I just joined this forum, so happy to have found it. I have a yellow Lab named Bella, and the name Bella in Italian is "beautiful" and in Latin it is "War" so that would explain my user name. She's almost 9 years old and unfortunately she is starting to have medical issues. I wanted to be a part of a forum with other Lab lovers who are knowledgeable and I might be able to receive some advice and read about the experiences others are having. I also own a 7 year old giant Newfoundland dog named Stanley. They are so close as brother and sister and we just love them so much!