LabI recently stumbled across this article in the LA Times archives. I know the piece is almost 30 years old is “old news” but I think it will make any Labrador Retriever owner smile.

Klaus was sentenced for what Labs do best–retrieving.

Klaus, a seven-year-old Labrador Retriever and career criminal who spent his days stealing women’s handbags, was finally brought to justice by a German Shepherd.

A German court handed down Klaus’ sentence.

Klaus’ owner received a year’s suspended sentence and was ordered to find Klaus a new home.

His owner’s defense?

The unemployed computer technician, told the judge and court that as a “hobby” he “taught Klaus to steal handbags.”

Klaus was nabbed after his latest robbery attempt was botched by the German Shepherd.

imagesIt’s not just a human problem.

Obesity rates among pets have, according to a recent Washington Post article, led to the creation of “fat farms” for our pets.     
Did you know? “53 percent of dogs are overweight,” says Ernie Ward, veterinarian and founder of the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention. A whopping “45 percent increase from four years ago.”
Like their human best friends, obese dogs can develop several health problems including: diabetes, joint problems, heart disease and a decreased life expectancy
Weight loss techniques to help Fido slim down range from “pawlates” to “doga” and “barko polo.” If these sound vaguely familiar to you, they are the doggy versions of Pilates, yoga, and Marco Polo. The fat camps don’t just employ cutting-edge methods to help the dog lose those excess pounds. Swimming, nature hikes, and treadmill trots, are also used. Activities most dogs already love to do (but just don’t get enough of at home.)
In all activities, “The dogs work for their meals. Debora Montgomery, a spokeswoman for the Morris Animal Inn explained. “We praise and make the sessions fun and interactive.”

imagesDid you know???

With time and patience, a dog owner from Montana has taught his best friend math 101?
Beau, a twelve-year-old black Labrador Retriever, showed signs of his high intelligence in puppyhood, says his owner David Madsen. According to his proud owner/math teacher, Beau can do a “variety of math skills.”

“He counts, he adds and subtracts, he can do some division and has memorized square roots,” Madsen claims.

Madsen goes on to provide an example for the doubting Thomases out there.

If Madsen tells Beau there are six dogs at the park and three dogs leave, Madsen then asks Beau.

“How many are left?”

Beau replies: “Woof, woof, woof.”

What next?

A dog who can spell?

Until next time…



They often say a picture is worth a thousand words.

All proceeds from every picture you entered in Labrador Life Line’s Cyber Dog Show will go to help purebred Labrador Retrievers in need of medical care or emergency treatment. Since our inception in 1999, Labrador Life Line has assisted hundreds of Labs. If given the opportunity, I know that they would thank you for your support of LLL, and for giving them a second chance.

And so do we.

From the entire Labrador Life Line board. thank you for your continued support and contribution, we couldn’t do this without you.


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My name is Chase and this my success story!
One day, I excitedly leaped out of my owners’ truck before they could grab me. Unfortunately, my landing wasn’t exactly very graceful and I hurt myself. My owners took me to see my vet who
told them that broke my rear leg at the femoral neck. The injury was severe and I required femoral head osteotomy surgery to correct the break. Unfortunately, the operation was very expensive,
and more than my family could afford to pay. My owners went on online to see what funding was available to help, and that was when they found Labrador Life Line. My owners applied for
assistance and we waited to hear back from them. Not too long after we got an email back from our caseworker Cindy telling us the good news, the board approved my case for funding!
Only hours after hearing the news that LLL approved my case, my owners sent this email of appreciation to the great folks of Labrador Life Line.
Once again, a million thank yous are not enough for the help you have provided me with. I wish I had a chance to meet you and give you a hug. You have no idea how grateful I am towards you
for being so attentive and extremely helpful throughout this process, and thanks to your entire organization for giving me the opportunity to keep Chase with me, I honestly don’t know what I
would have done without him, he’s not just the family pet, he’s my third child. I have made a promise that as soon as I get back on my feet I will donate as much as I can to Labrador Life Line.
It’s my way of paying you back for what you guys have done for me.
I will surely give Chase a big hug on your behalf and I will let you know how everything went. Thanks again and God Bless you.
I would personally like to send a thank you lick to each board member for helping Labs like me get better again.
Read more success stories like Chase’s on our web site!

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