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Books about Labrador retrievers : breed characteristics, training, care, Labrador retrievers for dummies; dozens of Labrador retriever books to choose from!
You have a picture in your head. A picture of yourself with your practically perfect dog. You’ve always preferred big dogs, and your ideal dog is sturdy, strong, and energetic. At the same time, you envision a dog who is gentle and completely in tune to your needs, your whims, and your every move. That perfect dog is likely a Labrador Retriever. After all, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the United States, according to American Kennel Club registrations. Labs are beautiful, friendly, adaptable, easygoing, brave, loyal, dependable, and intelligent. What could be better?
Labrador Retrievers For Dummies is a useful guide to have if you're thinking of getting a Lab or even if you already own one. Perhaps you're just curious about this popular breed. This handy reference is for you if you want to:
According to the American Kennel Club, the Labrador retriever has been rated as the most popular purebred dog in America for thirteen consecutive years. In fact, nearly three times as many Labs were registered in 2002 than any other breed. What is it that makes the Labrador retriever so popular?
The Everything® Labrador Retriever Book is the perfect introduction to America’s most popular pet. Written by dog expert Kim Campbell Thornton, The Everything® Labrador Retriever Book is packed with professional, breed-specific advice that helps readers raise, care for, and train their Lab safely and successfully.
The Everything® Labrador Retriever shows readers how to:
Choose the right Lab for their family
Socialize their new Lab
Instill good manners
Find the proper diet and exercise regimen for their Lab
Deal with common health problems
Packed full of photos showing Labs in action, The Everything® Labrador Retriever Book is perfect for new and seasoned dog owners!
The docile, friendly, affectionate Lab makes a fine household pet and is very good with children. Here is sound advice on feeding, training, grooming, and much more. Heavily illustrated with vivid color photos and instructive line art, Barron’s Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals show and inform pet owners regarding proper care of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, small caged animals—virtually every creature that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, feeding it nutritiously, keeping it in good health, and where applicable, grooming and training it. Each book in this large series is individually written by a specialist, and though the information is authoritative, the text is clear and straightforward, easy for every pet owner to understand.
This is destined to be the classic work on training the Labrador retriever as an all-around hunting dog. Noted breeder and trainer Mike Gould takes us from the very beginning-selecting a puppy for athleticism, "birdyness," conformation, intelligence, and personality-to the end result, a top-flight, do-anything, go-anywhere Labrador shooting dog. Mike teaches his special techniques of using love, solid obedience and faithful attention to detail to build-brick by brick-a powerful, poised and confident gun dog that can handle any challenge, from quail, grouse and dove to geese, ducks, and even wild turkeys-yes, wild turkeys. Mike talks about the factors that other trainers overlook: habitat, terrain, scenting conditions, conformation, and most of all, birds. The book includes a stunning 16-page color section featuring the famous Grand River gun dogs, with photos by K.D. McGraw and Gary Hubbell
Publisher: Ducks Unlimited, Inc. "It may well be the best book on the subject since Dick Wolter’s Gun Dog, which came out nearly a half-century ago." -- Dave Rossie, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Sept. 10, 2000 "Written by a man who has been training dogs professionally for more than 30 years, this 198-page book is one of the best on dog training to be published." -- The Spokesman-Review, Aug. 30, 2000
The Working Retrievers The Classic Book for the Training, Care, and Handling of Retrievers for Hunting and Field Trials by Tom Quinn
In this complete book on retrievers and their training, we enter the world of Tom Quinn, one of America's most successful breeders and trainers of bird dogs. Quinn explains the methods he has used in developing a remarkable series of champion retrievers, including his first Labrador bitch, Nakai Anny, who won honors as Field Champion and Amateur Field Champion, and is a member of the Retriever Hall of Fame.
THE WORKING RETRIEVERS covers every aspect of training dogs for hunting and field trials, from the beginning to the most advanced levels. The book also surveys the various retriever breeds--Labradors, Goldens, Chesapeakes, and others--and their histories. Quinn then takes us, step by step, through the training process.
Also included is information on feeding, care, and transportation; breeding; buying and selling; and other matters of vital importance. Accompanied with photographs, line drawings, and a gorgeous, 16-page, full-color insert with both photographs and some of the author's own fabulous paintings, THE WORKING RETRIEVERS is an expert, comprehensive guide to be cherished by all who love retrievers. It belongs on every outdoorsman's bookshelf.
Humorous, jubilant and touching by turns, this story of the relationship between man and dog is informed by the author's grasp of animal research and his attachment to Merle, a stray dog he adopted. A Labrador mix, Merle first appeared while the author was on a camping trip. Kerasote (Out There: In the Wild in a Wired Age), an award-winning nature writer, decided to take his canine friend home to rural Wyoming. This chronicle of their 13 years together is interspersed with studies by animal behaviorists that strengthened Kerasote's desire to see Merle as a responsible individual rather than a submissive pet. Merle set his own eating schedule (though not without early mishap), refused to hunt birds (although not elks) and, according to the author, possessed a range of emotions and sentiments similar to those of humans. Kerasote tends to anthropomorphize Merle's every look and movement, but this narrative is entertaining and Kerasote's strong love for Merle and enthusiasm for life in the wild will win over many readers. Kerasote's joyous relationship with Merle is balanced by a bittersweet account of a close relationship the author had with Alison, a neighbor and fellow dog owner. Kerasote's last weeks with the dying Merle are beautifully rendered.
As you might expect, Biography of a Bird Dog is the story of a man and his dog. But it is more than that, it's a memoir of not only of a puppy's first year of life but of a man's appraisal of his own life and career in a small town in Wyoming. As Ebenezer, his bird dog, is nearing the end of his hunting career, the author decides to add a new puppy to the family with the intention of using all he has learned to train her to achieve the full potential of her breed, a process that turns out to be filled with both joy and frustration. When tragedy strikes, he must re-evaluate his own plans along with his dog's future. Many photos add to this heartwarming story, making it a memorable experience for any dog lover, a story that will be read and re-read for many years to come.