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Australian Shepherds


A gift for herding and an intelligent personality make the Australian Shepherd a remarkable dog breed. Learn about this breed’s history, its characteristics, and the care involved when you make one of these active dogs your pet.
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A gift for herding and an intelligent personality make the Australian Shepherd a remarkable dog breed. Learn about this breed’s history, its characteristics, and the care involved when you make one of these active dogs your pet.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Debra Lampert-Rudman
Australian Shepherds, part of the "All About Dogs" series from Capstone Press's Edge Books imprint, is designed to aid children in the process of selecting and caring for a new dog, as well as provide basic historical information about the breed. Beginning with the chapter entitled "Active Aussies" the book describes, through photos and scattered colorful paragraphs with lime green backgrounds, what an Australian Shepherd looks like, how it acts, and details the ways it makes an active family pet. Three chapters follow including "Australian Shepherd History," "Beauty and Brains," and "Caring for an Australian Shepherd." The "Active Aussies" chapter includes a subchapter entitled "Is an Aussie Right for You?" which describes the breed's need for a great deal of exercise, companionship, and training. The "Australian Shepherd History" chapter details the breed's origins in the Basque region between Spain and France. Australian shepherds work with ranchers to herd animals like cattle, according to the History chapter. The "Beauty and Brains" chapter details the breed's many colors and patterns; distinct temperament; and dog shows and events in which they excel. A ten-word glossary contains several words specifically related to the Australian Shepherd including hip dysplasia. The "Read More Internet Site" chapters offer opportunities for further study and research and may require assistance. The Managing Editor of The Australian Shepherd Journal was a consultant on the book's production. Reviewer: Debra Lampert-Rudman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429633642
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: All about Dogs Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 7.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tammy Gagne is a two-time Dog Writers Association of America Award nominee. She specializes in writing about dogs and other pets. Tammy has owned purebred dogs for more than 25 years. She lives in Northern England with her husband, son, dogs, and their other beloved pets.
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Table of Contents

Active Aussies 4

Australian Shepherd History 8

Beauty and Brains 12

Caring for an Australian Shepherd 20

Glossary 30


Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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