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(1) Golden Retriever Dog Breed books: breed history, breed characteristics, caring for your Golden Retriever, Golden Retriever health, Golden Retriever behavior, ....

Golden Retrievers for Dummies
by Nona Kilgore Bauer

For the past decade, the Golden Retriever has ranked among the five most popular breeds registered with the AKC, with more than 65,000 Goldens registered every year. The Golden Retriever’s personality is as golden as his outer coat. He was bred to please, and please he does. He started out as a hunting partner who delivered birds to hand and has evolved into modern times delivering whatever suits his owner’s fancy. Because Golden Retrievers were originally bred to work in tandem with humans, they are also highly trainable.

Golden Retrievers For Dummies is intended for busy 21st century dog owners who don’t have time to sit down and read through 300 pages at a crack. This is a reference you can jump in and out of as dog questions rear their furry heads. This handy guide is also for you if:
  • You own a Golden Retriever or thinking about getting one.
  • You've just brought home a Golden pup.
  • You want to find the best way to raise and train your Golden.
  • You want to help your Golden Retriever to not just survive but to thrive.
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Why Goldens Do That: A Collection Of Curious Golden Retriever Behaviors
by Tom Davis

Text from a customer review: I gave this book 5 stars due to two things: excellent, delightful pictures of golden retrievers in all sorts of places and the text which must be read out loud to be appreciated. You won't get a vet's answer to these such questions as Why are Goldens always Napping?
Davis gives an answer that napping helps them avoid some potential while-awake danger and hey, people who nap a lot are a friendly lot and so are napping Goldens. No technical best-in-show tips here. But a fun,fun read and very pleasing photographs of those dogs who never really act like real dogs. And we love them.

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The Golden Retriever Handbook
by D. Caroline Coile Ph.D.

Titles in Barron’s popular series of Pet Handbooks are filled with reliable information and helpful advice on animal care. Written by breeders, veterinarians, and other pet experts, these photo-illustrated books instruct on housing, feeding, healthcare, and where applicable, grooming. Titles devoted to dog breeds also discuss exercise needs and training methods. Barron’s Pet Handbooks resemble Barron’s alternate series, the Pet Owners’ Manuals, but each of the Handbooks has a larger page count and includes more detailed advice and instruction.

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The Ultimate Golden Retriever
by Valerie Foss

The Golden Retriever, with its glamourous good looks and kindly disposition, is now firmly established as one of the world's most popular companion dogs. The Golden was developed in the nineteenth century by Lord Tweedsmouth at his country seat in Guisachan, Scotland, and soon this intelligent, biddable worker was sought after both in Britain and overseas. Today the Golden Retriever is still highly prized as a versatile gundog, retrieving game over land and water, and it has also excelled in other spheres of activity. It is widely used as a guide dog for the blind, and this cheerful, extrovert breed is ideally suited to working as an assistance dog for the disabled and as a hearing dog for the deaf. Quick to learn and eager to please, the Golden Retriever has also made its mark in the competitive sports of Field Trails, Working Trails, Agility, and Obedience. The Golden's handsome looks ensures its success in the show ring, but perhaps most important, the Golden Retriever is the perfect companion dog.

In The Ultimate Golden Retriever, 2nd Edition, Editor Valerie Foss has recruited a start-studded cast of specialists to write the definitive book on the breed. Experts from all over the world have pooled resources to give the most comprehensive coverage of the Golden Retriever today.

Starting with in-depth research into the origins and development of the breed, the experts go on to analyze the Breed Standard in detail. A unique feature of The Ultimate Golden Retriever is "The Judge's View," in which an American, British, and German judge make a pictorial critique of six different Golden Retrievers.

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(2) Books about Golden Retriever Training: training Retrievers to retrieve, training hunting dogs, training bird dogs, gundogs, ...

Retriever Training: A Back-to-Basics Approach
by Robert Milner

Publisher: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
"It may well be the best book on the subject since Dick Wolter’s Gun Dog, which came out nearly a half-century ago." -- Dave Rossie, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Sept. 10, 2000
"Written by a man who has been training dogs professionally for more than 30 years, this 198-page book is one of the best on dog training to be published." -- The Spokesman-Review, Aug. 30, 2000

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The Working Retrievers
The Classic Book for the Training, Care, and Handling of Retrievers for Hunting and Field Trials
by Tom Quinn

In this complete book on retrievers and their training, we enter the world of Tom Quinn, one of America's most successful breeders and trainers of bird dogs. Quinn explains the methods he has used in developing a remarkable series of champion retrievers, including his first Labrador bitch, Nakai Anny, who won honors as Field Champion and Amateur Field Champion, and is a member of the Retriever Hall of Fame.

THE WORKING RETRIEVERS covers every aspect of training dogs for hunting and field trials, from the beginning to the most advanced levels. The book also surveys the various retriever breeds--Labradors, Goldens, Chesapeakes, and others--and their histories. Quinn then takes us, step by step, through the training process.

Also included is information on feeding, care, and transportation; breeding; buying and selling; and other matters of vital importance. Accompanied with photographs, line drawings, and a gorgeous, 16-page, full-color insert with both photographs and some of the author's own fabulous paintings, THE WORKING RETRIEVERS is an expert, comprehensive guide to be cherished by all who love retrievers. It belongs on every outdoorsman's bookshelf.

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(3) Golden Retriever Novels, Essays and Stories about Golden Retrievers

A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog
by Dean Koontz

DEAN KOONTZ thought he had everything he needed. A successful novelist with more than twenty #1 New York Times bestsellers to his credit, Dean had forged a career out of industry and imagination. He had been married to his high school sweetheart, Gerda, since the age of twenty, and together they had made a happy life for themselves in their Southern California home. It was the picture of peace and contentment. Then along came Trixie, a Golden Retriever.

Dean had always wanted a dog--had even written several books in which dogs were featured. But not until Trixie was he truly open to the change that such a beautiful creature could bring about in him. Trixie had intelligence, a lack of vanity, and an uncanny knack for living in the present. And because she was joyful and direct as all dogs are, she put her heart into everything--from chasing tennis balls, to playing practical jokes, to protecting those she loved.

A retired service dog with Canine Companions for Independence, Trixie became an assistance dog of another kind. She taught Dean to trust his instincts, persuaded him to cut down to a fifty-hour work week, and, perhaps most important, renewed in him a sense of wonder that will remain with him for the rest of his life. She mended him in many ways.

Trixie weighed only sixty-something pounds, Dean occasionally called her Short Stuff, and she lived less than twelve years. In this big world, she was a little thing, but in all the ways that mattered, including the effect she had on those who loved her, she lived a big life.

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Life is Good!: Lessons in Joyful Living
by Trixie Koontz

People often say they wish they could have a dog’s life, with nothing to do but play, eat and sleep. In this charming gift book, popular novelist Koontz channels his golden retriever, Trixie, a former Canine Companions for Independence service dog, to get her tips on the good life. In breathless, stylized dog grammar ("Chase ball! Chase butterfly! Chase cat!"), Koontz advocates long naps, daydreaming and appreciating nature. Some of the advice is clichéd ("take time to smell the flowers"), but Trixie also wants people to "eat joyfully" and to think of themselves as movie stars (though "don’t get drunk, punch reporter"). The book is laid out beautifully, with adorable pictures of Trixie playing, napping and nuzzling Koontz. In the margins of some pages, she ponders various "eternal mysteries" such as "did Shakespeare really write his plays himself or did his dog help?" She tells amusing stories and confides her fantasies, one being that a big rig carrying hot dogs will overturn: "I’m only dog for miles around, and same day Mom buys 20-gallon drum of mustard." There are entertaining riffs on the joy of summer and the virtue of books ("Books are fun. Dad’s books are especially fun"), as well as a pleasantly goofy argument for why dogs should be allowed to drive ("Look so cute. Sight of driving dog lift spirits of human drivers, make highways friendlier"). That all the book’s proceeds will be donated to Canine Companions should give both dog lovers and Koontz fans extra incentive to add this endearing volume to their collections.

Trixie wrote LIFE IS GOOD to support her friends who are service dogs for people with disabilities. She is donating her royalties to Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), the national organization that breeds and trains assistance dogs for adults and children with disabilities.

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(4) Golden Retriever Photo Books and Golden Retriever coffee table books

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(5) Golden Retriever Books for Children: story and picture books, and children's book about the Golden Retriever breed

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