Sweet, versatile, and a devoted friend, the Labrador Retriever's adorable looks, even temperament, and easy-going personality make him an ideal housemate!This Smart Owner's Guide offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for this specific dog breed. Illustrated with photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this comprehensive buteasy-to-read dog manual is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly. Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter. Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features, and recipes, dog training, and care tips are also highlighted in feature pages. The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities.