The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the world, gracing the homes of pet owners, sportsmen and show-dog aficionados alike. Few purebred dogs compare to the Labrador Retriever in personality, talent and dedication. For such a common canine, the Labrador is uncommon in its superior ways and abilities. This book provides the much-needed factual information about Labrador Retrievers and their ancestry, character and standard, as well as the proper selection, feeding, training, preventative health care and behaviour of the breed. The new owner will welcome advice about puppy-proofing the home, preparing for the pups arrival and preventing puppy problems. In addition to an extremely authoritative text, this book presents over 135 photographs in full colour, which prove to be as informative as they are attractive. Helpful hints and important information are highlighted to provide easy access to everything the reader needs to know abut life with a Labrador Retriever. Whether its housebreaking problems, hip dysplasia or fleas, this book is the way to prevention, providing the reader with the necessary guidance an owner needs from puppyhood through the senior years. Recommended by top breeders and trainers, this book is the responsible first choice of every new owner of a Labrador Retriever. Topics discussed include: Ancestry of the Labrador Retriever; Why the Labrador Retriever?; Breed Standard for the Labrador Retriever; Your Labrador Retriever puppy; Everyday care of your Labrador Retriever; Housebreaking and training your Labrador Retriever; Health care of your Labrador Retriever; When your Labrador Retriever gets old; Showing your Labrador Retriever; Understanding your dog's behaviour.