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    Smile You can order a labrador.

    You can order a lab(labrador); ask a golden(retriever); but you must negotiate with a Chesapeake.

    What's the story/reason behind the above statement? Thanks.

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    Re: You can order a labrador.

    They are referring to the differing personalities among the three breeds of dogs.

    They're saying a Lab is submissive and do what you tell it to, a Golden Lab is cooperative is you ask it to do something nicely, and a Chesapeake has an "attitude" and will only do your bidding if you explain your reasoning to him.

    Sort of like the difference between cats and dogs - a dog will cheerfully do tricks for you, or sit or lay down on command. A cat will look at you quizzically as if to ask "You're kidding, right?"

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    Smile Re: You can order a labrador.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    They are referring to the differing personalities among the three breeds of dogs.

    They're saying a Lab is submissive and do what you tell it to, a Golden Lab is cooperative is you ask it to do something nicely, and a Chesapeake has an "attitude" and will only do your bidding if you explain your reasoning to him.

    Sort of like the difference between cats and dogs - a dog will cheerfully do tricks for you, or sit or lay down on command. A cat will look at you quizzically as if to ask "You're kidding, right?"
    Thanks, Ouisch, for the clear and helpful reply.
    I notice that you used differing and reasoning in your post, the meanings of which I'm not so sure.

    Does differing refer to diverse/distinct? And why reasoning instead of reasons?

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