Archive for Labrador retriever

Labrador Retriever Saves Drowning Toddler

Patricia Drauch entered her garage assuming that, as always, her 14-month old son, Stanley, was close behind.

July 02, 2012

NPS Ranger Tases Man Walking Dogs Off-Leash

I've been known to flout a leash law or two (just ask my dog), but after reading this story I might just fall into line.

February 01, 2012

Meet a Dog with World-Record Ears

As a Denver Post writer quipped, here's a dog that's "all ears." In fact, owner Jennifer Wert of Boulder, Colo., says Harbor, an 8-year-old black and tan coonhound, had to grow into them.

September 12, 2011

Black Lab Retrieves Human Hand

A Mission, Tex., family got quite a shock last week when the family dog, a black Lab, returned from its morning jaunt carrying a human hand! After a 2 1/2-hour search, police found the body of a suspected illegal immigrant near a canal. Authorities believe the man, who'd been dead for about three weeks, crossed the Rio Grande less than a mile away. The case is being treated as a homicide.

August 17, 2011

Why We Love Dogs

It is said that you should never insult a man’s gun or his dog. I think further emphasis ought to be on the dog. Insult a gun in the presence of its owner and he will be mildly offended. Insult his dog and you better be prepared for a roll in the dirt.

May 25, 2011

Jim Hautman Wins 2010-2011 Duck Stamp Contest

Minnesota artist Jim Hautman has won the 2010 Federal Duck Stamp contest for a beautiful acrylic painting of a pair of white-fronted (specklebelly) geese. It is Hautman's fourth winning duck stamp, having won previously in 1989, 1994 and 1998. Incredibly, a painting submitted by Hautman's brother, Robert, was tied for first place until a tie-breaker vote was held. Robert is a two-time contest winner. Results of the contest were announced Sunday at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, Calif., during the annual competition hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Waterfowlers will carry Hautman's winning stamp during the 2011-2012 season.

October 18, 2010