Sweet Cassie was saved from almost certain euthanasia when she was adopted February 17, 2003, at approximately 5 years of age. She has been happily settled into her forever home in Georgia since then, bringing much joy and delightful companionship to her new surroundings.
Briefly tracing Cassie's family roots proves interesting. At first glance, she looks like any other Labrador Retriever. Labradors are typically affectionate, patient, highly intelligent, lively, and good-natured. Most people recognize a Labrador Retriever immediately, but many are unaware there are two types: American and English. American Labs are somewhat tall and lanky compared to the heavier, thicker, blockier body type of English Labs. Cassie embodies the English Labrador type, and she probably has relatives across the Pond.
Because of her size, coat texture, and spotted purple tongue, it’s likely Cassie also has some Chow Chow along with her English Lab background. Artifacts dating back to the Han Dynasty (150-200 BC) place the Chow as a hunting dog during that period in China; the blue-black tongue is unique only to the Chow Chow and Chinese Shar-Pei. Chows can be independent, with an aura of aloofness. It is their nature to be reserved with strangers but extremely loyal to family members.