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Hardcover The Ultimate Labrador Retriever Book

ISBN: 1582450366

ISBN13: 9781582450360

The Ultimate Labrador Retriever

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Origins and History Puppy Care Training Feeding and Nutrition Breed Standards The Complete Gundog Breeding Showing The Labrador Retriever Worldwide And Much More This description may be from another edition of this product.

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if you care about Labrador Retrievers, get this book

I have an English Labrador. (She's the love of my life.) This book is different than a lot of the stuff I've read because it doesn't focus on the Labrador of the AKC, or the Labrador Retriever Club of America to the exclusion of all the other valuable opinions on Labs that exist in the world. Labradors have been around a lot longer than the AKC and they aren't necessarily being well defined by them now. The book does a great job comparing and contrasting the difference between English Labs and American Labs. It also very clearly illustrates an ideal Lab versus labs that have faults (with pictures instead of long, confusing paragraphs.) And, it has lots of lovely photographs of beautiful Labs at work and play. If you care about Labradors, as a breed, then this is a must read.

Nice Compendium Of Information On Labrador Retrievers!

Starting with the quite believable notion that the Labrador Retriever is perhaps the single most agreeable and people-oriented creature this side of Paradise, the author shows the reader how and why to care for God's most perfect earthly creature, the Labrador Retriever! By showing us the degree to which the breed represents a witch's brew of intelligence, honesty and loyalty to its human companions, the author illustrates why the Labrador has become the single most popular breed of dog in the world today. Labradors are sturdy creatures indeed, bred for sporting use along the quicksilver shores of Newfoundland, where the water temperatures and sea conditions require a healthy dollop of strength and endurance, and those are qualities these dogs have in spades. For any of us that have seen them at work or play in the fields and in the water, their unique combination of physical attributes and obvious intelligence makes them the ideal human companion. I should know; I live with four of them! The proof of their adaptability to almost any condition and their loyalty, intelligence, and unparalleled work ethic is demonstrated by the wide use of them as guide dogs and as adjunct partners for the physically handicapped. Stories of Labradors crawling out onto the ice to save their masters are legendary, as are the tales of them rescuing children from fires or from underneath rubble. Never has there been a dog superior to them. The author has recruited a wide variety of experts to testify as to the qualities and abilities of the dog, and one walks away from a reading of the book much better informed as to the all of the many qualities and capabilities of the breed, which seems to represent an astonishing list of useful and worthwhile attributes. We also get quite critical information as to what to look for when choosing a lab, and how to analyze the quality of the puppy you see before you. The author offers a compendium of information regarding genetics, feeding, health care, and inherited dispositions, as well as some sage advice as to how to ensure your puppy becomes the grown up Labrador companion you will come to view as another family member. This is a great book, and one I heartily recommend! Enjoy!

Highly Informational

This book provides comprhensive detail of breed standards and Lab care. This book is a must for anyone who owns or wants to buy a Labrador. The book provides great detail for the Labrador breed stanadard, as well as provides you with direction for showing and breeding.

This book is packed with wonderful photographs and good info

I highly recommend this book for labrador enthusiasts. The book focuses on the show labrador and has beautiful photographs of the breed. The chapters cover care, breeding, showing, and an overview of top kennels all over the world. A feast for the eyes!!

a must have for a serious and dog show-active breeder!

contains a lot of information on the breed's history, standards and maintainance from puppy to adulthood. The part that I like best is the show ring part where the author described some of the well-known kennels from Europe, USA, Canada, Sweeden, Finland, and others. It also contained some accomplishments of some of the most influential labs from all over the world. Great Book!!!
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