Labrador: The Story of the World's Favourite Dog by Ben Fogle (Paperback, 2016)

Labrador: The Story of the World's Favourite Dog by Ben Fogle (Paperback, 2016) Sunday Times BestsellerPassionate and well-researched' TatlerA must-read' IndependentA social history of Labradors and how they have become the world's most beloved dogs by writer presenter and long-time dog lover Ben FogleLabradors are the most popular breed of dog in the world Not only a great family companion they also excel at hunting tracking retrieving guiding and rescuing But where did the breed originally come from? How did it develop? When did black yellow and chocolate Labradors first appear? Did they really all come from Labrador in Canada and are they really all related to just one dog?In this first history of the Labrador Ben Fogle goes in search of what makes Labradors so special Their extraordinary companionship intelligence work ethic and loyalty is captured by Ben as he weaves the story of the breed into his own story of his beloved IncaBen visits Canada discovers hair-raising stories of early Labrador exploits and uncovers stories of RNIB Labradors and Labradors at war Labradors as working dogs and every other manifestation of the Labrador's character 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 tells the story of a dog breed which has captured our imagination and love for hundreds of years
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