Twenty-two years ago, Labrador Retrievers became the most popular dogs in the U.S. Their spot at the top has never been challenged since. Again this year, according to the American Kennel Club, labbies are the most popular dog in the U.S.
There are many reasons labbies are so popular. In addition to being the best family dogs on the planet, labs are:: unguided missles, anarchists, loyal companions who dispense affection beyond measure, smart and easily trainable.. Our family had a 15 y.o. lab that died three weeks ago. If you want to know why we loved her so much, I wrote a description of her life, and life with her, here.
We kept two of her puppies. Yes they shed, but on the scales of what they bring to the table, no animal can come close to matching labrador retrievers in my book.
Charles Krauthammer also had a labrador retriever, He wrote a paen to the dog – and indeed, to all dogs – upon its passing. It is quite humorous – Of Dogs & Men.
[Hat Tip: Neo Neocon]