According to registration statistics recently released by the American Kennel Club® (AKC), the Labrador Retriever is 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:
Dogs help children to be more cooperative and sharing.
For children, a close relationship with a dog is a proven benefit in study after study. For instance, in research with preschool children, psychologists at Oregon State University found that teaching children to care for a puppy enhanced their social skills. “It made the children more cooperative and sharing,’’ said Dr. Sue Doescher, a psychologist involved in the study. “Having a dog improves children’s role-taking skills because they have to put themselves in the puppy’s position and try to feel how it feels. And that transfers to how other kids feel.’’ Children who were regularly given the opportunity to care for a puppy at their preschool, as well as those with pets at home were found more socially competent. They were more popular, felt better about themselves and were better able to understand other children’s feelings.
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…
- As with many of the New England communities, the first inhabitants were various groups of Native Americans. The Pennacooks, An Algonquin tribe, lived in this area. Most of the native tribes left the area by 1725 when the European settlers began to arrive. Scotch-Irish people were the first to arrive. Derryfield was incorporated in 1751. A well-known Revolutionary War hero, General John Stark, was from Derryfield. Samuel Blodget was another influential citizen who developed a canal and lock system that helped to open the trade to the Boston and Concord areas. The town was renamed Manchester in 1810 to honor Blodget who hoped that it would become like the large industrial English city of Manchester.
- The distance from Manchester to Washington DC is 415 miles. The distance to the New Hampshire state capital is 18 miles. (as the crow flies).
Source: USA Cities Online