Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Chicken breeds originating in Canada, Dog breeds originating in Canada, Labrador Retriever, Newfoundland, Canadian Eskimo Dog, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Canadian horse, Seppala Siberian Sleddog, St. John's Water Dog, Labrador Husky, Landseer, Valley Bulldog, Chantecler, Newfoundland pony, Tahltan Bear Dog, Salish Wool Dog, Mackenzie River Husky, Newfoundland sheep, Canadian Speckle Park, Canadian Pacer, Lacombe, Rideau Arcott, Red Shaver, Hays Converter, Canadian Arcott, Canadienne cattle, Ganaraskan. Excerpt: The Labrador Retriever (also Labrador, or Lab for short) is one of several kinds of retriever, a type of gun dog. A breed characteristic is webbed paws for swimming, useful for the breed's original purpose of retrieving fishing nets. The Labrador is the most popular breed of dog by registered ownership in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States (since 1991). It is also one of the most popular assistance dog breeds in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States and many other countries, as well as being widely used by police and other official bodies for their detection and working abilities. Typically, Labradors are athletic and love to swim, play catch and retrieve games, are good with young children, and for protection. Nell - A St. John's Water Dog circa 1856The modern Labrador's ancestors originated on the island of Newfoundland, now part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The founding breed of the Labrador was the St. John's Water Dog, a breed that emerged through ad-hoc breedings by early settlers of the island in the 16th century. The forebears of the St. John's Dog are not known, but were likely a random-bred mix of English, Irish, and Portuguese working breeds. The Newfoundland (known then as the Greater Newfoundland) is likely a result of the St....
Animal Breeds Originating in Canada: Chicken Breeds Originating in Canada, Dog Breeds Originating in Canada, Labrador Retriever, Newfoundland
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