Labrador Retriever

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  • Copyright: 2009-09-15
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
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Lovable, loyal, and good-looking, it's no wonder that the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in America. From family pet to search-and-rescue dog, from hunting companion to guide dog-the versatile Labrador does it all. To help you learn all you need to know about the Labrador Retriever, the editors of Dog Fancy magazine have put together this Smart Owner's Guide, the first breed series to offer online support to new Labrador owners.

Author Biography

Dog Fancy is the most widely read dog magazine in the world and has been helping dog owners for almost forty years. DogChannel.com, the website for dog lovers, has more than 20,000 online pages devoted to all things dog. Any question you might have about your Labrador Retriever, you will find the answer in this book or at Club Lab and DogChannel.com

Table of Contents

K9 Expert Educationp. 4
The Lab Results are Inp. 6
Good-natured, energetic, handsome-it's no wonder the-Labrador Retriever is the favorite breed in the United States. His easy-going, happy temperament fits with almost every lifestyle.
Retriever Reportp. 20
Our simple two-page guide gives you all the necessary Lab info in 300 words or less!
Retrieving the Breed Historyp. 22
This hunting dog from the Labrador/Newfoundland region of Canada was further refined in England, then made perfect back across the Atlantic in America.
Where to Look for a Labp. 34
Find out how to choose a reputable retriever breeder and select a healthy puppy. Or maybe you'd like to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue organization. Either way, there are plenty of Labs out there waiting for homes.
Home Essentialsp. 48
You can't bring a dog home and hope everything will take care of itself. You need to puppy-proof, or Lab-proof, your house. Plus, you'll need to make sure you have all the things he requires to be comfortable, like bedding, toys, and much more.
Successful House-trainingp. 64
Your first job is getting your Labrador to do the doo where you want him to. Using a crate-aka a modern-day den-will expedite the process.
Vet Visits and Everyday Carep. 76
Selecting a vet means doing some research and planning before your Lab's first vet visit. Also, you'll need to know what to do when everyday bumps and bruises come about.
On the Topic of Healthp. 88
Learn how to deal with external and internal parasites, skin problems, and common medical and behavioral conditions.
A Sporting Dog's Supperp. 100
Labs like to eat-a lot! But with proper knowledge and know-how, you can feed your dog a good diet so he won't end up a pudgy pooch.
Grooming by the Bookp. 112
All dogs need some grooming to look and feel their best, even low-maintenance breeds like Labrador Retrievers. From nail clipping to brushing, we'll have your Lab looking labulous.
Time to Trainp. 126
Every dog needs to learn the basics of sit, down, stay, and come but other training advice will have your Labrador Retriever well-behaved and obedient without too much hassle.
Breaking Bad Habitsp. 140
A well-behaved Lab isn't born that way. When behavioral problems arise, prompt training will turn bad habits into appropriate behavior. If you teach your Labrador that there are better ways to get attention, you'll save yourself a lot of headaches.
Sports for Sporting Dogsp. 152
Field trails, tracking, agility, dock jumping, rally! This active breed will he much happier if you get him off the couch and out into the world!
Resourcesp. 166
Indexp. 174
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