This book is the definitive guide to the Australian Shepherd dogs, including standard and miniature Aussies. Learn the Australian Shepherd breed Standard, history and lineage, how to select a puppy, grooming, care, genetics and breeding, herding, showing, training for obedience, agility and stock work, raising puppies, and more. This complete breed book is a must for every owner or prospective owner or breeder of Australian Shepherds.
• Origin and history
• Amazing Aussie career and service dogs
• The Standard and gait
• Selecting the right Aussie • Care of your new Aussie
• Grooming and nutrition • Children and Aussies
• Health • First aid • The aging Aussie
• Traveling with and training your dog
• Fun activities • Working • Training the stock dog
• Dog shows and showing • Genetics and breeding
• Whelping • caring for newborns • puppy ailments
• All about Miniature Australian Shepherds
Softcover, 8.5 x 11, hundreds of black and white and color photos, appendices, bibliography, index.
AUTHOR JEANNE JOY HARTNAGLE-TAYLOR
Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor is the third generation to enjoy a lifetime association with Australian Shepherds, and along with her family was the first kennel (Las Rocosa) admitted into the Australian Shepherd Hall of Fame for breeding excellence. From the time she was a small child she saw and used the breed in the ranch environment for which it was developed. She has given training seminars in the U.S. and Europe, developed a highly acclaimed stockdog training video series, and is the author of four books. Her experience has taken her from exhibits at livestock expositions to working wild bison for the U.S. Dept. of Interior. She has judged the European championships at the Continental Sheepdog Trials and is an accredited ASCA conformation and stock dog judge and AKC herding judge.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING . . .
“I LOVE the book. It is an excellent book for people interested in learning. …Excellent array of photos. I will treasure it and recommend it.”
— E. Nickelsberg
“This is no light coverage from an outsider, but an in-depth survey of the Australian Shepherd breed by a third generation breeder who has been involved in training and upkeep since childhood. All the basics of the bred, and the show business for Aussies are thoroughly explained in this ‘bible’ of detail, highly recommended.”
— D. Donovan, The BookWatch
“If you want to know anything about Aussies, this is it. …Contains everything you’ll need.”
— A reader
“It deserves more than 5 stars! Just one great book.”
— A reader on Amazon.com