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The Resource Labrador : the story of the world's favourite dog, Ben Fogle

Labrador : the story of the world's favourite dog, Ben Fogle

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Labrador : the story of the world's favourite dog
Title
Labrador
Title remainder
the story of the world's favourite dog
Statement of responsibility
Ben Fogle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Native to Newfoundland, where they worked side-by-side with fishermen, then brought to England in the 1800s by English ships, Labradors are not only popular as a family companion but also excel in hunting, tracking, retrieving, guiding and rescuing. In this social history of the Labrador, Ben Fogle investigates what makes Labradors so beloved and why they are considered so trustworthy--30 per cent of dogs used as guide dogs in the UK by The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association are Labradors, for instance. They have an extraordinary capacity for companionship, intelligence, work ethic, and loyalty. With stories of RNIB Labradors and Labradors at war, Labradors as working dogs and every other manifestation of Labrador/human interaction, Ben writes engagingly and passionately about our lasting love for one of man's best friends and companions. Exploring their origin, early characteristics, their use as gun dogs, as therapy dogs, as police dogs, as search and rescue dogs and last--and absolutely not least--as family pets, Ben draws on the extraordinary experiences we have encountered with Labradors to tell the story of a dog breed which has captured our imagination and love for hundreds of years
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fogle, Ben
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fogle, Ben
  • Labrador retriever
  • Labrador retriever
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Dogs
  • Dogs
Label
Labrador : the story of the world's favourite dog, Ben Fogle
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
190459
Extent
263 p., 8 unnumbered p. of plates
Isbn
9780007549016
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.).
Label
Labrador : the story of the world's favourite dog, Ben Fogle
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
190459
Extent
263 p., 8 unnumbered p. of plates
Isbn
9780007549016
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.).

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