Charley’s Story

Charley’s story

When the owner of The Black Labrador’s young daughter wanted a puppy for her birthday, he obliged. They went in search and when a lovable Black Labrador pup curled up in her lap, she was in love. Who could resist?

One problem—the puppy was a she! With a wife, mother, three daughters and a female cat at home, another girl just wasn’t going to work out for Dad. It so happened that a perfume named Charlie was being popularized at the time. Perfect Solution. Give the dog a man’s name! And so, his daughter got to keep the puppy and the Black Labrador became Charley.

As it goes, the owner took Charley to his side where she spent the next 17 years. Charley became the namesake for The Black Labrador pub in 1986.