The Labrador Retriever: From Hunting Dog to One of the World's Most Versatile Working Dogs (K9 Professional Working Breeds Series)

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Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak
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Everything you need to know about one of the world’s most versatile working dogs


• Training methods and techniques specifically for the Labrador Retriever
• How to keep your dog healthy and in shape
• The fascinating origins and breed standard of the Labrador Retriever

Anyone who owns or works with Labrador Retrievers knows they are a special breed. Originally bred as a hunting dog in the nineteenth century, the Labrador Retriever is renowned for its intelligence, gentle ways, and adaptability. The same traits that allow the Labrador Retriever to excel as a hunting dog make it a versatile working dog. Its friendly disposition makes it one of the most popular family pets as well.

Expert trainers Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak take you on a deep dive into the origins and history of the breed before exploring the traits and characteristics that distinguish it. Then, they provide training basics for the Labrador Retriever to get you started, and they examine the wide range of service and detection tasks the dog is ideally suited for. If you work with a Labrador Retriever or want to start working with one, this book offers a valuable guide to the many possibilities this breed offers.