Choosing Your Pup

American Lab, or English?

"American" and "English" style labradors ARE different. Compared to an "American" lab, the "English" will look more substantial, with a bigger, shorter build, blockier chest, fuller face, shorter muzzle.
An English lab will be decidedly solid looking, sports a noticeably thicker coat, and, some say, a more laid-back and mellow personality.
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Books, Videos and Sites on Dog Training, Nutrition, and Health


My Smart Puppy by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson
The Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way to Understand the Relationship between Humans and Domestic Dogs by Jeanne Donaldson (excellent)
Reaching the Animal Mind by Karen Pryor (a marvelous book)
Don't Shoot the Dog! The New Art of Teaching and Training also by Karen Pryor
Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin
To Your Dog's Health: Canine Nutrition and Recent Trends with the Pet Industry by Mark Poveromo
Canine Care and Cuisine: The Healthy Dog Book by Alexander Bastedo and Jeannie Kemditzer
The Dog's Mind: Understanding Your Dog's Behavior by Bruce Fogle and Anne B. Wilson
Barking: The Sound of a Language by Turgid Rugass (available through DogWise at

Labrador Retriever Clubs

The Labrador Club Labs
New England Lab Club LRCP
England's Kennel Club UK-KC

Dog Health

Intralipid treatments MAY counteract poisoning, if treatment is prompt enough -- Lipid Rescue
Vet-Approved Articles on Health Articles


Clicker Training -- prevent nipping! Click
Karen Pryor's Clicker Training Clicker


We recommend feeding grown dogs an assortment of good kibble from various companies so that they get all the vitamins and minerals needed. Since not all companies are the same in their ingredients, alternating food is considered much healthier long term.
What's in your dog's food? Food Analysis

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