From the Inside Flap
The Labrador Retriever, America's favorite breed, is truly the dog that does it all. Labs have been valued since the breed was developed for their even temper, quick intelligence and versatility. These are lively, active sporting dogs, and there's nothing they like better than to do a job for you?whether it's retrieving a duck from a pond or your TV remote from the couch. Labs are wonderful family dogs, great with kids and sociable with others. They are also used widely as assistance dogs and in police work as bomb sniffers and drug detection dogs. The fact that Labs are so very willing to please, and enjoy working for praise, is why they are successful at just about anything they attempt. It's also why they are a very valued member of any family they join. From the dog in the White House to the dog in your yard, no other breed can fill so many niches, or please so many people with such different needs.
From the Back Cover
The Labrador Retriever: The Dog That Does It All
gives potential owners, new converts and veteran Lab lovers all they need to know about this perennial favorite. There are chapters on buying a dog, grooming, temperament, understanding the breed standard, breeding, health concerns and more.
Dog shows, hunting and obedience competitions, service dogs and all the other activities Labs can participate in are discussed. Five appendices include useful resources, important pedigrees and top dogs in the breed.
Howell Best of Breed Library