Recommended Readings

  • The New Owner’s Guide to the Labrador Retriever by Mary Feazell.  Published by TFH Publications, Inc.
  • The Official Book of the Labrador Retriever by the Labrador Retriever Club and TFH Publications.
  • Good Owners, Great Dogs by Brian Kilcommons & Sarah Wilson
  • Dogs by Raymond & Lorna Coppiner
  • How To Talk To Your Dog by Jean Craighead George
  • The New Complete Labrador Retriever by Helen Warwick
  • The Book of the Labrador Retriever by Anna Katherine Nicholas
  • This is the Labrador Retriever by Nancy Martin
  • The New Labrador Retriever by Janet Churchill
  • The Labrador Retriever:  The Dog That Does It All by Lisa Weiss & Emily Biegel
  • Eye for a Dog:  Illustrated Guide to Evaluating Purebred Dogs.  Robert Cole
  • The History of Retriever Field Trials in America:  The Early Years 1931-1941 by Fred Kampo and Carolyn McCreesh.  Contact Fred Kampo at [email protected] or 920-378-5396
  • The History of Retrievers by Charles C. Eley
  • Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin
  • Animals in Transition by Temple Grandin
  • If A Dog’s Prayers were Answered, Bones Would Rain from the Sky by Suzanne Clothier.  This is based on understanding behavior to help deepen relationships with dogs.

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