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Swim Bruno Swim!!!

  

Labradors are natural swimmers, their breed was known as St. John's Water Dog way back in the 16th century though had become extinct in the 1980's yet St. John's water dogs are the known ancestors of the modern retrievers. Labrador retrievers have webbed paws that are useful for what they were were originally breed for and that is to assist fishermen to retrieve fishing nets from the water, specially during cold seasons being a breed that can tolerate extreme cold waters.

We brought Bruno my Lab at Seagrass Beach Resort. Yes they allow dogs to be brought in the resort, the owners being dog lovers themselves. Bruno was restless when we arrived at the resort in the evening. I walked him around the resort so he get familiarized with the place.  Some dogs may take longer time to adjust in the new surroundings, but not Bruno. After he sniffs and peed around the ground he relaxed and his tail wiggling as my relatives starts arriving. Bruno happily welcomed them.

I woke up very early the following morning. I changed to swimming clothes and took Bruno to the beach. I wanted to see if what I read about this breed are true . . . . and indeed it was. Bruno has natural liking to water, he immediately went into the water as soon as I took his leash off. He ran around and I can see he is happy being let to move around freely. I took his favorite ball with me and toss it into the shallow water and Bruno quickly ran after it to retrieve the ball. Then after doing that several times I then tried to throw it a little farther in a deeper water and there Bruno started swimming. He was very natural as if he was living near the beach.  I was so happy that Bruno was now able to swim, an activity (with LRFCD group) that we let passed months ago.



  



We spend about a hour at the beach until Bruno got tired of chasing his ball on the water or along the beach. He was already panting when we stopped although he keeps on getting his ball because he still wanted to play. Tired and happy we went back to the cottage to rest and have breakfast. Definitely we will do this again . . . . . soon.

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14 comments:

  1. Bruno seems happy that he got the chance to exercise and play in and by the beach :) We have dogs at home but we haven't tried bringing them to the beach or even to a pool. I'm not sure if mini schnauzers will do well in water, but we'll try introducing the beach to them some time soon :)

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  2. Great of Bruno to develop a new skill or his natural instinct to swim. Great bonding moment with your dog.

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  3. What a great moment to exploit. Discovering Bruno's inner talent is definitely a bringer of a fine day to enjoy.

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  4. Nice place for BRUNO to swim and relax. The place looks so peaceful and calm.

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  5. I have a shih tzu, don't know if she can swim though. That's a great beach by the way, plus they allow dogs - totally awesome! I have to say that those photos of you and your dog are for keeps bro! Awesome way to spend the day with your best pal! :)

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  6. you have an awesome bruno! was that his first time to swim?

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  7. My husband said that if he is going to get a dog he would probably get a Lab because they are intelligent dogs. You seem to have one with you. :)

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  8. Is it correct that Labradors are bred more for fresh water, not sea water? Was there no skin reaction to the sea water?

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  9. Nice bonding with the man's best friend. You reminded me of my dog who looks a lot like Bruno, although not a pure bred. Suddenly missed having a pet. It's good to know that dogs allowed at this beach

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  10. Bruno loves to swim haha .I recently started bringing my labrador down to the beach for a swim with me as well , he likes it very much!! If i could I would bring him down for a swim everyday. But I've heard that its bad for dogs? I am not so sure.

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  11. that is one adorable labrador! and he is one lucky pet to bathe in a picturesque setting!

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  12. I love dogs not only my bestfriend but part of the family....There are times when we have to leave Baldo for out-of-town gig, he knows. He kept on crying but that is all about. Still, when we were back, super happy sya..

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  13. My dog is not only my bestfriend but part of the family. Everytime will be doing our out-of-town gig, Baldo will cry out loud. No choice but to leave him. Still, when we arrived home, he really jump happily. We tried him to be with us, still, likot s car.

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  14. That was one wonderful beach. But what's more lovely is your dog :D I wish to have a dog like that.

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