I think I have my parents to thank for the love I have for this great breed. Most of my childhood was spent with a loyal labrador in my life. My father always had one for hunting and as a kid they were part of growing up. My grandfather used to visit with his springer spaniels which people would make a fuss of with their lovely coats but my eyes never strayed far from my plain, perfect loyal lab! When I got married my husband had never owned a dog......two years later he owned five!!! I can`t imagine life without tails knocking cups off tables, sneaking my keys so they dont know Im going in the car, the noisy playfighting from outside(plus the noisy snoring from inside) and making their day just by a pat on the head!