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This beautiful lady was my gift on our 20th anniversary. She is/was not your "typical" yellow lab. Forget Marley... my Buffy was the polar opposite of that dog.
Typically, Labradors are athletic and love to swim, play catch and retrieve games, are good with young children, elderly, and for protection. Labradors mature at around three years of age; before this time they can have a significant degree of puppy-like energy, often mislabeled as being hyperactive.
My Buffy was not your "typical" lab.
She has always been an 'Old Soul".
We bought her from a breeder at 7 weeks, the breeder said she was really laid back- and he was right.
Only dog I've ever seen who fell asleep during her first well puppy exam. Most puppies would've been jumping all over the vet- but not Buffy. She sat calmly and cocked her head and waited for the vet to come to her. He told me that in 30 yrs. of being a vet he had NEVER seen a lab as calm as she was.
She has been calm all of her 8 years so far- she will play and get excited, but she always seems to keep herself in control. I have been told multiple times that she would make an excellent therapy dog. I wish I had the time to pursue this, but unfortunately do not.
She loves long walks, going to our cabin in the mountains, being with her daddy and swimming in our pool during the warm weather. She is also just as content to lay her head on you and snuggle. Our other one Cali is 5 years younger than Buffy and she helps to keep her young, but she is not nearly as calm.
|Two seemingly calm dogs... Cali (L)- Buffy (R) the REAL calm one is on the right ;)|
|I know this pic is officially too "old" but I just love it!|