Recommended Reading

Books of General Interest

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 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.

The majority of these books are available through or