Labrador Retriever
Picture of Chamois, a female Labrador Retriever

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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

hanging out, greeting people, soccer, going somewhere

Favorite Toy:
soccer ball

Favorite Food:
butter, chicken

Favorite Walk:
to the lake

Best Tricks:
back up, wait, sleep (puts head down on her paws), cross (her paws),

Arrival Story:
We decided to stack the deck in favor of not having problems instead of fixing problems for once. I realized what I wanted was kind of an oxymoron... I wanted the result of an accident by a responsible person, basically. And found it, eventually. Chamois mom was hip, elbow and eye certified. Her bloodlines were as mixed as you can get within one breed.... a mix of English and American, and of show, trial, and field strains. And Chamois' dad was probably that lab down the road. Her breeder knew how to raise pups properly, with appropriate attention to socialization at all the developement windows of early puppihood. And Chamois was with her littermates for a full 10 weeks. I met Chamois' mom and granddame and really liked their personalities. They and Chamois (as much as you can tell in a 10 week old pup) had good conformation. Her comformation faults are things I could care less about - (she has a dudly nose and doesn't have the extremely blocky head that is so popular now) I cared about whether she had cowhocks or was out at the shoulder. I actually, went to look at her half lab, half german shepherd littermates. But I was so impressed by her background and she, herself, that I gave up the german shepherd part I was also looking for and took her. She has exceeded expectations in all areas, except she is fairly slow mentally (but that could just be in comparison to border collies). That has also turned out to be a positive.... with five kids learning how to raise a puppy, one that doesn't take advantage of all their mistakes is a good thing. She is also very happy just hanging out, she doesn't need the constant mental challenges that the border collies, collies, and german shepherds I've had needed. I still love the herders, but honestly, she fits our life better. (I know not all labs are fairly slow, Prince was a black lab pup I raised for Leader Dog's for the Blind and he was not the least bit slow, his intelligence ranked up there with the border collies).

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Do you have a color preferance in dogs?

Time to play soccer for hours, that's my favorite thing! Time to settle down and do nothing, that's my favorite thing! Time to go anywhere, that's my favorite thing! Time to stay home, that's my favorite thing!

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August 22nd 2008 More than 8 years!

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November 30th 2008 7:32 am
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No offense to anyone, but I recieved a virus with an IM recently and am opting out of the friends thing because I don't know how else to disable IMing.

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