Labrador who took in nine orphaned ducklings adopts six more

Labrador who took in nine orphaned ducklings adopts six more

Fred’s a new dad, again (Picture: Mountfitchet Castle/SWNS)Fred is a very good boy. Soon enough, the ducklings started to climb on top of his back and one brave bird even took a seat on Fred’s head.

Labrador puppy beaten to death with slipper for defecating inside house

Labrador puppy beaten to death with slipper for defecating inside house

Shadow was just 17-weeks old when she was killed (Picture: Oxford Mail)A scaffolder who beat a puppy to death with a slipper has been jailed for almost six months.

Still the best! Labradors are the most popular dog breed in US for 28th straight year

Still the best! Labradors are the most popular dog breed in US for 28th straight year

Sunny and his buddies are still No. 1!The most popular dog breed in the country for the 28th straight year is the Labrador, just like TODAY's own puppy with a purpose, according to the American Kennel Club.

Loyal labrador waits for owner outside hospital not knowing he is dead

Loyal labrador waits for owner outside hospital not knowing he is dead

Fatima Rodriguez, a member of a local animal protection organisation, said they are looking for a new owner for Toto and said ‘the person who adopts him should have a closed house’ as there is a risk the dog will escape to go back to the hospital to wait for his owner.

2018's pet slimmers of the year are spaniel Borris and chunky Labrador Sadie

2018's pet slimmers of the year are spaniel Borris and chunky Labrador Sadie

Sadie lost a quarter of her starting weight (Picture: PRESS ASSOCIATION)It’s the announcement we’ve waited all year for: which hardworking animal will win 2018’s Pet Slimmer of the Year award?

Overweight Labrador loses over a stone using doggy Fitbit

Overweight Labrador loses over a stone using doggy Fitbit

Harvey, pictured here before his weight loss, has managed to shift 10kg (PA Real Life/Collect)After her doggy dieting success, Beth is now keen to pass on her experience to other people with overweight pets.

Man who left Labradors in hot car outside hospital is banned from keeping dogs

Man who left Labradors in hot car outside hospital is banned from keeping dogs

Police officers smashed open the car window to free the dogs (Picture: RSPCA)RSPCA Inspector Alice Cooper said: ‘Both the dogs were panting heavily and were extremely distressed. Penny and Zoe were signed over to the RSPCA after the incident and are now being looked after by staff at York Animal Home.

Bad news: Your chocolate Labrador won't live as long as other Labs

Bad news: Your chocolate Labrador won't live as long as other Labs

In some bad news for chocolate Labrador Retriever lovers everywhere, new research shows that they have shorter life spans than their black and yellow cousins.Not only that, but they also have higher rates of skin disease and ear infections.For the study, researchers analysed data from more than 33 000 Labradors in the United Kingdom.

Life expectancy of chocolate labradors is linked to their colour, finds study

Life expectancy of chocolate labradors is linked to their colour, finds study

Scientists are warning that the second most popular dog breed in the UK is more vulnerable to a number of serious health problems including obesity, ear infections and joint conditions.

We interrupt your day to bring you Benny the ice-skating Labrador

We interrupt your day to bring you Benny the ice-skating Labrador

Benny has only been skating for a year, and he’s already nailing it (Picture: Rick Vierkandt / SWNS.com)So far he can do turns, crossovers, and bunnyhops. He’s been trained by Cheryl, a retired ice-skating coach (Picture: Cheryl Del Sangro / SWNS.com)‘We took some dog boots and old blades and we glued them together.

Labrador pet advice: Can bathing my labrador too frequently cause problems?

Labrador pet advice: Can bathing my labrador too frequently cause problems?

Shampoos for oily coats are called sebolytic and clear excess grease.Dry coats need a veterinary moisturising shampoo or a specific veterinary shampoo for the cause of the problem, plus moisturiser.Examination is essential for diagnosis so that the correct shampoo is used.That said, I don’t think your dog will suffer any ill-effects from showering during the hot weather.David Grant MBE was a vet at the RSPCA Harmsworth Hospital for Animals.

Dog in newsroom: Black labrador becomes viral sensation after interrupting Russian anchor

Dog in newsroom: Black labrador becomes viral sensation after interrupting Russian anchor

Dog becomes viral sensation after interrupting live news broadcast 0:33A dog has become a viral sensation about interrupting a newsreader during a live news broadcast in Russia.