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OWNING a dog is not just a privilege-it’s a responsibility. These animals depend on us for, at minimum, food and shelter, and deserve much more. If you are considering taking a dog into your life, you need to think seriously about the commitment that dog ownership entails. If you already have a dog, you need to consider if you are fulfilling all your obligations as its owner.

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Dog Breeding Puppy Socialization Starts with the Breeder

Bolo Pads (under the feet) are Very Common and Do Not Lessen the Quality of a Labrador

hunting retriever breederBolo marks are not considered a mismark. Many Labrador breeders see them as a sign of quality. Bolo marks are also linked to an excellent coat structure. Bolo marks are named after English dual Champion Banchory Bolo, who produced this mark in many of his puppies and future generations. The mark often goes away or is hidden by black hairs when the puppy grows up.

Labradors and Newfoundlands both trace their ancestry back to the now extinct breed known as a St. Johns Dog which usually had white markings on their feet, muzzle, and chests. Dogs with white markings are basically a genetic “throwback” to these ancestor’s coloring. It often also means that they are closer to these ancestors.