The Labrador retriever is the most popular breed of dog in the country, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC).
And no wonder: Labs are big, beautiful, and all personality.
Just Labs is a lavishly produced photographic tribute to these unique animals and their masters (who number in the millions).
More than 200 color photos, accompanied by warm and insightful text, depict Labs being Labs - at home, at play, and, especially, in the field where the breed's attributes achieve epiphany.
Steve Smith is the author of the best-selling Just Setters and Just Mutts, and editor of Pointing Dog Journal and Retriever Journal.
He lives in Traverse City, Michigan.