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Doggy Oral Health Tips

If you have ever gotten especially close to accept some well-deserved doggy kisses, then you have certainly experienced the unpleasant aroma of dog breath. As much as we love our dogs, you cannot deny the fact that dogs just have terrible breath. Between their carnivorous diets, their hunting duties, and their dirty chew toys, dogs… Read more »

Why Are Labs the Most Popular Breed In the US?

The Labrador is a longtime favorite dog breed for many obvious reasons. They have been welcomed as family pets, assistance dogs, hunting partners, detection dogs, and show dogs for hundreds of years. Because of their many amazing qualities, Labradors are the most popular breed of dog in America. Here’s why:   Personality Labs are one… Read more »

When To Start Puppy Training

In actuality, puppy training starts the moment they are born. A great breeder will be sure to handle the pups and give them plenty of human contact as soon as the mother allows. Exposing the puppies to people at a young age will ensure that they are friendly and obedient going forward. Often times, trainers… Read more »

Color Genetics of Labs

The Labrador is one of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. Their ability to be highly trained makes them a great hunting or pointing dog. However, while they are considered to be the “All-American Dog,” not many realize how their coat colors come to be. Of course, they are determined genetically but how… Read more »

Training Your Hunting Puppy

Training a pointing Lab, or any hunting dog, is much like training any other dog, adapting them to future situations so they will respond in the way you want them to. Here’s what you’ll want to get them used to early and often.   Guns Simply training your puppy to be unafraid of gunfire is… Read more »

Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About Dogs

Most commonly, people adopt  and buy dogs, including Labrador Retrievers, for their unconditional companionship. This lifelong bond is created from the purest form of love and adoration provided by one’s dog. In fact, according to the Humane Society of the United States , 78.2 million dogs are owned in the United States.   Owning a… Read more »

Tips for Grooming a Labrador Retriever

If you have a Labrador retriever, it’s important to groom him or her often. Here a few tips for grooming a Labrador retriever.   Start with a head-to-toe massage, feeling for any unusual bumps on the skin. Look for any particular dry patches of hair, or places where your pet has experienced hair loss. In… Read more »

What Is A Pointing Lab?

Labrador Retrievers, as gundogs, have traditionally been thought of as great flushers, driving game out of hiding, and retrievers, finding the downed game and returning it to the gundog’s owner. Recent developments in breeding and training, however, have brought out a third valuable trait in the Labrador, “pointing”. With this additional skill, the long-trusted Labrador… Read more »

Labrador Retriever: The Most Popular Breed of Hunting Dog in America

Having experience with a variety of breeds of pointing and hunting dogs, I must say at Lankas Labs, we truly believe Labrador Retrievers and more specifically Pointing Labradors are the most versatile breed of hunting dogs. Not only are Pointing Labs excellent waterfowl dogs, they are also great family dogs.   In an article from… Read more »