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Thread: "British Labs". Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henlee View Post
    or I would say that Labs originated in Britain, so all labs are British.
    I thought they originated in Newfoundland.
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    Please read the history on the Labrador Retriever....and yes it did originate in Newfoundland....which is a province in Canada. Also, the field trials originated in Britain.

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    Too funny.
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    If ya get a chance, read Charles Morgan "ON Retrievers". It's a great read.....IMO

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    Does anyone in the UK have the stuff it would take to try the truly American Retriever... the Chessie.
    Nah, shouldn't think so.



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    I was of the understanding that the St Johns Water Dog was from Newfoundland, which was imported to Britain and used as one of the base breeds for Labradors.
    During break time at obedience school, two dogs were talking.
    One said to the other..."The thing I hate about obedience school is you learn ALL this stuff you will never use in the real world."

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    The debate lives on.
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    I don't care what breed or what country. I have seen that video before and always like watching it. Pure enjoyment thanks Colonel.
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    Here's one of my favorites... While there are some much better IGL videos as far as seeing labradors run retrieves similar to American. However, one of the most important evaluations of labradors in a British type trial is whether or not the dog can use his nose. They want the dog to get into the area, put his nose down, and do whatever it takes to find a bird. This video shows a dog trail a VERY lively pheasant runner at a pretty good distance. It's pretty fun to watch!

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    Barton,

    Thanks for posting that clip, I hadn't seen it before. A cracking piece of work that would of course never be seen in a US style Field Trial. Heigh Ho, each to his own.

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