From a reader:
The Labrador Retriever is not a Canadian dog. Despite it’s name the dag is an English breed. First called St.John hounds they were used by English fishermen fishing on the Grand Banks of Canada. The dogs were used to retrieve floats and fish. The breed was latter used as retrievers in England to retrieve birds. So Cosmo would not be doing any whining at the U.N.
A life long Lab owner.