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Episode 1 - Labradors


Released Sat August 27, 2005
Length: 0:36:27
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So what's in Episode 1?

In episode one of DogCast Radio we take a closer look at one of the
world's favourite breeds, Labradors.
We spent a day with the Labradors - and people - from the Labrador Forums web site, and found out what they like about the breed.

Representatives from a Labrador rescue organisation and Guide Dogs were in attendance and, of course, willing to talk dogs with us.

Anthea from Labrador Rescue South East & Central has her own Labrador bitch of eight and a half years of age; she shares her experiences of bringing a mischevous puppy into adult dog hood.
Since being involved with the rescue charity Anthea has taken on a second dog of nine and a half years, who has cancer.
This charity doesn't have a kennels, which alleviates the potential stress of that situation for the dogs they rehome.
The Labradors in need of rehoming stay with their owners if at all possible, or if not, they go to foster families until a permanent home can be arranged. Anthea gave an insightful talk about her dogs and the charity's work to the assembled crowd.

Puppy walker Garry is a mine of information about Guide dogs.
He and his family have been puppy walking for several years. Puppy walking involves taking a puppy into your family until they are old enough to begin their guide dog training.
As well as the responsibility of a series of puppies, Garry also cares for one of Guide Dogs' brood bitches - and is currently waiting for his dog to give birth to a litter of future guide dogs.
The Guide Dogs organisation have their own breeding stock, but apparently at the moment there is a shortage of dogs.
In the UK guide dogs are funded through charity and so, fund raising is an essential part of the organisation's activities.

Our black Labrador, Buddy, shares an extract from his diary with you, while Jenny our young human shares her experiences in a junior dog handling class.

Jenny also has details of our first competition.

There is a review of one of our favourite dog related websites, Pet planet . This is a useful and fun site which provides relevant information about a variety of dog breeds.
It has a great dog breed selector feature, and also chat forums.

Joe Timko from Canyon View Ranch gives this week's top training tip.
The ranch is a beautiful dog training establishment in California.

There are topical issues to spark debate and Kate with the DogCast Radio news.

All this - plus our top five dog quotes.

So sit down with your favourite canine companion and have a listen.



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