Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted September 25, 2014
Our black lab, Jetta, was the sweetest, calmest, most loving dog! She was very laid back and she loved all other animals... cats, dogs, pet rats, guinea pigs. She was amazing with kids and gravitated towards them whenever they were around.
She loved water and was hilarious to watch playing in a plastic kiddie pool or in the lake. It was hard to get her out of the water once she found it. That included mud puddles in the back yard after a storm! And she never failed to "share" the water with everyone around her by shaking her coat :-).
We got her as an older puppy, and I will say that for the first two years she was not as calm and laid back... she could be quite hyper as a puppy and would run around the house full speed ahead. But once she turned about 2.5 she really calmed down. She still loved to play, she was just not as exuberant with her play.
I highly recommend this breed to anyone looking for a family pet.