Back when I was a dog walker, I fell in love with a particular dog who helped me through some really tough times. That dog was a black Labrador named Ambroise, and with his sweet demeanor and adorable face, he easily demonstrated why his breed is the most popular in the United States.
Labradors are known for being very people-oriented, easy to train, and great with active families. Walking Ambroise was such a joy that I often forgot there was a leash in my hand, and it was just Ambroise and me ambling up and down the famed San Francisco hills. Anyone who met Ambroise instantly loved him, and even though he was a young pup, he was extremely calm and patient around children, as if instinctively sensing their frailty.
Now that I work full-time at Dogster, I don’t get to see Ambroise anymore, but his memory lives on in my heart. I am hooked on the water-fond retrieving breed, so when Dog Milk posted the “Alternative Anatomy of a Labrador” poster, I had to click. I was delighted with the graphical illustration, which deconstructs the Labrador in terms of endearment.
My favorite excerpt from the poster is, “Stomach: The Labrador Retriever has three stomachs. One for food, one for treats, and another for nasty, smelly, dead things that they come across whilst out for a walk. All three stomachs have a virtually endless capacity.”
The poster comes from The Labradors Worldwide Store, which also features tote bags (emblazoned with the slogan, “Peace, Love, and Labradors”), T-shirts, and even some holiday ornaments.
Raise your paw if you’re a Lab lover!