Such a good friend! Smokey’s owner says the dog doesn’t do this trick anymore, because the backpack gets heavier every year, but he always helps with groceries. The Lab was originally used to help fishermen with their nets, to pull in any fish that escaped. They were expected to hunt in the water and to pull boats. That’s why these dogs are great swimmers. Labs’ coat is best described as waterproof, water-resistant and water-repellent. All this prevents the dog from getting cold, while in the water, even in winter. Nowadays this breed is a very popular family dog. Labs are gentle to people and other animals, becoming an ideal additional member of the family, even if there are small children and other pets in the house. They have steady temperament, excellent detection and working ability, which are ideal for search and rescue tasks, detection and therapy work. Labradors are the most popular breed used by police and firefighters.
Labs, are easily trained, that’s why they are commonly seen being used as service dogs for the blind and disabled.