According to registration statistics recently released by the American Kennel Club® (AKC), the Labrador Retriever is the most popular purebred dog in the Columbus and Cincinnati areas.
The Labrador Retriever is also the most popular purebred dog in America for the 21st straight year. More than twice as many Labs were registered than any other breed making it a likely leader for many years to come.
In a recent article, a licensed professional counselor for more than twenty-five years, explained how owning a Lab can help produce healthier, happier, more well adjusted children. Here is an excerpt from her article:
The ten reasons that I am giving for children to have a dog are not listed in order of importance. All of us have different characteristics which we find more important than others. Every reason I list, however, is important to the childhood of your son or daughter.
Regular dog-walking increases social interaction for children–especially those who have just moved to a neighborhood and are feeling homesick for their former home.
A child who might not want to go out into the neighborhood alone, feels that he or she has a purpose in walking the dog, and therefore can face unfamiliar faces or places more easily than when alone. Doing activities with a dog such as playing frisbee in the yard, or jogging, or merely walking your pooch on a leash is a great way to “break the ice” with new neighbors or other kids on the block. It’s also a good conversation starter like: “Where’s the nearest park?” “Do you know what the Leash Laws are?” “Do you have a dog?” A study by Britain’s Warwick University found that 49% of people reported making friends much easier as a result of owning a dog. Walking the dog could be the perfect way for a shy or awkward adolescent to meet new friends in the neighborhood.
Be sure to read the rest of her seven part article, Ten Reasons to Own a Dog.
At Twin Lakes Kennel, we have been breeding and training world class Labrador retrievers for more than thirty-five years. Our Labs can be found across the states from Hawaii to Maine, from Alaska to Florida. Our second-to-none Puppy Guarantee makes buying a pure-bred Labrador retriever one of the wisest decisions you will ever make.
But don’t take our word for it. Read the personal testimonials from prominent Lab owners from around the country. And visit our Puppy Page or call Woody or Judi for up-to-date puppy information at 910.462.3246.
Did you know…
- Early Native American tribes in this area included the Miami, Delaware, Wyandot, Shawnee and Mingo nations. Lucas Sullivant, a surveyor from Virginia came here in 1797 and founded one of these new settlements on the west bank of the Scioto River. He named his new community Franklinton after Benjamin Franklin.
- With state legislative approval the city of Columbus was founded in February of 1812 opposite Franklinton in the area known as Wolf’s Ridge. It was named to honor Christopher Columbus. It was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and was named the state capital in 1816.
- Once the National Road reached the city in 1831, many more immigrants came to settle here. The city became a melting pot of many nationalities, each settling in their own favorite area of the city.
- The distance from Columbus to Washington DC is 346 miles. The distance to the Ohio state capital is miles. (as the crow flies).
- Motto: “more than you dreamed”
Source: USA Cities Online