Books specifically about Golden Retrievers

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by Debra Marlin

Whether frolicking on the beach, playing hide-and-seek in the woods, snoozing on the porch, or splashing in the ocean, the adorable Golden Retriever puppies of Yellowpup will steal your heart in this charming sequel to the well-loved book Yellowdog.

With an obvious affection for her subject, Debra Marlin truly captures the spirit of puppyhood in her irresistible images. Alternately wise, mischievous, innocent, and inquisitive, these darling balls of fur are as entertaining as they are endearing.


by Debra Marlin

Debra Marlin has been photographing golden retrievers for 11 years, documenting their romps and rambles along the byways and sun-dappled beaches of Martha's Vineyard. Now, Marlin has expanded her original, self-published collection of these photos into a volume with more photos and a compelling text--one of the most evocative dog books in recent years. 50 photos.

This book recommended by Steve Armstrong (me, too) and several others!

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by Julie Cairns

Book Description Everything you need to know about Golden Retrievers is here, from buying one to grooming, training, understanding the breed standard, breeding and health concerns. Recommended by Anney Doucette.

by Arthur Vanderbilt

This book has been recommended by several members of the golden email list! Publication date is June 1998.

by Marcia R. Schlehr

A thorough, detailed reference covering all aspects of golden retriever characteristics, care, and show attributes. Includes b&w photos, a bibliography, and a list of addresses of interest.

This one is for every golden retriever owner!

by Dale C. Spartas (Photographer), Tom Davis

Just Goldens takes an affectionate look at this dog that brightens its owners' days and enriches their lives with its tail-wagging, heartwarming presence. 200+ color photos

by Mordecai Siegal, Matthew Margolis, Karen Taylor (Photographer)

This book recommended by Matt Molay.

by Todd R. Berger (Editor), Sandy Carey (Photographer)

Synopsis Stories by Dean Koontz, Timothy Foote, and Karyn Kay Zweifel tell of the joy of owning a Golden Retriever. Diverse photos capture the breed's easy-going temperament and good looks at play, work, and rest. 120+ color photos.

by Valerie Foss (Editor)

Her brand new book, just published in 1997. One of the more comprehensive books available on the breed. Covers information on the history of the breed, selecting a puppy, diet and nutrition, grooming, training, activities, breeding and showing. Has an interesting section where a British, a German and an American judge make a pictorial critique of six different dogs. Full of beautiful pictures. Photos on training and grooming are especially helpful.

Recommended by Glynda Yarbrough.

by Nona Kilgore Bauer

A must-have for any golden owner. The ultimate coffee-table book. Measures 12" x 9" and holds over 700 color photographs. Contains chapters covering all aspects of the breed with many guest writers. In-depth look at activities including conformation, obedience, field trials, hunt tests, working tests, tracking, agility, service dogs, guide dogs, therapy, search and rescue, and drug and arson detection. Also has chapters examining goldens in other countries including Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand and several European countries. Very helpful appendices include abbreviations, hunt test comparisons and recommended readings.

Recommended by Glynda Yarbrough.