The Complete Labrador Handbook - Linda Whitwam

The Complete Labrador Handbook

By Linda Whitwam

  • Release Date: 2017-06-01
  • Genre: Pets


Imagine you could call on top Labrador Retriever breeders in the UK & USA for complete advice about your new puppy - or choosing the right puppy or adult Lab. Well, now you can!
Canine author Linda Whitwam has teamed up with 31 Labrador experts - all Kennel Club Assured Breeders or AKC Breeders of Merit - to answer the dozens of questions every new & prospective owner has.

If you only buy one Labrador book, get this one. It guides owners through the different life stages of the Labrador, from puppyhood & adolescence through to adulthood & even old age.

The FULL COLOUR Complete Labrador Handbook is the biggest, most in-depth & up-to-date book yet on the breed, beautifully illustrated with over 100 high quality colour photos. The pages are easy to read & packed full of practical info & insider tips on everything you need to know about these intelligent, loyal & highly-rewarding dogs.

This one-stop reference book helps you care for, train & build a successful partnership with your Labrador & it makes a great gift for new & prospective owners. Read the breeders’ advice & learn about:
The different colours & types of Labradors How to prepare your home & garden What to do when your puppy arrives home Where he or she should sleep Getting through the first few days & nights How much exercise to give Typical Labrador traits & puppy habits Understanding your dog’s behaviour Labradors & children Crate training Housetraining (potty training) Socialisation Obedience training How to deal with issues such as puppy biting & chewing Grooming
FEEDING - Feeding Puppies & Adults, What the Breeders Feed, Feeding Charts, The Raw Diet, Food Allergies, Reading Dog Food Labels & Feeding Senior Dogs.

LABRADOR RETRIEVER HEALTH is covered in depth, including Ear Infections, Skin Issues, Allergies, Spaying, Neutering, Vaccinations, Worming, De-Fleaing & Microchipping, & ailments which can affect the breed.

For anyone who hasn’t chosen their puppy yet, there’s:
The Importance of Health Testing How to Recognise a Good Breeder & the Questions to Ask Puppy Contracts Where NOT to Buy a Labrador Retriever From How to Pick a Healthy Puppy or Adult Dog How to Pick a Puppy With the Right Temperament Getting a Rescue Labrador
Reviews for The Complete Labrador Handbook:

”A superbly-written comprehensive collection of advice, information and ideas about the breed & beautifully illustrated with lovely photographs. Plenty of research has clearly gone into this book with so many quotes from reputable breeders. As an Assured KC Breeder of Labradors I have already added this Handbook to my suggested reading list for prospective puppy families, and can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone interested in welcoming a Labrador into their family or those who already have one,” A. SHELTZ, UK

“This is the book I have been looking for. I have had only had Springer Spaniels. This is my first Lab & after reading this book I am able to understand why my Lab behaves the way he does. I would recommend this book to the first-time Lab owner & to veteran owners,” L. NORDENHOLD, USA

”Brilliant, well laid-out book, full of information, easy to follow, with advice from Labrador breeders - a must for new & experienced owners,” J. McDONOUGH, UK

”We found this to be an excellent book filled with valuable information, tips & guidance for Lab owners. Our puppy is now 4 months old & we have already put into practice some of the tips & techniques suggested in the book,” R. & M. SCHARNHORST, USA