According to registration statistics recently released by the American Kennel Club® (AKC), the Labrador Retriever is the second most popular purebred dog in the Philadelphia area.
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:
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…
- The Quakers came here in 1681 to settle. In the beginning they lived in caves carved out along the Delaware River. Over 80 homes were quickly built. William Penn called it his “greene countrie towne”. Many important “firsts” happened in Philadelphia: first American hospital, first medical college, first bank, first paper mill, zoo, sugar refinery, US Mint and more.
- The first and second continental congress convened here in Philadelphia. The citizens were loyal to their new country and made Philadelphia the headquarters of the American Revolution. Philadelphia was the national capital until 1800 except for a brief time when New York City was the capital.
- In 1800, the largest USA city was Philadelphia. The top five were Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Boston and Charleston, South Carolina. Philadelphia continued that distinction until 1830.
- The motto, The City of Brotherly Love, came from William Penn, who envisioned the area as a place where anyone of any color or background could live together in peace and harmony.
- The distance from Philadelphia to Washington DC is 128 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 94 miles. (as the crow flies).
Source: USA Cities Online.com