogTips.com to make sure that your travels are as smooth as the holiday egg nog! Updated ID Before hitting the highway, make sure your pup has updated ID tags in case you two… Read more »

Health Concerns to Watch for With Aging Labs

As a dog lover and owner, you want your Labrador pup to live a long and comfortable life. Your Labrador quickly becomes part of the family and it is key to keep your new family member in great shape by taking him or her to the vet for check-ups and getting all the necessary vaccines… Read more »

Thanksgiving Table Scraps and Your Pup

As you quietly sit and enjoy your juicy Thanksgiving turkey with the traditional sides, you feel two small paws on your lower leg. Peering down, you see your family dog giving you those famous sad puppy eyes, and unable to resist, you pass the pup a few scraps under the table while everyone else is… Read more »

Dog Safety for the Winter Months

As the fall weather grows colder and we prepare for the winter ahead, it is important to pay attention to your dog and his health. Winter weather poses a few potential threats to your pet’s health, making it important to pay close attention while your furry friend is outside. Cold Weather Dogs are just as… Read more »