Welcome to our new Senior Labradors Forum!

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  1. lucy@labforumHQ

    lucy@labforumHQ Administrator Forum Supporter

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    Welcome to our Senior Labs Forum!

    This is the place to post all about your older Labradors.

    With thanks to Kate (Beanwood) for the super suggestion.
     
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    Great idea but how old is an 'old' Labrador or Labrador cross? we mustn't forget the crosses :p:D xx
     
  3. lucy@labforumHQ

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    Of course - or any other breed for that matter!

    I'd say 'old' differs from breed to breed, due to varying life expectancies. For Labs it's about 8 years, but I don't think we need a hard and fast rule ;)
     
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    My first instinct was to say any Lab that is out of the ridiculous stage of youth and is a bit more sensible. But then I thought about Moo and realised that was just daft :D
     
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    What a great idea, mine is nearly 11 years old, is that old enough he says?
     
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    Fab idea! I love old dogs. Here are my two old boys when they were (I think) around 13 and 11 respectively.

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    I think I may have been holding a biscuit... :D
     
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    :cwl:
     
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    What a great photo Karen. I think that's a new one you haven't shared before.
    In my eyes that makes the board a success already x
     
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    Being sensible is for losers. I'm not a senior I just an older lab. Ssssh about how old
     
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    Oh that is such a gorgeous photo!
     
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    The idea came really from when I was booking Casper into the vets for his check-up...they noted he was 8 and commented "Oh he is a senior now" It occurred to me that yes, whilst he is certainly is King of the Hoolies, he aint getting any younger! :)

    So this is a quiet area, for us to sit and muse about our creaky old labs, resting serenely at our feet, warming themselves by the fire and dreaming of days gone by.

    Casper...:)



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    There is something about Casper. He just hits me right here :heart:
     
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    The photos of the 'oldies' are so lovely, there is something very special about an older dog.
     
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    Well Hattie you'd better drag your bed really close to the fire at almost 10 years old! :D NEVER, she has far more energy than all the 'youngsters' round here and she still works:chuckle: xx
     
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    Photos Helen, photos?? :)
     
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    Big Old Scooby - I don't know how old he was - we were told "around 10" but he didn't have the distinguished grey muzzle. He was such a gent. I'd love another Lab, he was a great ambassador for the breed, Small P1040501.jpg
     
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    Oh Scooby! That face! What a lovely old boy you were x
     
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    Scooby doesn't look old at all. He really was a lovely lad xx
     
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    Here is Hattie at 9 years old having spent all morning swimming and retrieving in the Loch :) x

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    Hattie at 9 years old happy and ready to leave home to go to work, she's obviously not even thinking about retiring :D x Senior, what senior? :p:D

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    A big "YAY" for Hattie!
     
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