Photo Comments Age: 13 Years Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
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July 7th 2002
people that he knows and i'm comfortable around, steak, Milkbones, Toys, swimming, friendly dogs
cats ( this however is starting to dissappear), rabbits, strangers, aggresive dogs
a pink stuffed pig that i got him when he was neutered
to the park
basic and advanced obeidence, wave, shake, highfive, "bang"
i saw an advertisment for AKC english labs and went to go check out the kennel. They had a litter of black/yellow labs but had a litter in the whelping room with chocolate labs. After questioning the breeder and talking about the dogs i took my baby home at 8 weeks old.
Belgian was supposed to be a show dog. When he was about 1 year old he was diagnosed with a genetic disorder which had to be treated. $1500 later he was fine but his show carreer ended as the surgery left two scars on his hind legs. He's a great dog though. he has earned his CGC award which i'm very proud about. He keeps me on my feetBelgian may look to you like your ordinary chocolate Labrador retriever but once you meet him you will realize he is no ordinary dog....let alone lab. Before getting Belgian I was severely traumatized by something in my past. I was literally afraid of my own shadow and hated to be alone. Once I got Belgian, everything had then changed. I had someone I knew I could trust. He has given me and taught me some of the most important things in life. Getting him has also raised my confidence. I am no longer araid to be alone. Especially when Belgian is with me, I feel like a new person. He encourages me every day to do something I wouldn't normally do and has helped me transform into someone that isn't afraid to show who she really is. He's my best friend and always makes me feel better when i am down. If I am crying he rests that big block chocolate head on my lap and wags his thick otter tail gently on the ground with his warm hazel eyes looking into mine. He always helps by giving me that grin that labbies always do.
He understands that with smaller kids and elderly people he can't be so hyper. Around senior citizens he is very gentle. If they walk up he gets up and follows behind him very closley. If they are in walkers he walks right beside the walker and when the person with the walker sits down he sits in front of the walker. He lives to be around kids. He has never met a kid that wasn't his friend. He loves going up to kids with his frisbee and just tilt his head and drop the frisbee at their feet hoping for a game of fetch. With older kids he gives them high fives.He loves soccer and the kids have a blast kicking the ball and keeping it away from the old chocolate boy.
At the end of the day Belgian makes sure he has at least a few minutes with everyone in the household and then he is off to bed until another day of fun.
Belgian is one of the best friends I have ever had. I have to thank him so much for everything he has taught me and continues and has yet to teach me. He is a great dog and I love him so much. I do not know where I would be without him. Yeah he may be a handful at times and yea I will get frustrated but at the end of the day that is all gone because the amount of loyalty he gives me is more then I could ever wish for.
He is truley a woman's best friend
I am the Chocolate boy!
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July 25th 2011 1:01 pm
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Mom was bored and decided that she was going to make me a Facebook page. It is quite plain right now. Mom says something about her laptop at geek squad and her iPad not being able to do everything like being able to crop pictures to be profile pictures. Anyways even though it is plain right now, she says one day it is going to be really nice with lots of pictures and we are going to use it to help people learn more about labradors, preventing pet obesity so no one has to go through what mom and I had to go through last summer, promoting exercising with your dog, help labradors find homes but most importantly celebrating life and all that comes with it, since that is the biggest lesson mom learned from me. So stay tuned. My page is called "Belgian the Wonder Lab".
July 7th 2011 12:22 pm
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I can't believe you are already 9. It seems like yesterday that we brought you home and into our lives. This year has definitely not been easy for you with the hip problems but you stuck with it and proved that it wasnt time for you to go. You have been doing awesome with your new exercise routine and diet. Yea, you have become more stubborn as you have got older but it's ok since you have been with me through so much and always managed to give me a wag of your tail or a lick on the face when things got tough. You are a great dog Belgian, and words can even express the love and appreciation I have for you. Thank you for sticking by my side all these years and the laughs. You are such an amazing dog that I don't think I could ever have another dog like you. You are definitely one in a million. Something about you makes everyone love you, even non-dog or non-lab people. I am so proud to call you my dog and that will never change. I love you buddy and hope even as the years have become numbered, we will still have many great adventures together. Happy birthday Belg!
January 3rd 2011 8:58 pm
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My neighbors have two dogs they are trying to rehome. Today they came to me, the wife in tears, asking if I could help spread the word to look for great homes for their dogs. The couple has three kids, the youngest being 6 and having type 1 diabetes. They are renting the house next door to us and think the dogs deserve better then what they can give them. Because of the daughter's diabetes, the mom isn't able to work due to the constant attention the daughter needs which often results in several trips a day to the school because of alarming BG levels. The husband works far away from home which causes him to work early mornings to late hours. The teenage son primarily takes care of the dogs. The family has some personal reasons which is taking their time away from the home and is why they think it is also better that the dogs go to a better home where they can be loved and get the life they deserve.
They have told me that they are not going to send the dogs to the pound but need to find homes for the dog. If anyone is interested in the dogs and are out of state, I am sure we can find some transport for them. Please cross-post this information as well because these are sweet dogs and the owners just want them to have better lives. The dogs are currently in southern CA.
They are sending me photos of the dogs later but I will write some information. I can also see if they will let me take videos of the dogs and will give that footage to people interested.
They have a 5 year old male who is a mixed breed. I think he has GSD, Lab or Staffy in him. He was rescued from the pound and is fixed. He lives with another dog and does fine however he fence fights and is pretty aggressive about it too. The owners are not confidant with introducing him to other dogs, so I am not sure how he will do. He is good with kids but the owners fear that one day their teenager will go to break up a fight and will get bit. In order to curb the fence fighting, the owners have and still are using a shock collar. It has done nothing. I am positive with positive reinforcement that he will be an awesome addition to someone's family. He needs a family that is experienced with big dogs and can give him the time he needs. He either needs a lot of room to run or someone who is willing to give him a lot of exercise every day. The owners tell me he used to love other dogs until they moved next to a Pomeranian that fence fought and since then he has been a fence fighter.
They also have a female who is about 3 years old and a mixed breed as well. She is a Doberman/shepherd mix. The owners rescued her from a pound as a puppy. The pound was going to put her down because she had parvo but they took her in and gave her all the necessary medical attention to get her better. They say she is a great dog. She loves kids and other dogs. However, she is not happy because she doesn't have the room to run and they aren't able to give her the attention she needs. The family who adopts her should probably be experienced with big dogs.
Thank you for your time and please cross post. Feel free to contact me for more information
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