What Is A Labrador Retriever?

| January 3, 2013 | 1 Comment
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A Chance Meeting

I met Dr. Frances O. Smith, DVM, PhD at the 2012 Labrador Retriever Club National Specialty at Purina Farms outside of St. Louis, MO. Dr. Smith graciously accepted my invitation to talk about Labrador Retrievers. In this video Dr. Smith talks about what a Labrador Retriever is and the differences in breed type that exist today like Field vs. Show and English vs. American. Enjoy the show!

About Frances O. Smith, DVM, PhD

Dr. Frances O. Smith, DVM, PhD became a Diplomate of the College of Theriogenology in 1986. Since that time she has been in private practice as a small animal practitioner specializing in canine reproduction at the Smith Veterinary Hospital in Burnsville Minnesota. Dr. Smith is the only board certified theriogenologist in private practice. Her expertise in genetic counseling, chilled and frozen semen and reproductive infertility of the male and female canine are known throughout the United States. Dr. Smith frequently speaks to breed groups, veterinary associations and the general public.

Dr. Smith breeds Labrador Retrievers under the registered kennel name Danikk. She serves as Vice President of the board of directors of the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc, where she is the health committee chair. She is the President of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals – the foremost animal health data base in the world. She competes in hunt tests, conformation dog shows, obedience trials and occasionally field trials. She is an approved hunt test judge. She is a nationally recognized lecturer and author. She has served Minnesota as a member and President of the Board of Veterinary Medicine.

For fun, Dr. Smith rides horses, gardens, volunteers, and spoils her granddaughters.

Category : Meet The Breed

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Hi, I am Toni Leitão! I am one of the people who came up with this crazy idea for Retriever Life. Retrievers are my life and passion. Oh and I like long walks in the park (especially in the rain) and watching a movie with my Labrador "pillow".

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