The Golden Retriever is a very popular and versatile dog, which makes a wonderful family pet. His adaptability and pleasant disposition allow him to perform a variety of tasks and functions as demonstrated time and again in his success as an obedience dog, a hunter, and a show dog. This is a must-have book for anyone interested in the breed. You will learn all about the history and development of the breed, the breed standard, and how to find and adjust to life with your Golden Retriever. This book has excellent chapters on health issues associated with the breed and on maintaining your Golden Retriever's health. You'll find tips on grooming, and get up-to-date information on performance activities such as field training, hunting, agility, tracking, obedience, and search and rescue.