Labrador retrievers never fail to amaze many people around the world who had or is having the opportunity of spending a part of their lives with this loyal canine breed. Here are some little known facts about this all-time favorite dog breed—

有些人有幸和拉布拉多巡回犬这样忠诚的犬种共度一段人生时光。拉布拉多给他们带来了很多快乐。以下是关于这种备受欢迎的犬种的鲜为人知的事实

• Labrador Retrievers are powerful swimmers. They have webbed toes and an otter-like tail that helps make them good swimmers. The tail also serves as rudder to help steer into the right direction.

拉布拉多巡回犬是游泳健将。他们的蹼趾和水獭尾使他们善于游泳。同时,他们的尾巴还起到方向舵的作用,把他们引导到正确的方向。

• A Labrador Retriever’s webbed toes also serve as snowshoes to keep snow from accumulating between their toes.

拉布拉多犬的蹼趾还起到雪地靴的作用,使得雪不会在脚趾之间堆积起来。

• Labrador Retrievers are waterproof. Their hair coat is a distinctive feature. They have a double coat—the soft undercoat is weather-resistant and acts as an insulating layer that protects the dog from extreme cold, from getting wet, or from any type of terrain or ground cover while the dense straight outer coat is coarse reinforces the hair coat’s waterproof quality. The soft undercoat also allows the body’s natural oils to repel moisture.

拉布拉多犬是防水的,这得益于他们独特的皮毛。他们有两层皮毛---柔软的内层能够抵御恶劣天气,是个隔绝层,能够帮助拉布拉多犬预防极端寒冷,不会变湿,也不会受不同地形地表的伤害。而密且直的外层皮毛十分粗糙,也强化了防水能力。柔软的内层皮毛也使得身体的天然油脂能够更好地抵御潮湿。

• Labrador retrievers also shed their coat. Although they don’t shed as much as German Shepherds or Alaskan Malamutes, they shed their hair coat twice a year in a process which has been called “blowing” their coat.

拉布拉多犬也脱毛。虽然不像德国牧羊犬或者阿拉斯加雪橇犬那样掉毛掉得多,他们每年掉两次毛。旧毛的脱落过程通常被称为吹下它们的毛皮(blowing their coat)。

• Labrador Retrievers are non-territorial thus they don’t make excellent guard dogs. They are over-friendly even with strangers.

拉布拉多犬是没有领域意识的犬,所以做不好看门狗。他们甚至对陌生人都过于友好。

• The Labrador Retriever had always dominated the American Retriever field trials in terms of obedience, speed, and efficiency.

拉布拉多犬在美国巡回犬的野外测试中总是独占鳌头,无论在服从性,速度还是效率上。

• There are two recognized lines of Labrador Retrievers—the short and stocky English Labs and the American labs

有两种类型的拉布拉多犬:短而健壮结实的英式拉布拉多和美式拉布拉多。

• Labs are known for their voracious appetites. They will never turn down food that you put in front of them except when they’re not feeling well. One of the most common negative behaviors that need to be curtailed is begging at the dinner table. When you give in to their long faces and pleading eyes and give them much more food than they need each day, you can easily have one obese Labrador retriever in your home. Obesity in this dog breed has been associated with important disease conditions such as hip dysplasia and diabetes mellitus. A Lab’s voracious appetite should also be an important reason to engage in regular exercise and activity.

拉布拉多的贪食为人所知。除非是身体有恙,它们从来不会拒绝送上口的食物。它们最需要加以纠正制止的陋习就是在餐桌旁乞食。如果你面对他们的长脸和哀求的眼神而心软屈服,并每天给它们过量的食物,你会很容易在家里收获一只肥胖的拉布拉多犬。肥胖对于这一犬种来说,往往和许多严重疾病联系在一起,例如髋关节发育不全和糖尿病。鉴于拉布拉多的贪食,它们更应该保持经常锻炼和活动。

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• Labrador Retrievers love to use their mouth—not to bite people but to hold objects. One distinct feature of their mouths is the ultimate control they have over their jaw muscles. In fact, they have been known to carry an egg in their mouth without breaking it.

拉布拉多喜欢用他们的嘴---但不是去咬人而是去叼东西。它们的嘴巴有一个独一无二的特点:他们对下巴的肌肉能够完全的控制。事实上,它们能够在嘴里叼一个鸡蛋而不会弄破它。

• A Labrador Retriever is known for experiencing “separation anxiety”. They have been bred to spend their day with people and they have developed the emotional need to constantly interact with the other members of the “pack”. Although they are known for their unrivaled loyalty and affection, they can develop vices and destructive behavior when they are left alone for a considerable period of time.

拉布拉多犬会经历“分离焦虑症“。它们被培育成与人共同生活的犬种,相应地产生了需要和其他伙伴持续互动的情感需求。虽然它们以无与伦比的忠诚和爱心著称,但是如果在相当长的一段时间内被孤立独处,它们就会形成不良的且有破坏力的行为模式。

• A Labrador Retriever has a high tolerance for pain—a trait which makes them ideal for extreme conditions during rescue and retrieval operations, police work and even while hunting.

拉布拉多犬对疼痛的忍耐力惊人---这一

特性使得它们特别适合一些极端状况,包括救援、巡回、警察工作,甚至是打猎。

• There are only three colors which are officially recognized in Labrador retrievers—black, yellow, and chocolate.

拉布拉多犬正式确认的颜色只有三种:黑色、黄色和巧克力色。

• Many believed that black Labs are smarter than their yellow and chocolate counterparts.

许多人相信黑色拉布拉多犬比黄色和巧克力色的同类更聪明。

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• The average litter size of Labs is 8 puppies. However, regardless of the coat colors of the parents, a litter can include different colors of Labrador puppies.

一窝新生奶狗的平均数目是8只。但是,不管狗父母的颜色如何,同一窝可以包括不同颜色的小狗。

• Female Labs can grow to 55-70 lbs. while males could reach up to 80-100 lbs. Females can reach a height of 21-23 inches while male Labs can grow up to 24 inches.

母拉布拉多犬可以长到55-70磅(约25~32公斤),但是公拉拉可以达到80~100磅(36~45公斤)

• Male Labs have thicker and coarser coats than females and thus they require more grooming.

公拉拉的毛比母拉拉的毛更加薄和更加粗糙,所以更需要梳理皮毛。

• The life expectancy of Labrador retrievers is between 10-12 years old.

拉布拉多犬的生命预期在10至12岁。

• Labrador retrievers are prone to suffer from Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, PRA and eye disorders.

拉布拉多易于患髋关节和肘关节增生,犬遗传性视网膜退化症(PRA: Progressive retinal atrophy)和眼障碍

• Compared to other dog breeds, Labs mature slowly. They usually reach the age of four years before they are considered mature. Even if your Lab has already reached its adult size, it will still behave like a puppy for a longer time.

与其他犬种相比,拉布拉多成熟的很慢。通常到4岁才被认为达到成熟。所以即使你的拉布拉多犬达到成犬体态,它仍然在一段较长的时间内体现出幼犬的行为特征。

• Labrador Retrievers are the happiest dogs on earth.

拉布拉多是地球上最幸福的狗。

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沙发居然失手了。。。

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世界上最幸福的狗:dog86: :dog66: :dog66:

拉布拉多犬对疼痛的忍耐力惊人!!!

难怪我怎么打他都没感觉。。。

哈哈 那确实是

既学习关于拉拉的知识,又学习了英语。不错

面对他的长脸。。:dog66:

世界上最幸福的狗……因为憨憨的,所以比较幸福?

下次你扎他:cm121:

忠诚这点还是算了。

遇到它怕的东西,它都让我走那边;遇到我怕的东西,也没见他保护我;送去寄养十来天,吃饭睡觉全不耽误;接它回家那天好容易看到我和他爸,白我们一眼自己玩去了,连跟前都没来。。。。。。根本就是一只没心没肺装傻卖萌的恶魔

受教了,谢谢:cm151:

这 贴写得真好

兜粑今天辛苦翻译了两篇好文!!:cm137: :cm137:

1年就掉2次毛么,我就不说什么了

我爱拉布拉多,我爱hachi