Labrador Retriever, the hunting dog

The Labrador Retriever, is one of several kinds of retriever dogs , a type of gun dog. It is also called Labby or Lab for short. It is widely used for hunting purposes. There are two types of Labradors, the English
and the American Labrador. Records and suveys show that Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in world counting by registered ownership.

Labs are highly affable, gentle, exceptionally intelligent, energetic and good natured, making them both excellent companion and working dogs. They have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly
with children and equable with other dogs. They need human attention. Unsocialized dogs are reserved with strangers. This wonderful hunting breed comes in three colors - yellow, black and chocolate.

The Labrador breed was actually developed in Newfoundland. From there he moved to
England, probably with fishermen who worked the rich fisheries off the coast
of the eastern Canadian provinces. There, in order to avoid confusion with the
larger, heavy-coated Newfoundland dog, there he was called the Labrador. The original
Labrador Retriever was a versatile working dog, able to rescue drifting nets,
bring back shot waterfowl, and haul the catch to market in jog carts. Once in
England, however, his marvelous nose brought him fame as a hunting dog, a job
he relishes today.

Doberman Pinscher, the working dog breed

The Doberman Pinscher or simply Doberman is a breed of domestic dog. They were originally bred as a tracking,police or guard dog and today they excel as family and guard dogs.The breed is well known as an alert, intelligent,and loyal companion dog.

The Doberman, or Dobie as he is now called by his friends, is a fine product
of Germany. Herr Louis Doberman developed this versatile breed in the
Apolda region of Germany to suit his own need for a loyal, obedient,
fiercely protective dog to accompany him in his nightly rounds as a
policeman. Since he also worked as the local dogcatcher, Herr Doberman
had access to a wide variety of dogs to develop his large "pinscher" or
terrier. Some of the breeds used to shape the Dobie include the pinscher , Rottweilers, and Thuringian
Shepherds. Other breeds that contributed their genes are black
Greyhound for elegance and sleekness, Great Dane, Weimaraner and German
Shorthaired Pointer.

Although the breed standards
vary among kennel and breed clubs, the dog typically stands between 26
to 28 inches 27.5 being ideal, the bitch is typically
somewhere between 24 to 26 inches, 25.5 being ideal.

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