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Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

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Dedicated to the most popular dog in the world—a sporting dog with no equal and a companion above all else—the Labrador Retriever, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color

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Dedicated to the most popular dog in the world—a sporting dog with no equal and a companion above all else—the Labrador Retriever, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.

Each Smart Owner’s Guide offers a description of the breed’s character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy’s homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more.

Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call “It’s a Fact,” “Smart Tip,” “Notable & Quotable,” and “Did You Know?” Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called “Pop Pups” and “True Tails.” Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the “Try This” feature pages.

The Smart Owner’s Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by dogchannel.com. At Club Lab, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20,000 pages of solid information, there’s a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes.

The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Owner’s Guide is fully indexed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593787677
Publisher:
i5 Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Series:
Smart Owner's Guide Series, #2
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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Labrador Retriever 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
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Helpful and handy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks were do you want me at medicine cat or warrior or am i an apprentice?
christina johnson More than 1 year ago
I love labs!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oopps i ment took my nook
BONUSPOST More than 1 year ago
Okay. I convinced my parents to let me post so Jadefeather can't tell on me because they already know I post and are fine with it. :D I can stay :D love you, Spottedcloud Clawscar: Berrythorn, I love you :) I'm going to try to convince her. Bearheart: Oh I gtg tell Harefoot we can stay. Clawscar: Really??? RIGHT in front of me??? :( Bearheart: Sorry?
LastPosts1 More than 1 year ago
I love you, Spottedcloud. :( and I know... take care of them for me :) I love you so much I'll try my best to convince Jadef.
last-posts-number-one More than 1 year ago
Berrythorn.... :( I love you... I'll miss you forever. Bearheart: Spottedcloud, I love you more than anything, but go to Pug in Dog Breed Profiles... :*( Jadefeather really hurt Jadefeather's feelings and apparently RC doesn't like our crew... we're being kicked out.
Shimmerbird More than 1 year ago
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD I love you soooooooooooo much :) Clawscar: loooool
Barrenclaw More than 1 year ago
Whose kits??? Clawscar: *facepalm*
DarkbramblexGoldendust More than 1 year ago
SPOTTEDCLOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brookheart-PARTYROCKLMFAO More than 1 year ago
Hi, Burntpelt! :D Morningpaw: ... Songpaw: I'm just saying hi! Morningpaw: What? Palmpaw: LOL! Songpaw: I love Olivefrost, okay? I'm no competition. Morningpaw: O: I didn't say- Palmpaw: Oh-la-la, Morningpaw! Morningpaw: O: O: O: O: O: O: *attacks both she-cats* I hate you guys!!! Songpaw: O: You better get Palmpaw she could steal your man's heart if she wants! Palmpaw: What?! Morningpaw: My man's? Okay, I'm confused. Eaglefrost: XD!!! We know who you looooove. Morningpaw: What??? I don't love anyone!!! Acornfur: She doesn't. Morningpaw: See? Boulderfall: Me. Morningpaw: O: You know what, I'm going to go get some pickles.
Tigerstrike-Windfeather More than 1 year ago
Harefoot's going to be gone for a few days. :P He said to pass it on. To Thunderberry: I have a lot of single cousins. You looking for male or female? Smokefur: You are stupid. Crystalshine: *facepalm*
Badgerfoot-RC More than 1 year ago
Mudsplash? I'm going to be inactive... I'm going to be out of town. I love you :) C u soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*purrs* Which books do you post in? I want to make sure I'm with you and the kits when they become apprentices... :)
Mountainfur-IC More than 1 year ago
:) Good. Everyone will know that she's ours then when they're admiring her. They'll all have you in them always as long as they're beautiful and amazing as the Spottedcloud I love and I know they always will be. Clawscar: Sorry but how do you come up with things like that? AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN'T TALK POETICLY ENOUGH TO SHOW MY MATE SHE'S THE MOST AMAZING PERSON ILL EVER MEET AND HAVE EVER MET??? GRRR! I need to stop hanging out with Darkbramble. Bearheart: :I keep your thoughts in your head and not on my posts to my mate please? Clawscar: Sorry, Spotty and Bearo. Bearheart: :I
Cloversong-Whitey More than 1 year ago
*purrs* They're beautiful. I love you :) and more than you could ever love me. I promise. *twines tails and rubs cheek against hers*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Purrs* I'll let you BELIEVE that, but I'm not saying that's true. And I love you more! *licks the top of Spotted's head*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay... I'll miss you...