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Dutchess

Labrador Retriever / Cocker Spaniel Mix

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)

Gender: Female

Training: N/A

Quick to learn and train

5/5

Emotionally stable

5/5

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

5/5

Safe with small pets

5/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

4/5

Health

5/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Great watch dog

5/5

Great guard dog

5/5

My Labrador Dutchess

By

United States

Posted February 19, 2015

I don't know where she came from but she came at a great time for me and my kids. I had just gone through a divorce and we were living in a rundown mobile home, my three kids and myself and so safety was a concern. One day I looked out and noticed in the wading pool in the front yard was this big Labrador playing in the water! I had always thought dogs hated the water but this one was loving it. My kids got really excited, they were 18, 10 and 5 at the time and insisted on running out and playing with her. I was hesitant but they were so excited I let them play and play they did, all over the place. The dog never left and we still don't know where she came from but I suspect someone dumped her because we found out later on she was pregnant! We let her in the house and she took her spot right on the couch. She never used the bathroom in the house, never tore anything up and the kids were crazy about her and they played constantly! Sadly, we had to move to another home which didn't allow dogs but one of my friends took her and a just a few days after we moved, Dutchess had a litter of 10 pups! She was a great mother to those pups. I don't know where Dutchess is now or at least where her pups are now but I would definitely recommend this breed for anyone needing a gentle dog breed with high energy children!

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