Posted: 18/12/2015 at 16:15
How true, Kathy: Labs (any colour!) often have a good 'nose' for certain things, especially contraband food items!! My former boss at a Surrey field centre had to stop taking his black lab on guided walks with students as the 'hound' would cadge mercilessly; crusts, sausages (from breakfast), apples, even orange peel (!). The dog's girth was becoming embarassing as she couldn't pass through the gap in dog-friendly 'dagger board' stiles aroung Box Hill & Headley Heath - and her owner was incapable of lifting her (unaided) to launch the podgy pooch over the top rail!