According to registration statistics recently released by the American Kennel Club® (AKC), the Labrador Retriever is the second most popular purebred dog in the Providence area.
The Labrador Retriever is the most popular 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 are better than popping pills or drinking elixers.
Not only does being around the family dog help your child’s mood, dogs are great for children’s health. Children with dogs for pets have been found to have lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and fewer overall physical complaints than those without dogs. In fact, there are several diseases where dogs have been used to help those who have the disease. Two of these are: rheumatoid arthritis and emotional disturbance stemming from cases of severe abuse. “People have always loved their dogs, but now we’re discovering specific ways to harness the benefits…in psychotherapy,’’ said Dr. Samuel B. Ross, executive director of Green Chimneys Children’s Services in Brewster, NY, where special dogs are used in treating emotionally disturbed children.
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…
- When Roger Williams was expelled from Massachusetts by the Puritans, he named this new area Providence to honor God’s merciful providence in helping him to find a new home. The official name of the state of Rhode Island is actually Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Williams wanted this place to be a refuge for those seeking religious freedoms. King Philip’s War from 1675 to 1676 burned much of the existing city at that time. It avoided major destruction during the Revolutionary War but did have interruptions to trade, education and business during this time.
- The distance from Providence to Washington DC is 367 miles. The distance to the Rhode Island state capital is miles. (as the crow flies).
Source: USA Cities Online