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The World of Labrador Retriever

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The World of Labrador Retrievers' is an in-depth resource book that details just about anything you would want to know about the breed.

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Dear Reader: It's not surprising that you're interested in a Labrador Retriever. That's because The Labrador has been the faithful companion of presidents and prime ministers — Clinton, Kissinger, Mitterrand, Chirac, and Sarkozy, to name a few. It’s the musician’s dog of choice, from the late Frank Sinatra to Keith Richards and Paul McCartney, as well as Hollywood royalty such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Kevin Costner and literary greats Ernest Hemingway and Roald Dahl.
AS THE OWNER of a Labrador Retriever, you probably have some questions about this dog breed. You want to know what breed-specific health issues and might arise as you plan with your beloved canine family member.
This book will help you recognize and understand the Lab's needs in life so you can decide whether this is the right breed for you. You'll learn about the Lab's history and how he became the dog, he is today. You'll also find tips on training, manners, socialization and health issues. This book will guide you through all phases of your Lab's life.
I hope this book helps to enhance your relationship with your dog and encourages you to Do More.

'The World of Labrador Retrievers' is an in-depth resource book that details just about anything you would want to know about the breed.


The author covers an immense amount of material, and if you don't have time to read the whole 261-page book at once, you can easily navigate to the area of most interest to you because the book is broken down into five chapters, which give an detailed look at:


- History and Characteristics of the Labrador Retriever.

- Developmental stages of your Lab.

- Health risks for your Lab.

- Learn how to speak your Lab.

- How to train your Lab?


Designed to help humans develop an even closer bond with your Labrador Retriever, the author writes this fact-filled book which spans the entire life cycle, from being born to senior years. Labradors and many other dogs are prone to overeating and obesity. One way to avoid this and get pooch to slow down how much food he eats, is by placing a large rock in the middle of your dog's food dish forcing the dog to each around it.


The information on 'How to Speak Lab' was particularly interesting. Author Omar Nattouf talks about how smart dogs are, and if we turn into their body language we can learn a lot about how they are feeling. An upright tail says I'm happy and glad to see you. However, dog communication goes beyond body language. They can learn to associate certain sounds with events. Nattouf says, 'When a dog starts wagging its tail and jumping when it hears you say “park,” the canine understands the events that typically occur in association with the sounds'. That means the dog understands he may be going to the park in the very near future. They also can learn to understand the meaning of a string of words.


With a complete set of illustrations, he outlines how dogs can talk. They may not be able to speak human words, but they they can tell us how they feel and what they’re thinking with their tails, head, posture, and ears.


He even has a complete section on puppies, what to expect, and when to train them. He goes into correct clicker-training, and how to train the pup at different ages.


If you currently own a Labrador Retriever or if you are thinking about getting one, this is a great reference book. You will learn a lot about the breed. I sure did.

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I am an award-winning journalist, communications professional, and photographer. I wanted to combine my love of writing with my passion for cats. The result: my blog at Paws for Reflection with BJ Bangs.

Synopsis

Dear Reader: It's not surprising that you're interested in a Labrador Retriever. That's because The Labrador has been the faithful companion of presidents and prime ministers — Clinton, Kissinger, Mitterrand, Chirac, and Sarkozy, to name a few. It’s the musician’s dog of choice, from the late Frank Sinatra to Keith Richards and Paul McCartney, as well as Hollywood royalty such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Kevin Costner and literary greats Ernest Hemingway and Roald Dahl.
AS THE OWNER of a Labrador Retriever, you probably have some questions about this dog breed. You want to know what breed-specific health issues and might arise as you plan with your beloved canine family member.
This book will help you recognize and understand the Lab's needs in life so you can decide whether this is the right breed for you. You'll learn about the Lab's history and how he became the dog, he is today. You'll also find tips on training, manners, socialization and health issues. This book will guide you through all phases of your Lab's life.
I hope this book helps to enhance your relationship with your dog and encourages you to Do More.

WHAT KIND OF DOG IS A LAB?

The Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed of dog in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Good-looking, smart, and fun-loving, the Lab has a lot going for him. He’s large, but not too large; he’s calming and easygoing when he’s not exuberantly fetching a tennis ball or a bird. He’s a do-it-all kind of dog.

The Labrador Retriever bred to be both a friendly companion and a useful working dog breed. Historically, they earned their keep as a fisherman’s helper: hauling nets, fetching ropes, and retrieving fish from the chilly North Atlantic.

Today’s Lab is as good-natured and hardworking as their ancestors. Modern Labs work as retrievers for hunters, show competitors, assistance dogs, show competitors, and search and rescue dogs, among other canine jobs.

Physical lineaments and mental characteristics should denote a dog bred to perform as a dynamic Retriever of game with a stable temperament steady for a diversity of pursuits behind the hunting environment.

The Lab was the earliest dog on the cover of Life magazine and the first canine face to grace a U.S. stamp.

               Other Names: Labrador, Lab.

               Breed Type: Purebred.

               AKC Group: Distinguished by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed.

               FCI Group: Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section.

               Breed Recognition:


Ø HEAD AND SKULL

Skull broad with defined stop; It is a clean-cut without fleshy cheeks. Jaws of medium length, sturdy, not snippy. Nose large, nostrils well-developed.

 Eyes: They are medium size, expressing communication and good temper; brown or hazel.

 Ears: They are not large or heavy, hang up close to head, and set instead far back.

 Mouth: Jaws and teeth solid with a regular, perfect, and complete scissor bite, i.e., upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set quadrate to the jaws.

 Neck: Clean, powerful, strong, powerful, set into well-placed shoulders.


 Forequarters: placing legs well underbody. Forelegs are well straight and boned from elbow to ground when viewed from either front or side.

 Body: It is shoulders long and well laid back, with the upper arm of near-equal length, Chest of right width and depth, with well-sprung barrel ribs - this effect not to be produced by carrying excessive weight. Level topline. Loins broad, short-coupled, and healthy.

Feet: They are compact, round, well-arched toes, and well-developed pads.

 Tail: It is a distinctive feature, very thick towards base, gradually tapering towards tip, medium length, free from feathering, but clothed all-round thickly with a thick, short, dense coat, thus giving 'rounded' appearance described as 'Otter' tail.

May be carried merrily but should not curl over the back.

Coat: Distinguishing feature, short dense without wave or feathering, giving somewhat hard feel to the touch; weather-resistant undercoat.

 Sizes: Ideal height at withers:

Dogs 56 - 57 cms (22-22.5 ins)

Bitches 55 - 56 cms (21.5 - 22 ins).

 Life expectancy: It is from 10 – 14 years.

 Weight: Male: 29–36 kg       Female: 25–32 kg.


About the author

Omar Nattouf is an author who loves to write about health, nature, and animals. He is passionate about helping people to create a pleasant and healthy lifestyle and find unique ways to do things that will save time & money. He wrote a series of books about pets named (THE WORLD OF PETS). view profile

Published on January 01, 2020

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