Brough's Books on Labradors


 Books on Golden Labradors and Labrador Retrievers
Home > Pets > Dogs > Labradors
Biography of a Bird Dog, A Labrador Retriever in Wyoming
Biography of a Bird Dog, A Labrador Retriever in Wyoming
by Garry Wallace
Paperback from Pronghorn Press
ISBN: 1932636315

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.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever : A Complete and Reliable Handbook (Rx)
by Stacy Kennedy
Hardcover: 96 pages
TFH Publications; ISBN: 0793807921; 
The Labrador Retriever : The Dog That Does It All
by Lisa Weiss-Agresta, et al 
Hardcover: 224 pages
John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0876050445; (December )

The Labrador Shooting Dog
by Mike Gould, et al 

Labrador Retrievers: Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Diseases, Breeding, and Behavior
by Kerry V. Kern, Michele Earle-Bridges
Paperback: 94 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.27 x 6.53 x 7.88 
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series; 2nd edition (June ) 
ISBN: 0812090187

Labrador Retrievers for Dummies
by Joel Walton, Eve Adamson
Book Description:
You have a picture in your head. A picture of yourself with your practically perfect dog. Youâ€ôve 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:

Find out if a Lab suits your lifestyle 
Know what to look for in Lab pups 
Determine if a breeder meets high standards 
Understand health and nutrition needs 
Handle emergencies with a cool head 
Train your dog with the lure-and-reward technique 
Show off your Lab in competitions 
You can live a fulfilling life with your Lab by making sure she is socialized, healthy, and well trained. What better task for humans and dogs than to be great companions for each other? However, you may need some help in knowing how to get the most out of your relationship with your Lab. This friendly guide offers that help with the following topics and more: 

Exercising your pup and older Lab 
Choosing the right veterinarian 
Exploring spaying/neutering 
Keeping your Lab beautiful with good grooming 
Helping your dog deal with divorce, a new baby, moving 
Managing barking and whining 
Housetraining your new puppy 
Traveling to dog-friendly vacation destinations 
Choosing a pet sitter or boarding kennel 
Volunteering your lab as a therapy dog 
Labrador Retrievers are big, energetic, and sometimes boisterous (especially as puppies), and they don't take care of themselves. They need you. Don't let them need you unless you're ready to be needed. 
Paperback: 288 pages 
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (September 28, ) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0764552813 

Retriever Training Drills for Marking
by James B. Spencer 

The Pointing Labrador
by Paul Knutson, Julie Knutson 

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers: Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Behavior, and Training (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
by Dan Rice, Tana Hakanson (Illustrator)
Paperback: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 0764106570;

Retriever Training: A Back-To-Basics Approach
by Robert Milner 

The Working Retrievers : The Training, Care, and Handling of Retrievers for Hunting and Field Trials
by Tom Quinn, et al
Hardcover: 272 pages
The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1558217673; 2 edition (October )
Game Dog : The Hunter's Retriever for Upland Birds and Waterfowl : A Concise New Training Method
by Richard A. Wolters, Dave Meisner 
Love of Labs: The Ultimate Tribute to Labrador Retrievers (Petlife Library)
Love of Labs: The Ultimate Tribute to Labrador Retrievers (Petlife Library)
by Todd R. Berger, Bill Tarrant
Hardcover from Voyageur Press
Flat-Coated Retrievers Today
by Joan Mason 

Training Your Labrador Retriever
by September B. Morn, Pam Tanzey (Illustrator)

by Debra Marlin
... Enter River, a bold, brash young retriever whose adorable puppy maneuvers Marlin chronicles in Yellowpup. As if golden pups aren't already extremely cute to begin with, throw in Marlin's keen black-and-white photography skills--and the obvious affection she holds for her subject--and this photographic essay is downright irresistible. Whether romping in the water or digging on the dunes, pounding down a path or hanging with his three older siblings, River's "playful romp through puppydom" will capture your heart.--Stefanie Hargreaves -

The 10-Minute Retriever : How to Make a Well-Mannered, Obedient and Enthusiastic Gun Dog in 10 Minutes a Day
by John I. Dahl, Amy Dahl
Book Description: The 10-Minute Retriever reflects the authors' belief that daily ten-minute training sessions best suit a retriever's attention span and lead to rapid learning. This book is easy to use for the absolute beginner and yet deeply informative for the serious student of retriever training. The text has the information most needed by the owner of a pet retriever: how to make it reliable obedient and well-mannered. It also has the information for which amateur retriever trainers are clamoring: how to force fetch, how to set up tests in the field, and how to use an electric collar humanely and effectively. The emphasis of their training method is on obtaining necessary control and good manners while maximizing the dog's enthusiasm for its work by establishing training situations where the dog desires to cooperate. Primary importance is placed on developing and enhancing the desire to retrieve, from early puppyhood onward. The method presented provides a solid foundation to the dog and owner continuing to advance retrieve training (blind retrieves and competition). Concepts and methods are illustrated with true dog stories. Difference between the major breeds are described and adaptations are given for the different breed personalities.
Paperback: 256 pages
Willow Creek Press; ISBN: 1572233036; (August 1, )

Hey Pup, Fetch It Up! : The Complete Retriever Training Book
by Bill Tarrant
(Hardcover - July 1993)

Speed Train Your Own Retriever : The Quick, Efficient, Proven System for Training a Finished Dog
by Larry Mueller 
(Paperback - April 1987)

Labrador Retrievers
by Anthony W. Jury 

Golden Retrievers Complete Owner's Manual
by Jaime J. Sucher, Jaimie Sucher
Paperback: 64 pages
Barrons Educational Series; ISBN: 0764110497; 3 edition (April 15, )

The Ultimate Labrador Retriever, Second Edition
by Heather Wiles-Fone, H. Wiles-Fone
The Labrador Retriever is, in many ways, the dog with the ideal temperament. A special blend of intelligence, honesty, and kindness has made it unrivaled as the most popular dog in the world. Bred originally as a fisherman's dog, the gentry were swift to see the potential in this sturdy retriever, and the Labrador was adopted as a versatile gundog, retrieving game over land and in water. Today, the Labrador is still highly prized as a working gundog, but its intelligence and good nature have been put to many more uses.

The Labrador is used worldwide as a guide dog for the blind, its excellent nose has made it a first class arms and drug detection dog, and its gentle nature has made it an ideal therepy dog. Quick to learn and eager to please, the Labrador has also made its mark in the competitive sports of Field Trails, Working Trails, Agility, and Obedience. The breed's handsome looks ensure its success in the show ring, but perhaps most important, the Labrador excels as the perfect companion dog. The Publisher
Hardcover from Howell Book House

Bailey Bymyside : Golden Lessons for Life
by Patricia Burlin Kennedy, et al 
Out of Print - Try Used Books

The New Complete Chesapeake Bay Retriever
by Janet Horn, Daniel Horn 
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Search This Site

  • Airdale
  • Akita
  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Basset Hound
  • Beagle
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Bichon Frise
  • Bloodhound
  • Border Collie
  • Boxer
  • Bulldog
  • Bull Terrier
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Cavalier King Charles
  • Chihuahua
  • Chow Chow
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Collie
  • Corgi
  • Dachshund
  • Dalmatian
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Fox Terrier
  • German Shepherd
  • Great Dane
  • Greyhound
  • Jack Russell
  • Labrador
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Mastiff
  • Pekingese
  • Pomeranian
  • Poodle
  • Pug
  • Rottweiler
  • Samoyed
  • Setter
  • Shar-Pei
  • Sheepdog
  • Shih Tzu
  • Schnauzer
  • Spaniel
  • Terrier
  • Weimaraner
  • Copyright © 1997-2024