3. The first dog to detect diabetic episodes was a Lab named Armstrong, according to Guinness World Records 2015. He was trained in 2003 to smell the chemical changes that happen when hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) occurs.
4. Confusingly, the Labrador breed originates from Newfoundland, and not Canada's Labrador as many believe. They date back to the 1700s with the St. John’s dog, named after the capital city of Newfoundland.
5. This area's small water dogs were bred with Newfoundlands, producing a breed known as the St. John's Water Dog, the ancestor of today's Lab.
12. The longest distance that a lost dog has walked to find his way home was a labrador/boxer cross named Jimpa, who turned up at his old home in Pimpinio, Victoria, after wandering a huge 3,218 km across Australia.
14. The World Record for the most bottles recycled by a dog belongs to a Labrador. Tubby has recycled over 26,000 plastic bottles over the last six years in The UK by 'collecting them on his daily walks, crushing them, and passing them to his owner'.