Synopses & Reviews
The sturdy, active Australian Cattle Dog is an excellent working dog, noted for its loyalty and protective instincts toward its master. This book is a title in Barron's extensive line of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals . Heavily illustrated with color photos and instructive line art, these books present information on housing, feeding, health care, the title animal's traits--and where applicable, on grooming, training, and breeding. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. The titles cover virtually all animals that are kept as pets, and include a wide selection of dog and cat breeds, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, small mammals, and even some insects and arachnids.
This relatively new breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1980, though its ancestors have been working on Australian ranches since early in this century. The sturdy, active Australian Cattle Dog was bred from Collies, Dalmatians, and the native Australian Dingo, and is noted for its loyalty and protective instincts. Here is advice on training, grooming, diet, health maintenance, and much more.
Information and advice to help you
take good care of your Australian Cattle Dog
The typical Australian Cattle Dog: its origins, anatomy, physical traits, temperament, and more
Expert advice: choosing and training your dog, feeding, health care, exercise, grooming, and more
Understanding your Australian Cattle Dog: its voice, its body language, and their meaning
Step-by-step directions for everyday care Informative and attractive checklists and sidebars Filled with handsome full-color photos
This sturdy, active canine is an excellent working dog, noted for its loyalty and protective instincts toward its master.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 94) and index.